Without calmness of mind, it is very hard to have a sense of delight. Without this sense of delight, there is no genuine compassion. If we are totally preoccupied with our own experience — how I feel, what my problem is, and so forth — there is no chance at all for us to care about how others feel. There is simply no room for compassion.
from the book Fearless Simplicity: The Dzogchen Way of Living Freely in a Complex World
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Further quotes from the book Fearless Simplicity:
- True compassion and devotion
- Simply an illusion
- Smile and say nothing
- Acknowledging illusion
- Just let it go and relax
- Finally very free and easy
- Set your buttocks down and train
- True freedom
- Fearless simplicity
- Expanding compassion