We need to learn how to want what we have NOT to have what we want in order to get steady and stable Happiness
("The Art of Happiness")
More Quotes from Dalai Lama:Self-discipline, although difficult, and not always easy while combating negative emotions, should be a defensive measure. At least we will be able to prevent the advent of negative conduct dominated by negative emotion. That is 'shila', or moral ethics. Once we develop this by familiarizing ourselves with it, along with mindfulness and conscientiousness, eventually that pattern and way of life will become a part of our own life.
We are born and reborn countless number of times, and it is possible that each being has been our parent at one time or another. Therefore, it is likely that all beings in this universe have familial connections.
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.
My basic belief and effort, firstly to try and promote some of the useful emotions such as compassion or forgiveness and through the that way the spirit of reconciliations and the spirit of dialogue. These will increase.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Your friend, your enemy, your neutral all are equal. Genuine compassion is unbiased.
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