Interdependence is a fundamental law of nature. Even tiny insects survive by mutual cooperation based on innate recognition of their interconnectedness. It is because our own human existence is so dependent on the help of others that our need for love lies at the very foundation of our existence. Therefore, we need a genuine sense of responsibility and a sincere concern for the welfare of others. These are not just mere words, but when deeply felt and realized, are the path to our own enlightenment and the enlightenment of all others. Interdependence brings us to genuine respect and gratitude for others. It is on the basis of others we realize Bodhicitta and full enlightenment. Paraphrased from the master of masters, HH Dalai Lama.
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