We must continuously develop a habit of gratitude and compassion on a daily basis. Towards those above us, we must always have gratitude and devotion. Towards those below us, we must have complete compassion and dedication.
The entire practice of Buddhism does not deviate from the two tenets of gratitude and compassion. Such are the preliminaries for--"Seeking Buddhahood above, and saving living beings below."
--Venerable Master Hai Tao