The sublime attitudes of loving kindness, compassion, joyous empathy, and serene composure create for us a path, a moral training to guide us not to ransom our goodness or our intrinsic values for the fleeting joys of worldly gratification. As we purify the heart, we hasten our escape from the cyclic rounds of rebirth. So let us be heroic in the good. What we never thought was possible is truly within reach – purest gold, that higher knowledge, the jewel of the Dhamma within you. A talk given for the Toronto Theravada Buddhist Community, June 2021.