original post removed, but this pretty much sums it up. wise words from some of the greatest teachers...
-if your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
-in the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.
-the key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
-knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
-the kingdom of heaven is within you.