Philosophical Sayings About Worldly Matter (XVII)
What makes the sun the greatest thing man has ever known? It is admired for providing light and warmth for all the beings under it. A truly great person is one who is willing to sacrifice his own benefit for the well-being of others.
(This is a translation of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu’s philosophical sayings about worldly matters originally written in Chinese.)
Below is not an official translation, just for reference.
What is the reason for the greatness of the nature of the sun? It is the sun that burns itself and brings light, warmth, and energy to the world so that plants can grow, humans and animals can survive, and our world has the power to survive. This means that the sun does its best for everything in the world. Therefore, everyone admires the sun's greatness. Then, in the same way, as long as we people are not selfish and are silently dedicated. If you sacrifice yourself, serve the interests of the public, and bring benefits and benefits to the public, then everyone will respect you and admire your merits, and you will be considered great.