Petty Concerns

“If we are attached to petty concerns and never aspired to anything great, we won’t accomplish much. What is petty and what is great? Petty is for oneself alone, for immediate gratification, and for harmful deeds, while great is for the many, for the long term, and for positive pursuits. Look closely– what have you or those around you achieved? Avoid pettiness and aspire to great things!”  ~Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Somebody said that there is really only one sin– selfishness– and every other sin is just a branch from that one.

When I’m faced with a moral ambiguity, I reflect back on that and ask myself, “Who benefits?”  If the answer is “Only me,” I know to tread carefully.

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