"I have a doctorate in Buddhist philosophy. Now I want to learn as many languages as possible so I can teach as many people as possible." "What do you think is the most important thing that people can learn from Buddhism?" "Compassion. Everyone suffers and everyone needs happiness."
Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
By Pema Chödrön (via purplebuddhaproject)