“Doing Business with Compassion for the Development of Civilisation in Harmony with Nature”
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
This famous quote from the Dalai Lama reminds us that everyone wants to be happy. Most want to be in love. Most want to do what they love. If they know what it is, most want to do what inspires them. Most prefer to do what caters to their strengths. Most like to be close to their friends. Most want to be valued and contribute to a higher good.
At B.Grimm we believe that if we do business with compassion for the development of civilisation in harmony with nature, we can bring happiness to everyone.
Doing business with compassion means to work with loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity, or, metta, karuna, mudita, and uppekha. This is how human beings would love to be and behave.
Developing civilisation refers to the many factors that create the conditions for the wellbeing and happiness of people. Throughout its history, B.Grimm has been serving many different needs of people with products and services such as medicine, irrigation canals, telecommunication, electricity plants and equipment, cooling products, medical equipment, trains, ships, restaurants, spas, porcelain, and buildings.
For people in a society to be truly happy, satisfying their needs has to come with equitable socio-economic development within the limits of what nature can provide, integrated with good governance and all while allowing people to maintain their cultural identity and practices. In the Gross National Happiness Philosophy of Bhutan these factors are called the four pillars of balanced development. If they are not carefully considered, other people will suffer and then true abiding happiness cannot exist.
B.Grimm has always been following these same four pillars with its many social programs alongside our business activities to develop and promote religion, education, environment, sports, music and arts.
Eventually, doing business with compassion for the development of civilisation in harmony with nature is only possible with a mindset of moderation and with methods, which His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has been describing as economic, cautious, and conforming with moral principles. They form the cornerstones of Thailand’s Sufficiency Economy Philosophy and are also at the heart of B.Grimm’s way of doing business.