The true bodhisattva spirit grows out of this personal sense of freedom. You discover that you don’t feel so needy anymore. You don’t crave another refueling – with shamatha or with other people’s love and attention – because you know within yourself how to be free, how to be confident. With this sense of security and freedom, you begin to direct your attention to the needs of others. The compassion expands.
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:
- Simply an illusion
- Acknowledging illusion
- True compassion and devotion
- Importance of a calm mind
- Just let it go and relax
- Finally very free and easy
- Set your buttocks down and train
- True freedom
- Fearless simplicity