woensdag 15 februari 2012

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"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck." Dalai Lama”

Happiness comes through taming the mind; without taming the mind there is no way to be happy.

When you generate a reasoned desire for others to be happy, your humanity increases in strength.

The more contact we have with one another and the more we come to understand each other’s values, the greater will be our mutual respect.

Enemies teach us inner strength, courage and determination.

I feel that a sense of compassion is the most precious thing there is.

The point of our existence is that, as human beings, we live purposeful, meaningful lives.

Even a small experience of altruism brings a measure of mental peace right away.

If you focus only on yourself and neglect others, you will lose; but you will gain if you value others as much as you cherish yourself.

The practice of love can be expressed in one sentence: ‘Do not harm others’.

We must work to resolve conflicts in a spirit of reconciliation and always keep others' interests in mind.

Moral ethics are the basis of world peace.

We need an inarable combination of material and internal, or spiritual, progress.

Love and compassion arising with a clear recognition of the importance and rights of others will reach even those who would do you harm.

Put this question to yourself: should I use everyone else to attain happiness, or should I help others gain happiness?

You must not consider tolerance and patience to be signs of weakness. I consider them signs of strength.

My own experience, and that of others, has shown me the degree to which positive mental attitudes bring happiness to oneself and others.

A calm and peaceful mind is something very essential.

The message of love and compassion will travel far and wide if all who follow a spiritual path work together in harmony and mutual respect.

If we try to secure the well-being of others, we will, at the same time, create the conditions for our own.

The quality of altruism is fundamental, in my opinion, and will fill our daily lives with serenity and happiness.

Whatever steps, however small, one can take towards learning to reduce the influence of the negative emotions can be very helpful.

We need to consider how our actions, in affecting the environment, are likely to affect others.

If we develop a good heart, real appreciation, love and compassion for others, our life will improve.

Meet hostility and suspicion with kindness. Helping others out of love is always the best option.

It seems wrong to think kindness is exclusively the business of religion; something to be neglected if one isn’t interested in spirituality.

The world's major religious traditions all give the development of compassion a key role.

If you use violence, you get temporary satisfaction. But the nature of violence is unpredictable – it gives rise to unexpected results

All good qualities must be sown and cultivated. We can’t expect to change overnight from an ordinary person into one with high realizations.

To control negative physical and verbal actions, it is necessary to get at their root, the mind, and tame it.

If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.

We must generate courage equal to the size of the difficulties we face.

The very purpose of spiritual practice is to help others.

Taking a realistic view and cultivating a proper motivation can also shield you against feelings of fear and anxiety.

Whether we like it or not, we're all connected, and it is unthinkable to be happy all by oneself.

Love, compassion and concern for others are real sources of happiness.

The practice of cultivating altruism has a beneficial effect not only from a religious point of view but also from a mundane point of view.

We are all part of the human community.

Compassion is a deep desire to see others relieved of suffering; love is the other facet, a strong wish to see others happy.

We all have the right to lead happy lives.

Being motivated by compassion and love, respecting the rights of others – this is the real practice of religion.

Anger cannot be overcome by anger. If a person shows anger to you, and you show anger in return, the result is a disaster.

Without a sense of equanimity, unbiased love and compassion cannot even get started.

Today, when we face problems or disagreements, we have to arrive at solutions through dialogue.

If we want spiritual development, the practice of patience is essential.

When you have moistened your mind with love, you can begin to meditate on compassion.

If you treat people as brothers or sisters, they respond accordingly.

Without inner peace, without inner calm, it is difficult to find lasting peace.

Everyone can understand from natural experience and common sense that affection is crucial from the day of birth; it is the basis of life.

Non violence is a sign of strength; violence is a sign of desperation and weakness.

Taking care of our neighbors’ interests is essentially taking care of our own future.

Wonderful spiritual qualities, such as unbounded love and compassion, are present as potentials in all our minds.

An open heart is an open mind.

Friends, genuine friends, have much more to do with whether we have a warm heart, not money or power.

We have the ability and the responsibility to choose whether our actions follow a virtuous path or not.

Religion have become synonymous with deep philosophical issues, but it is love and compassion that lie at the heart of religion.

By extending our ordinary feelings of love and concern beyond their usual biased limits, love is freed from the restrictions of attachment.

We should value our enemies because they provide us with unique opportunities to practice patience, tolerance and forbearance.

When I speak about love and compassion, I don't do so as a Buddhist, or a Tibetan, or as the , but as one human being to another.

The most important thing is to have a sense of responsibility, commitment, and concern for each of our fellow human beings.

The world's major religious traditions all give the development of compassion a key role.

When we wish to help others and try to do so, our attitude is more positive and relationships become easier.

To arrive at certainty, you need to start from a skeptical posture. The best scientists are impartial, not swayed by their own beliefs.

Only through kindness and love can peace of mind be achieved.

The quality of altruism is fundamental, in my opinion, and will fill our daily lives with serenity and happiness.

The aim of spiritual practice is to become the friend of all beings, concerned about them and ready and able to help them.

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.

If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.

Sleep is the best meditation.

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.

With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.

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