Dalai Lama - Practical Way Of Directing Love And Compassion
Our basic human nature is compassionate and gentle. H.H. The Dalai Lama describes how compassion is the most precious treasure, and it involves a sense of responsibility for the well being of others. A mother's first act to her new born baby is the compassionate offering of milk, and this act of compassion is the beginning of our life. Thus our nature is imbued with compassion right from the beginning. His Holiness discusses how when we are being educated the teacher who is affectionate and kind as well as efficient is the teacher we learn most from. The doctor who shows real warm human feelings and genuine concern helps us feel secure and cared for, while a competent doctor who is unfriendly only makes us feel nervous. Therefore our whole life we depend on the affection and loving concern of others, so it is very important to develop love and compassion for others and actively care for them.