Category Archives: Quotes by other persons

How do we overcome ignorance?

How do we overcome ignorance, by praying to the Buddha? No, by following the path he showed. As he said, “You are your own master.” The Buddha didn’t say, “I’m the Buddha, pray to me.” He taught the Four Noble … Continue reading

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The wisdom that understands emptiness

“The wisdom that understands emptiness becomes much stronger with the help of concentration. Concentration brings the power of the mind to bear, and to develop concentration, we need the discipline of ethics.” — Insight from the Dalai Lama

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We need more female leadership

“I have a certain amount of compassion and it began with my mother an illiterate, uneducated village woman, who was essentially warm-hearted. Today, when there is a greater need for warm-heartedness, which women have a special capacity for, as scientific … Continue reading

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As our hearts open to deeper understanding…

As our hearts open to deeper understanding, our circle of compassion naturally enlarges and spontaneously begins to include more and more “others” — not just our own tribe, sect, nation, or race, but all human beings, and not just humans, … Continue reading

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Do we cultivate and eat fear or love?

We will only survive and thrive if we recognize the central power of our meals to shape our consciousness. Food is eaten and becomes the physical vehicle of consciousness, and consciousness chooses what to incorporate into itself from itself. Do … Continue reading

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Our lives flow from our beliefs, and our beliefs are conditioned by our actions

“Our lives flow from our beliefs, and our beliefs are conditioned by our actions. As we act, so we build our character and so we become. By consciously making our meals celebrations of peace, compassion, and freedom, we can sow … Continue reading

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May I become at all times…

May I become at all times, both now and forever A protector for those without protection A guide for those who have lost their way A ship for those with oceans to cross A bridge for those with rivers to … Continue reading

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Your greatest treasures

Simplicity, Patience, Compassion. These are your greatest treasures. — Lao Tzu

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Nothing to do…

I have read and contemplated this ‘song’ by Milarepa many times — it is such a good reminder: …nothing to do, Other than cease fixating on self. It is funny how we can read or listen to something over and … Continue reading

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It is essential…

It is essential to generate a good attitude and a good heart as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short-term and the long-term for both yourself and others will come. — Insights from the Dalai Lama

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