What are the benefits of compassion that are taught in the dharma? One of the major benefits is that through cultivating the attitude of compassion towards those who you are usually competing against is that the attitude of competition with others is immediately diminished. Together with a competitive attitude comes jealousy which causes great mental suffering. When you are overcome with jealousy, you are incapable of seeing the successes of others. In fact, when you hear of others’ successes, you feel nothing but unhappiness. Actually, it is not their success which makes you suffer; it is your own mind that is producing this unhappiness.

~ Khangser Rinpoche ~