Joyfully Shouldering the Responsibility of Others’ Welfare ~ Lama Tsongkhapa

When you see that beings have fallen, just as you have, into the ocean of existence and are stumbling, unable to walk in a safe direction, because the eye of wisdom – which distinguishes what to adopt and what to discard – for them is closed, is it not better to care for others and to strive for their welfare, you who are in the Conqueror’s lineage?… Here, you should use a great person’s joy, charisma, and strength to shoulder the responsibility of others’ welfare, for focusing only on your own welfare is a trait shared even with the animals.

Lama Tsongkhapa

from the book The Great Treatise On The Stages Of The Path To Enlightenment Vol 2

translated by Lamrim Chenmo Translation Committee

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