If we want to be happy, then the important thing is to try to promote the positive and useful aspects in each of us and to try to reduce the negative. - Dalai Lama 14th
With just a little examination, most of us can see that happiness is in the mind and heart, not in the nose, eyes, ears, tongue, or body. - Anushka Fernandopulle
There is no enlightenment. There is only enlightened activity. - Alan Senauke
Even if anger gives us the strength to react or to respond in the event of conflict, the energy it gives us is blind and difficult to control. The only advantage that anger has is the energy it brings us, but we could find this energy just as well from other sources. - Dalai Lama
Every time you feel unhappy, say 'I am happy.' Say it strongly to yourself, even if your feelings contradict you. Remember, it is your self-image that is unhappy, not you. It is possible to switch instantly to a happy balanced attitude and to stay there by believing it. - Tarthang Tulku
There are so many circumstances that make us unjust, ambitious, or aggressive. All around us, everything is pushing us in that direction. - Dalai Lama
There are four antidotes against negative actions: the power of regret, the power of purification, the power of resolve, and the supreme power of meditation. - Dalai Lama
We’ve all done it: been too critical, too judgmental, too unkind, and spoken too harshly about another person. Once we’re aware of how we have acted, it is important to take steps necessary to neutralize negativity and get ourselves into a better place spiritually, emotionally and mentally. Tap into these three powers: the power of regret (feeling sadness over behavior ); the power of resolve (not to engage in this again); the power of purification (adopting a more positive attitude toward the person); the power of self-awareness (being aware of one single weakness within ourselves rather than seeing the scores of weaknesses in another person).
We are each living in our own soap opera. We do not see things as they really are. We see only our interpretations. This is because our minds are always so busy…But when the mind calms down, it becomes clear. This mental clarity enables us to see things as they really are, instead of projecting our commentary on everything. […]
Ultimately, there is light and love and intelligence in this universe. And we are it, we carry that within us, its not just something out there, it is within us and this is what we are trying to re-connect with, our original light and love and intelligence.
― Tenzin Palmo
From not giving to the needy, poverty became rife, from the growth of poverty, theft increased, from the increase of theft, the use of weapons increased, from the increased use of weapons, the taking of life increased, and from the increase in the taking of life, the life-span decreased. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Cakkavattisihanada Sutta
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Vedic educator, yoga instructor, Buddhist meditation teacher and author of a dozen books. Buy his books at amazon or your local bookstore.