By The Dalai Lama
Genuine compassion is irrespective of others’ attitudes toward you. But, so long as others are also just like myself, and want happiness, do not want suffering, and also have the right to overcome suffering, on that basis, you develop some kind of sense of concern.
That is genuine compassion. Now unbiased, even toward your enemy; so long as that enemy is also a human being, or other form of sentient being.
They also have the right to overcome suffering. So, on that basis, there is your sense of concern.
This is compassion.
What’s one small step you can take to cultivate this feeling?
The Dalai Lama is the supreme head of Tibetan Buddhism and a Nobel Prize winner.