There was a thought passing this night, it was like this: Pride is wanting to be great by limitations. Its our suffering, which we must not feed. I guess therefore Rinpoche gave this advice.
Even I know not so much about Theravada;
Once we arrived in Thailand, there was among us a young girl having injured her feet badly on the rikshaw. We were looking for help when a man in a small grocery shop saw us. He directly run inside, came back with a chair and closed the shop for clients. His wife brought a bowl of cooked water, an emergency box and offered tea. The foot was desinfected, got clean bandage by simple loving kindness. We had no opportunity to change the bandage soon, but when we did, the foot was perfectly healed, a new big toonail was growing. It seems to teach me that we need not so much prove
what is emptiness-compassion, rather melt with it, be it
, then Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana are perfected.
I am sure many such examples are right now, while I am here writing what seems good for me ( and not at all for all) on the internet.