May 02nd, 2024

Those who seek liberation for themselves alone cannot become fully enlightened.

Though it may be said that one who is not already liberated cannot liberate others, the very process of forgetting oneself to help others is itself liberating.

Therefore those who seek to benefit themselves alone actually harm themselves by doing so, while those who help others also help themselves by doing so.

Muso Kokushi (1275-1351)