Ghost of Midnight

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habitual preoccupation with self

Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 by No comments yet

From Scott Heiferman

Dalai Lama: “the great movements of the last hundred years and more – democracy, liberalism, socialism – have all failed to deliver the universal benefits they were supposed to provide, despite many wonderful ideas… What I propose is… a call for a radical reorientation away from our habitual preoccupation with self. It is a call to turn toward the wider community of beings with whom we are connected, and for conduct which recognizes others’ interests alongside our own.”

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