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Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard is asking for people to be more compassionate toward animals. Ricard has spent 10 years discussing the habits of happiness amongst people through TEDTalks and bes...
From a Buddhist perspective, we have a broader view of the types of wealth that exist. There is material wealth, but there is also inner wealth. Inner wealth is timeless, and in this sense it is the opposite of material wealth. Inner wealth is the rich pool of compassion, wisdom and other non-material values that lies within us. All of these values are in front of us, within us, but because we lack the experience of drawing upon inner wealth, we tend to look to the outside too easily.