Humanity in Animals
The Evolution of Empathy, Altruism, and Even the Soul
Illustration Credit: Best Friend by Anna Magrudeer
Matthieu Ricard is a renowned Buddhist monk and international best-selling author. This excerpt was adapted from his new book, Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World. Reprinted with permission of Little, Brown and Company. Copyright (c) 2015 by Matthieu Ricard. All rights reserved.