I am having a Sunday that is very contemplative, and I came across this video being shared on my Facebook Wall. I felt compelled to share it with you.
Compassion is a characteristic that is just as important in business as it is in your everyday personal life. Unfortunately, most people don’t understand what true compassion is according to the Dalai Lama. His message on Compassion is an essential read if you are looking for more clarity and understanding on this.
Please watch this video of an incredible man doing compassionate deeds in India, and then read the quote below from the Dalai Lama about compassion.
“Because we all share an identical need for love, it is possible to feel that anybody we meet, in whatever circumstances, is a brother or sister. No matter how new the face or how different the dress and behavior, there is no significant division between us and other people. It is foolish to dwell on external differences, because our basic natures are the same.
Ultimately, humanity is one and this small planet is our only home, If we are to protect this home of ours, each of us needs to experience a vivid sense of universal altruism. It is only this feeling that can remove the self-centered motives that cause people to deceive and misuse one another.
If you have a sincere and open heart, you naturally feel self- worth and confidence, and there is no need to be fearful of others.
I believe that at every level of society – familial, tribal, national and international – the key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities.
I try to treat whoever I meet as an old friend. This gives me a genuine feeling of happiness. It is the practice of compassion”.
I would encourage you to read the whole message here.