Room to help others ~ Chögyam Trungpa

Compassion occurs because there is room to help others, not because you have been made to feel guilty. Compassion is not based on guilt, but on having Mahayana vision. Because you have Mahayana vision, you can afford to be compassionate. Even if you become completely steeped in Vajrayana practices, you should always reflect on Mahayana vision. Otherwise, you will find yourself becoming completely ego-centered, without compassionate action of any kind. The point of Dharma is not to produce egomaniacs, but good people.

Chögyam Trungpa

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