My Desire Won't Be Enough

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Helping all beings gives us a direction in our life. Helping all beings means don't live just for me. Living just for me leads us to selfishness and ultimately unhappiness because our chasing after our desires and trying to satisfy our desires does not work. Some of us might argue with that point, but the Buddha's realization was that ultimately we'll end up with more desires. So an intention of helping this world already says my desire won't be enough.

So how can I use this moment to make the small world that I am living in a more peaceful, harmonious and healthy place? Sometimes that's what we call good action. Sometimes that's what we call bad action. But the intention is turning ourselves towards the suffering of the world. In Buddhism, that's called the Bodhisattva path.