An Excerpt from Eknath Easwaran's Intro to The Dhammpada

In essence, one can step back and look directly at life (both inner and outer), and see the duality that exists in each moment. Recognizing that nothing is certain, what does one truly desire out of life? In reality, the only actions that can bring about true peace and happiness are those that also benefit others. If one can learn what it means to love unconditionally, first with oneself, and then with those around, and finally with all of the world, one can find peace, and that inner peace will translate into the world without.

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