Each of us in our own way can try to spread compassion into peoples hearts. Western civilizations these days place great importance on filling the human 'brain' with knowledge, but no one seems to care about filling the human 'heart' with compassion. This is what the real role of religion is.
More Quotes from Dalai Lama:Physically you are a human being, but mentally you are incomplete. Given that we have this physical human form, we must safeguard our mental capacity for judgment. For that, we cannot take out insurance the insurance company is within self-discipline, self-awareness, and a clear realization of the disadvantages of anger and the positive effects of kindness.
To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in somebody else. Rather than speaking badly about people and in ways that will produce friction and unrest in their lives, we should practice a purer perception of them, and when we speak of others, speak of their good qualities.
I agree that the fear of American cultural imperialism is shared by many people, and I agree with your point about the invasive nature of television culture. But I wouldn't draw the next inference that this is negative and therefore it must be stopped. I feel that one should address this influence in a way that takes away the negative edge through a positive counter-response. This way, you reinforce and reaffirm your conviction in the inner values. You harness those beliefs and develop them with a greater degree of self-awareness. That's the kind of response people should have, instead of rejecting technology.
If you come to help us, for the moment, you will not gain any profit. We have no oil. We have nothing to offer to you. But the Tibet issue is moral issue. And your American ancestors, like Lincoln or Jefferson, I think they stood firmly on moral principle. American nuclear weapons and economic power alone will not, will not create more popularity. I don't admire your weapons. I really admire your principles, democracy, freedom, and liberty. Now, your policy, I think, must be guided by these things.
Human happiness and human satisfaction must ultimately come from within oneself. It is wrong to expect some final satisfaction to come from money or from a computer.
In Buddhism we have relative truth and absolute truth.
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I mean the flesh, never fade! The flesh never leave the creation, see, because with that divine spirit the flesh cannot fade. If the spirit is weak then the flesh fade, seen?