December 31, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/31/2013


"I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace."


~Dalai Lama XIV


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December 30, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/30/2013


"So long as people give priority to material values, then injustice, inequity, intolerance, and greed - all the outward manifestations of neglect of our inner values - will persist."


~Dalai Lama XIV


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December 29, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/29/2013


"Once we are able to combine a feeling of empathy for others with a profound understanding of the suffering they experience, we become able to generate genuine compassion for them. We must work at this continually."


~Dalai Lama XIV


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December 28, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/28/2013


"Education is the proper way to promote compassion and tolerance in society. Compassion and peace of mind bring a sense of confidence that reduce stress and anxiety, whereas anger and hatred come from frustration and undermine our sense of trust. Because of ignorance, many of our problems are our own creation. Education, however, is the instrument that increases our ability to employ our own intelligence."


~Dalai Lama XIV


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December 27, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/27/2013


"Happiness arises as a result of different causes and conditions. If you harm someone out of anger, you may feel some superficial satisfaction, but deep down you know it was wrong. Your confidence will be undermined. However, if you have an altruistic attitude, you'll feel comfortable and confident in the presence of others."


~Dalai Lama XIV


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December 26, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/26/2013


"The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive."


~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 24, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/24/2013


"The fact is that when you make the other suffer, he will try to find relief by making you suffer more. The result is an escalation of suffering on both sides."


~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 23, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/23/2013


"Being rich is an obstacle to loving. When you are rich, you want to continue to be rich, and so you end up devoting all your time, all your energy, in your daily life to staying rich."


~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 22, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/22/2013


"In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality."


~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 21, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/21/2013


"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself."


~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 20, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/20/2013


"Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free."


~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 19, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/19/2013


"Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today."


~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 18, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/18/2013


"The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person's suffering and bring that person joy."


~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 17, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/17/2013


"When you say something really unkind, when you do something in retaliation your anger increases. You make the other person suffer, and he will try hard to say or to do something back to get relief from his suffering. That is how conflict escalates."


~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 16, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/16/2013


"When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love."


~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 13, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/13/2013


"The greater the level of calmness of our mind, the greater our peace of mind, the greater our ability to enjoy a happy and joyful life."


~His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama


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December 12, 2013

December 10, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/10/2013


"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness."


~His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama


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December 09, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/9/2013


"So long as people give priority to material values, then injustice, inequity, intolerance, and greed - all the outward manifestations of neglect of our inner values - will persist."


~His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama


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December 08, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/8/2013


"Once we are able to combine a feeling of empathy for others with a profound understanding of the suffering they experience, we become able to generate genuine compassion for them. We must work at this continually."


~His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama


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December 07, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/7/2013


"I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction."


~His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama


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December 05, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/5/2013


"As a flower that is lovely and beautiful, but is scentless, even so fruitless is the well-spoken word of one who practices it not."


~Gautama Buddha


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