'Compassion' Dalai Lama Quote Bookmark
This handmade bookmark is made by Tibetan refugees in India using recycled paper. It features an inspiring quote by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
“Usually, our concept of compassion or love refers to the feeling of closeness we have with our friends and loves ones. Sometimes compassion also carries a sense of pity. This is wrong any love or compassion which entails looking down on the other is not genuine compassion. To be genuine, compassion must be based on respect for the other, and on the realisation that others have the right to be happy and overcome suffering, just as much as you. On this basis, since you can see that others are suffering, you must develop a genuine sense of concern for them.”