His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, with his humorous and lively manner, talks about “Mahakaruna” – infinite compassion in the video below.
The Dalai Lama provides insights on anger and compassion. Anger, he says, is directed towards actions of others, while compassion is directed towards a person regardless of his actions.
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama discusses two types of compassion: biased and unbiased compassion.
The Dalai Lama also comments on the old paradigm, “Destruction of your enemy is the victory of yourself.” This attitude is no longer working in the modern world.
“The more extreme the self-centered attitude, the more trouble you get, “ says the Dalai Lama. In contrast, he suggests that by caring “more about the well-being of others and you will get benefits.”
The Dalai Lama urges us to have infinite altruism and “genuine concern of others’ well-being.”
He further suggests compassionate living has the power to transform us, and ultimately, society as a whole.
Listen to the Dalai Lama’s public talk on Mahakaruna – infinite compassion.
This talk was given in May 2008 in Nottingham, UK and directed by Dolma Beresford.
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Spencer, a.k.a the Urban Monk