Thursday, 18 October 2007

Treasure to share


This also belongs in my treasure box. Some beautiful wise words from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Here a beautiful blog with a post about Dharamsala.
"My message is the practice of compassion, love, and kindness. Compassion can be put into practice if one recognizes the fact that every human being is a member of humanity and the human family regardless of differences in religion, culture, color, and creed. Deep down there is no difference." "We should try never to let our happy frame of mind be disturbed. Whether we are suffering at present or have suffered in the past, there is no reason to be unhappy. If we can remedy it, why be unhappy? And if we cannot, what use is there in being depressed about it? That just adds more unhappiness and does no good at all." "By developing a sense of respect for others and a concern for their welfare, we reduce our own selfishness, which is the source of all problems, and enhance our sense of kindness which is a natural source of goodness." "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." His holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

10 comments:

  1. Truly a model for us all to live by. What a great person. I shall now try and find out a bit more about him. Thanks, Marja.

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  2. Marja this was a wealth of material that anyone would benefit learning from.

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  3. Hoi Marja, I'm really interested in Dalai Lama, so thanks for this post!

    Jo

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  4. Hello Marja, I have to say Buddhism is a great wonder.

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  5. The Dalai Lama's insights and writings on what compassion truly is and how it is needed in our big old nasty world is so inspirational and thought provoking. I would love to see him and to listen to him live.

    Great quote. We should learn it as a prayer, don't you think?

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  6. Your blog is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this. Sometimes I need to be reminded of these truths.

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  7. Dickiebo yes I think if you live according to these principles you are more in touch with any religion than if you go to church every week. Not that that is bad but that's not enough.

    Happy about that Brad

    I agree dear Rebicmel

    It is interesting isn't it,Josie

    I don't put so much weight on names. The content is important

    Yes pray that we could live up to it

    Thank you Sue

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  8. Yes very wise words. Thanks for sharing this message.

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  9. Thanks for sharing this information; if I think on Dailai Lama I need to think on a movie but I don't know exactly the name anymore.

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