Sunday, 30 October 2011

The paradox of our age

Spring joy in our garden

The Paradox of our Age
by the Dalai Lama

"We have bigger houses, but smaller familes
more conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees, but less sense
more knowledge, but less judgement.
More experts, but more problems;
more medicines, but less healthiness.
We've been all the way to the moon and back
but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour.
We built more computers to hold more information than ever
but have less communication.
We have become long on quantity
but short on quality.
These are times of fast foods
but slow digestion;
tall men, but short character;
steep profits but shallow relationships.
It is a time when there is much in the window
but nothing in the room."


  1. The Dalai Lama is a wise man ;-)

  2. Truly, a very complex paradox, one that will probably only get more complicated.

  3. Such amazingly true observations. Depressingly so.

  4. °º♪♫
    º° ✿♫ ♪♫°
    Olá, amiga!
    Passei para uma visitinha.
    É a pura realidade... mas seria tão fácil dar o primeiro passo para mudarmos, é tão simples, no fundo todos querem a paz!!!
    Bom domingo! Boa semana!
    º° ✿♫ ♪♫°

  5. Thank you for this, Marja. The Dali Lama a wise man to see so much and express it so simply.

  6. True! i wish more people just get out, meet, greet n talk :)

  7. Dalai Lama is my hero. He relates in a way we can all understand.
    Thanks for posting he wise words Marja.
    Warm hugs
    Peggy xxxxx

  8. These are truly words of wisdom. Thanks for sharing them.

  9. He's a wise old thing isn't he? His words echo themes in the Tao Te Ching. How many years before we listen - and understand?

    Lovely photo by the way.

  10. Those flowers are so lovely! And the Dalai Lama has such perceptive wisdom!

  11. He is a wise man indeed! So cleverly written, simple and precise. It made me reflect, sit back and read it again. tks for and hugs :)

  12. what flower is this? The pink is soft and beautiful. Looking closely, can it be an apple flower?

  13. Wonderful photo and the Dalai Lama has so wise words!

  14. Hi Marja .. wonderful words - aren't they a good read .. something we probably need to read everyday.

    As Ann says beautiful apple blossom .. or is it cherry - fluffy balls of it ..

    Very wise .. thanks - Hilary

  15. Beautiful! Very wise indeed~!


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