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“Expanding Your Circle of Compassion.” Chautauqua Institution. Oct. 2009. Conference Presentation.
Source: "Expanding Your Circle of Compassion." Chautauqua Institution. Oct. 2009. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This humorous quote is from scholar and Tibetan monk Robert Thurman's TED Talk on the subject of compassion. Per Buddhist belief, says Thurman, we all have had an infinite number of previous lives, so were all each other's mother at some point. Thurman jokes that this means he needs to apologize to everyone -- presumably because he gave his mother such a hard time when he was younger. Watch the full TED Talk here: Robert Thurman - Expanding Your Circle of Compassion