Jan 27, 2014-- For years, many have argued that our need to help others isn't an act of selflessness -- rather, a trait which is embedded deeply in our DNA. "Basically,they used to say that behind all altruistic gestures, there is a selfish motive. In other words, a clever and acute mind will always find a selfish motive behind a good deed," says french Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard. Thus, is the paradox of altruism. But, what if all this could be changed? Would we then be capable of genuine altruism, no matter what the circumstances" Matthieu Ricard believes we can -- it's just a matter of practice. (7701 reads)
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In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they're not.
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