Altruistic Motivation (# 1060)

1 09 2016

1.A dark, overcast, wet morning to remember that it is enough. Grateful for another day.


***: A surprise, what are you doing here?
Adams Rubble: I was reminded of your passage from Paul you discussed a few days ago.
***: Oh?
Adams Rubble: Paul said:

The Spirit however, produces in human life fruits such as these: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, fidelity, tolerance and self-control—and no law exists against any of them. (Galatians 5:22)

***: Yes, we discussed that. Paul believed there was no need for law concerning these “fruits” of our living a spiritual life.

Adams Rubble: Thubten Chodron in his book ” how to Free Your Mind” says:

…enlightened activities spontaneously and effortlessly flow from that pure state. These activities will naturally be beneficial, because they stem from an altruistic motivation coupled with deep wisdom.  (p. 15)

***: I see. The common message from both is that some of our behavior arises from our state of mind.
Adams Rubble: Something like that.




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