Archive for the ‘Dalai Lama’ Category

The true antidote of greed is contentment

Friday, January 8th, 2010
barred window

When it comes to dealing with greed, one thing that is quite characteristic is that although it arrives by the desire to obtain something, it is not satisfied by obtaining. Therefore, it becomes sort of limitless, sort of bottomless, and that it leads to trouble. One interesting…

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Our underlying or fundamental nature is gentleness

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
mother and baby swan

I think that compared to some other animals’, our physical body may have been very weak. But because of the development of human intelligence, we were able to use many instruments and discover many methods to conquer adverse…

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When human intelligence and human goodness or affection are used together, all human actions become constructive

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
rocks balanced

When we combine a warm heart with knowledge and education, we can learn to respect others views and others rights. This becomes the basis of a spirit of reconciliation that can be used to…

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Human nature is essentially compassionate, gentle

Friday, April 3rd, 2009
peaceful lake

“If our essential nature is kind and compassionate,” I asked, “I’m just wondering how you account for all the conflicts and aggressive behaviors that are all around us.”

The Dalia Lama nodded thoughtfully for a moment before replying, “Of course we can’t ignore the fact that conflicts and…”

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Happiness that depends mainly on physical pleasure is unstable; one day it’s there, the next day it may not be.

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Now sometimes people confuse happiness with pleasure. For example, not long ago I was speaking to an Indian audience at Rajpur. I mentioned that the purpose of life was happiness, so one member of the audience said that…

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