Visualize and think of yourself as a third person. On your right hand,
imagine your own self as a selfish being, having very self-centered
motivation, appearing stupid and narrow-minded. On your left hand,
imagine a group of poor, needy, helpless people, like the Cambodian
refugees. Now you have to judge, judiciously, without any partiality. If
you are a reasonable person, a logical, wise and kind individual, will
you join the right side or the left side? Think of one single selfish
being, or many, good, poor people. We always think of ourselves, I-I-I.
But if we think properly, quietly, wisely, then naturally our hearts
will go to the poor and needy. There are many reasons for this. Firstly,
these people are poor and needy. Secondly, they compose a majority,
there is a big difference in numbers. Both sides have the right to gain
happiness. Both have the right to get rid of suffering. One being has
the right to be happy. With many beings, the need becomes more urgent,
more important. Our hearts will naturally go to them. What do you think?
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