Hope Warriors Dharma Talk

Rita (altruism) and Health part 2

Beware of the pitfalls of Altruism

“I often talk about altruism, which we usually recognise and understand as doing something for others.

However, in fact, simply doing something for others is not altruism in the true sense of the word. Or perhaps it could be said that altruism is not complete. 

What do I mean by that? 

The altruist inputs the message into his or her unconscious mind that he or she is so rich that he or she can give away so much, that he or she can practice altruism. Therefore, they themselves become richer.

However, it is not impossible that the recipient of altruism may input the message “I have to receive” into their subconscious.

If you receive altruism in this way and do not give, at first glance it may seem that the recipient benefits. But in fact, it is unconsciously inputted into your mind that you are the one who has to receive.

This is true whether it is spiritual or material.

If it is a spiritual level, you think that you are the one who has to be cared for.

As a result, they give up their efforts to ‘give’, to move towards altruism, and become spoiled.   In fact, pampering is a variant of using others.

In this way, altruism becomes rather negative.

It means that if you are only receiving all the time, it becomes a negative thing.….”

Please listen to the full talk below. Thank you.

“Rita (altruism) and Health. Part 2”


  1. miwatamamoto says:

    Thank you Sue, thank you Ryokyu sensei for this talk full of eusfom and hope! This is the another side of the coin. All therapists, care workers, social workers must know these facts, in order to avoid burn out or not making others more karma. It is so light and feeling catharsis when I imagine the infinite chain of giving hearts on the planet!🌏🎆💖 Let’s move towards the true altruïsme!🥰🙏

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    1. susaneddie says:

      Thank you for your message.

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