A Real Leader

17190505_1481685678529848_2194111065249882605_nA leader should not crave wealth and property, and should dedicate personal resources to the welfare of all.

A leader should cultivate morality: never killing, cheating, stealing, exploiting others, committing adultery, uttering falsehoods, or becoming intoxicated.

A leader should sacrifice for the good of all, giving up personal comfort, name and fame, and even life, if necessary.

A leader should exhibit honesty, integrity, fearlessness, and sincerity, and should not deceive the people, nor show favoritism.

A leader should possess a congenial temperament, exhibiting kindness and gentleness.

A leader should be austere in habits, lead a simple life, and demonstrate self-control.

A leader should be free from hatred, ill-will, and enmity, bearing no grudges.

A leader should promote peace, avoid war, and prevent violence and the destruction of life.

A leader should cultivate patience, forbearance, tolerance, and understanding, patiently enduring hardships, difficulties, and insults.

A leader should not oppose or obstruct measures conducive to universal welfare. 

—Buddha Shakyamuni, Jataka I

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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