We should rejoice in our fortune of having the precious chance, as humans, to practice altruism, a practice that I personally believe is the highest fulfillment of human value. . . . The essence of dharma practice is to bring about a discipline within the mind, a state of mind free of hatred, lust and harmful intentions. Hence the entire message of the buddhadharma could be summed up in two succinct statements: "Help others," and "If you cannot help them, at least do not harm others."

His Holiness The Dalai Lama, The Path to Bliss by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Christine Cox, editor