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The Dalai Lama on why compassion is vital

by Kestrel Slocombe
July 30, 2014
Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:47 -- Kestrel Slocombe

“For any activity related to human society, compassion and love are vital, whether one is a politician, businessperson, scientist, engineer, or anything else. If such people carry out their professional work with a good motivation, that work becomes an instrument for human benefit. On the other hand, if people work at their profession out of selfishness or anger, the profession becomes distorted. Instead of bringing benefit for humankind, the knowledge gained in the profession brings disaster. Compassion is essential.”
         - The Dalai Lama, Opening the Eye of New Awareness

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