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Selflessness; Altruism

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The word selfless is accurately put. We will never entirely obliterate the self. We can continuously make our lives less and less about self. While it may seem counterintuitive, this is also the path to greater happiness.
As we spoke, another passenger approached, stated he was heading to Starbucks, and asked the soldier if he wanted anything. He politely declined. Moments later, another traveler sat next to the soldier. And a repeat of my very questions from his end ensue...
Tzedaka - Lesson 5
Sometimes we give in order to feel better about ourselves. How can we make sure that our giving is altruistic? When our giving is determined by the recipients needs and not by our desire to give.
Chavi and her husband were dumbstruck. They had realized that the unit was positioned outside, over her garden, but it had never occurred to them that it might disturb her . . .
Selflessness within the sanctity of marriage is a metaphor for a Jew’s relationship with G‑d.
The average person donated of 1/50th of his crop; the generous gave 1/40th.
The average person donated of 1/50th of his crop; the generous gave 1/40th.
The moment that the eye sees something of itself, suddenly its function has deteriorated...
Is there a limit to altruism?
Just because you are ready to completely sacrifice your own spiritual development in order to help others with theirs, that doesn’t mean that G‑d is ready to accept that sacrifice.
How an Atheist and a Believer Answer
When our world is merely a matter of random acts of “natural selection” without any Designer or apparent purpose or direction, what should cause us to selflessly pursue acts of goodness or morality, at the expense of our own personal needs or pleasures?
Diligent and up-to-date parents might want to consider a relatively recent fundamental and sweeping innovation in the field of education, made available to us by Rabbi Shalom DovBer of Lubavitch when he was but four or five years old...
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