“When you see that beings have fallen, just as you have, into the ocean of existence and are stumbling, unable to walk in a safe direction, because the eye of wisdom–which distinguishes what to adopt and what to discard–for them is closed, is it not better to care for others and to strive for their welfare, you who are in the Conqueror’s lineage?…. Here, you should use a great person’s joy, charisma, and strength to shoulder the responsibility of others’ welfare, for focusing only on your own welfare is a trait shared even with the animals.”
From The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Je Tsong Khapa. As translated in: The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment: The Lam Rim Chen Mo by Tsong Khapa. Translated by the Lamrim Chenmo Translation Committee. Snow Lion/Shambhala Publications.