Selfishness and Selflessness

Music: Santa Maria Amar.
Cantigas de Santa Maria. Sequenced by Curtis Clark at The Internet Renaissance Band.

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1. The last vestige of egotism is the desire to sacrifice oneself for others.

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2. The reward for self-sacrifice is self-adulation.

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3. The desire to "make a difference" is a desire for personal significance, the cause of much evil, error, and pain.

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4. True selflessness requires one to relinquish the desire for power.

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5. The motivations for action ought always to be joy and love.

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