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Whom to compare with? What to compare with?
Comparisons are not all wrong.
The key is to compare what,
And with what purpose.
We should compare with the sages on virtue,wisdom,
Vows and resolution.
Thus, to have high esteem and hope for oneself,
And to strive to emulate the sages,
laying the foundation for the arising of wholesome dharmas.
If we compare with others on fame and fortune,
status, appearances, and entertainment,
we will become either proud or humbled, and afflictions will follow,
inviting shadows for a gloomy life.