' Compassion '

FEELING COMPASSION IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH

Of all sentient beings limitless as space, there is not one who does not wish to achieve happiness and avoid suffering. Yet, not recognizing that happiness comes from practicing the perfectly pure Dharma, they go in a direction opposite to their well being. Not aware of the cause of suffering, they wander helplessly and endlessly in samsara. Seeing that sentient beings are like lost blind people, we should feel great compassion for them. However, this is not enough. We need to find the means to actually free them from their constant torment. It is only through the virtuous practice of Dharma that we can help.

~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche