Our little self is very selfish. You have to understand, through and through, how strongly you love your little self. To do this, however, the self you must realize is not this small self. It is your true self, which is actually the same as the true self of others. In other words, you have to extend your idea of self to include everyone and everything.

Dainin Katagiri, You Have to Say Something by Dainin Karagiri, Steve Hagen, editor