Rinpoche talks about many aspects related to the topic “Helpless Helpers”. There are always different reasons why our help has a positive effect or not, our intention is important, also a realistic approach, not taking on too much responsibility, to forgive ourselves and others. Helpful can also be a prayer, a dedication, the recitation of a Mantra.
As an example that we all support others he mentions the old film “It`s a wonderful life” with James Stewart.
In the West many people have a problem with not liking themselves, even hating themselves, Rinpoche had never heard of that among Tibetans.
All that was discussed is related to the general Buddhist context like mind poisons, Interdependence, Karma and Buddhanature. We need to develop our wisdom and our compassion and accumulate merit.