Basically, a human being is a social animal. So, if you create some short moment of happiness for people, you get deep satisfaction.
In our own case, we don't consider the loss of a monastery or a monument the end of our entire way of life. If one monastery is destroyed, sometimes it happens.
Concern yourselves more with the needs of others, with the needs of all humanity, and you'll have peace of mind.
When you engage in fulfilling the needs of others, your own needs are fulfilled as a by-product.
One can overcome the forces of negative emotions, like anger and hatred, by cultivating their counter-forces, like love and compassion.
There is soul music, soul food, and soul love.
Do something that scares you every day. You have nothing to lose but fear itself.
When I meet people from other cultures I know that they too want happiness and do not want suffering, this allows me to see them as brothers and sisters.
We have to adopt a wider perspective, and always find common things between the people of north, east, south, and west. Conflict comes from the basis of differencs.
I one individual human being. One of the seven billion human being. I believe each of us, our future depends on the rest of humanity.
The practice of love can be expressed in one sentence: 'Do not harm others.'
The real enemy of happiness is the mind's fixations and delusions... If you have the right mind, you can overcome anything -- you can be happy, no matter what.
I am the source of my own suffering, because of the habits of my mind.
Firstly, as a Buddhist monk, I hold that violence is not good. Secondly, I am a firm believer in the Gandian ethic of passive resistance. And thirdly, in reality, violence is not our strength.
It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others.
Everybody wants a happy life and a peaceful mind, but we have to produce peace of mind through our own practice.
Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength.
A positive future cannot emerge from the mind of anger of despair.
All beings want to live in peace and happiness, undisturbed. Therefore the concept of human rights is universal.
Infinite altruism is the basis of peace and happiness. If you want altruism, you must control hate and you must practice patience. The main teachers of patience are our enemies.
What is important is to see how we can best lead a meaningful everyday life, how we can bring about peace and harmony in our minds, how we can help contribute to society.
When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot.
When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.
It is very wrong for people to feel deeply sad when they lose some money, yet when they waste the precious moments of their lives they do not have the slightest feeling of repentance.
Buddha was speaking about reality. Reality may be one, in its deepest essence, but Buddha also stated that all propositions about reality are only contingent.
Our prime purpose in life is to serve others.
Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease.
We have to have some form of politics. Politics is a form of resolving conflicts. Politics which comes from sincere motivation is constructive.
Follow the three R's: -- Respect for self. -- Respect for others. -- Responsibility for all your actions.
In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
True enlightenment is nothing but the nature of one's own self being fully realized.
If you are showing love to your fellow human beings, you are showing love to your God.
The universe is a single atom: the convergence of science and spirituality.
Self-discipline is crucial to a simpler, more contented life.
Just as compassion is the wish that all sentient beings be free of suffering, loving-kindness is the wish that all may enjoy happiness.
There should be a balance between material and spiritual progress, a balance achieved through the principles based on love and compassion.
A positive state of mind is not merely good for you, it benefits everyone with whom you come into contact, literally changing the world.
In order to meditate correctly, you must have knowledge.
If we want spiritual development, the practice of patience is essential.
If there is a solution to a problem, there is no need to worry. And if there is no solution, there is no need to worry.
The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness.
The ultimate source of a happy life is warm-heartedness. This means extending to others the kind of concern we have for ourselves. On a simple level we find that if we have a compassionate heart we naturally have more friends. And scientists today are discovering that while anger and hatred eat into our immune system, warm-heartedness and compassion are good for our health.
The essence of compassion is a desire to alleviate the suffering of others and to promote their well-being.
Anger, hatred, fear, is very bad for our health.
Happiness comes through taming the mind; without taming the mind there is no way to be happy.
Religion does not mean just precepts, a temple, monastery, or other external signs, for these as well as hearing and thinking are subsidiary factors in taming the mind.
Other human beings have a right to peace and happiness that is equal to our own; therefore we have a responsibility to help those in need.
Compassion is of little value if it just remains an idea. It must motivate how we respond to others and be reflective in all our thoughts and actions.
All human beings have an innate desire to overcome suffering, to find happiness. Training the mind to think differently, through meditation, is one important way to avoid suffering and be happy.
Happiness can be achieved through training the mind.
We must recognize that all beings want the same thing we want. This is the way to achieve a true understanding, unfettered by artificial consideration.
Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.
Inner values like friendship, trust, honesty and compassion are much more reliable than money -- they always bring happiness and strength.
Who has magnificent self-confidence
And fears nothing that exists?
The man who has attained to truth
And lives free of error.
Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
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