I've been glancing at a book by Traleg Rinpoche entitled The Practice of Lojong: Cultivating Compassion through Training the Mind. What strikes me is the author's perspective. Everything he says comes from compassion. Even after years of practice, I can't do that - even though I want to. For me it is ingrained to take a competitive position, to see things in terms of either/or - what someone else possesses is thereby lost to me. If someone is admired for their good qualities, that diminishes me, and if someone does something wrong, it's important for me to point it out, and by contrast make myself look good. I do resist this - but it's my whole pattern of thought. I'm trying to really comprehend the alternative view - which I find in a few places,and at the moment most impressively in Traleg Rinpoche's book.