Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Self-centeredness 自己中心

"Now we’re so interdependent, we need to build trust and confidence. On a national or personal level self-centeredness is a source of trouble."
(From His Holiness the Dalai Lama's tweet on January 21, 2014)
Cf. https://twitter.com/DalaiLama/status/425575843843174401


Self-centeredness arises from ignorance of interdependence. If we are aware that our survival and future entirely depends on others, we can't be self-centered. Instead, cooperation is vital. For that, we need to practice compassion. (My commentary)
Cf. http://www.slideshare.net/compassion5151/mechanism-of-mind