Arises from wishing for others’ happiness.
Whatever worldly suffering there is
Arises from wishing for your own happiness.
“What need is there to say more?
Look at the difference between these two;
Ordinary persons act for their own welfare;
The teacher acts for others’ welfare.”
Consider, he adds, how being self-centered is the door to all unhappiness (because nobody gets what they want most of the time) and being “other-centered” is the basis of all good.
Something to ponder during these (more) restful days. I never want to be an ordinary person again. I want to be a teacher. Like that one.
P.S. That’s AFTER I’ve put my own 02 mask on first, so I’m able to help others.