It is a misunderstanding to
think that enlightenment is some sort of final escape from life and that the
doctrine of the unsatisfactory nature of samsara obviates any need for
involvement with other beings or social responsibility. Because nirvana is
selfless, there is no self that enjoys a state of being beyond the world. Wisdom
and compassion are ultimately inseparable, wisdom being the complete knowledge
of ultimate selflessness and compassion being the selfless commitment to the
happiness of others.