Motivated by ordinary concerns ~ Patrul Rinpoche

What makes an action good or bad? Not how it looks, nor whether it is big or small, but the good or evil motivation behind it. No matter how many teachings you have heard, to be motivated by ordinary concerns — such as a desire for greatness, fame or whatever, is not the way of the true Dharma.

Patrul Rinpoche

from the book Words of My Perfect Teacher

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