The quote that has become the title for this blog is found on page 34 of ‘A flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night, published by Shambhala, 1999, written by HHDL. He is recommending to one and all the practice of Bodhichitta.
I find it very hard to disagree with his recommendation. I know that in my own life I am a nicer person since I have been trying to follow this path. At least that is what my wife of nearly 20 years tells me. And the good news is that you do not have to be a Buddhist to walk this path.
Truth be told you do not even need to be religious or spiritual. All you really need is a desire to help others by being nice. And believe me, nice is better than nasty!