Karen Armstrong on Selfishness

She contends that scripture in all the traditions she explores converges on the same ethical or moral injunction: “To somehow transcend selfishness. That’s what leads to enlightenment in Buddhism. And it’s what St Paul says Christ did on the cross. You divest yourself of something, then you become larger.”

Karen Armstrong / Lunch With the FT, 19 July, 2019

Seneca on Selflessness

“No one can lead a happy life if he thinks only of himself and turns everything to his own purposes. You should live for the other person if you wish to live for yourself.”

~ Seneca