Compassion Here And Now

We need to rely on common sense and common experience. It’s easy to see that if members of a well-off family don’t trust each other, they won’t be happy. On the other hand, when a family of beggars treat each other with affection, happiness comes easily. What we can learn from this is that never mind about future lives, we need compassion and warm-heartedness here and now in this life.

Dalai Lama

Cultivate A Compassionate Heart

Scientists say it’s basic human nature to be compassionate, which is good because if it were to be angry there’d be no hope. What’s more, scientists have observed that constant anger, fear, and hatred have the effect of undermining our immune system, whereas cultivating a compassionate heart is much better for our health. This is why it’s important that we use our brains to promote such values.

Dalai Lama