Try to serve the common interest. Whatever happens, think about what is best for the group rather than acting for yourself alone. The benefit of many is more important than that of each individual. If you cannot tell the difference, there is no way you can serve the public. What’s more, your own interests will be ill served.
from the book The Future Is Now: Timely Advice for Creating a Better World
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Further quotes from the book The Future Is Now:
- Why not support others
- The benefits of dharma
- Living harmoniously with others
- Using discernment
- Guidance on the own path
- How to decide
- Just for the fun of it
- Lighten up
- Assessing a religion
- Coexisting in delicate balance
- Our impact on the world
- Be your own guide