"Altruism - The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World"
In his new book, Matthieu Ricard, author of the international bestseller Happiness, makes a robust and passionate case for altruism —and why we need it now more than ever. Altruism, Ricard’s new masterwork, presents a global vision based on decades of personal experience and insight, a road map for the 21st century. Ricard demonstrates how altruism is not an abstract ideal, but an essential dimension of our nature that everyone can cultivate and expand.
The underlying sense of uneasiness that we have now is actually a good thing: it is the expression of our sensitivity. Those who go through life without feeling ill at ease are unconscious. The uneasy feeling caused by our awareness holds tremendous potential for transformation. It is a treasure of energy that we can grasp with both hands and use to build something better. Indifference doesn’t lead anywhere.
JIGME KHYENTSE RINPOCHE (b. 1964)
Oral advice transcribed by the author.
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