The sutras ask, where do the buddhas come from? And the answer in the sutras is, they come from ego. What does this mean? This means that realization comes from our ability to expand our sense of self-care and longing for happiness to include others. This is the business of a bodhisattva.
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
from the book Light Comes Through: Buddhist Teachings on Awakening to Our Natural Intelligence
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Further quotes from the book Light Comes Through:
- Rejoice in Others’ Happiness
- A feeling of positive disgust
- Taking delight in working with our fears
- Putting others in the center