- UgyenTrinley Dorje
Diversity within a society does not have to be problematic. It can be a source of richness and enjoyment. We can recognize and enjoy differences, but we must be careful not to exaggerate their importance or solidify our differences. When we do, we easily lose sight of our shared humanity, and divide ourselves up into categories of us and them, higher and lower, better and worse.
- UgyenTrinley Dorje
Finding ways to ground yourself is a powerful way to maintain equanimity when the world around you seems to just be a bit too much - Mallika Chopra
There is a kind of joy that comes from letting go. Many of us are bound to so many things. We believe these things are necessary for our survival, our security, and our happiness. But many of these things—or more precisely, our beliefs about their utter necessity—are really obstacles for our joy and happiness. - Thich Nhat Hanh
True words cure sickness. If they cannot cure sickness, they are false words. - Pai Chang
Sentient beings are equal in wanting happiness and not wanting suffering. They are equal in having a right to happiness and freedom from suffering. - Jampa Tegchock
Point directly at the human mind, see its nature, and become Buddha.
The world can only judge Buddhism by your actions, by your love, your life.- Allan Bennett
"When a painful feeling comes up, we often try to suppress it. We don’t feel comfortable when our suffering surfaces, and we want to push it back down or cover it up. But as a mindfulness practitioner, we allow the suffering to surface so we can clearly identify it and embrace it. This will bring transformation and relief. The first thing we have to do is accept the mud in ourselves. When we recognize and accept our difficult feelings and emotions, we begin to feel more at peace. When we see that mud is something that can help us grow, we become less afraid of it." - Thich Nhat Hanh in his book The Art of Living
A great inner revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of an entire society and, further, will cause a change in the destiny of humankind. – Daisaku Ikeda
Whatever we want to do is in our hands now. -Jampa Tegchok
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