August 08, 2009

Daily Dharma: The Source of All Happiness

Dalai Lama TricycleIn this world, all qualities spring from preferring the well-being of
others to our own, whereas frustrations, confusion, and pain result
from selfish attitudes. By adopting an altruistic outlook and by
treating others in the way they deserve, our own happiness is assured
as a byproduct. We should realize that self-centeredness is the source
of all suffering, and that thinking of others is the source of all

–His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV, from The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Inner Peace (Element)

Share with a Friend

Email to a Friend

Already a member? Log in to share this content.

You must be a Tricycle Community member to use this feature.

1. Join as a Basic Member

Signing up to Tricycle newsletters will enroll you as a free Tricycle Basic Member.You can opt out of our emails at any time from your account screen.

2. Enter Your Message Details

Enter multiple email addresses on separate lines or separate them with commas.
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
links for 2009-08-08 « Brain Music – Gadgets, Social Media, 's picture

[...] Tricycle » Daily Dharma: The Source of All Happiness (tags: zen mindfulness) [...]

William Lu's picture

Apparently altruism seems to be inherent in all social animals while spite, a feature of self-centerdness, appears to be a particular only to humans. Therefore we must work harder to lead an altruistic life and shed the bad habits that we were born into.