Help Others for Yourself
The heavens and earth are from the same source as we are, so in this sense we are all one and the same with everything.
There are a zillion things in between the heavens and earth, but there’s nothing outside of you, since
you are everything.
Consequently, to help others is to help
yourself and to harm others is to harm
yourself.
There probably isn’t a single person who really wishes to harm you. So think deeply of this principle, and in order to help
yourself, help others.
Ven.Tong Songchol (1912~1993), one of the great Zen masters in the last century was also called the ‘Living Buddha of Korea’.