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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 Advertisements

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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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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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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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Without a sense of universal responsibility…

“We are so closely connected that without a sense of universal responsibility, an understanding that we really are part of one big human family, we cannot hope to overcome the dangers to our very existence, let alone bring about peace … Continue reading

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Happiness…

When we speak about happiness, we are often mixing up two quite different and largely independent states — two levels of satisfaction. One the one hand, there are those pleasurable feelings which come with sensory-level experiences. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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The body is compared to a guest house

The body is compared to a guest house; it is a place to stay for just a short time and not permanently. At present, the guest of consciousness is staying in the guesthouse of the body, like renting a place … Continue reading

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The essence of spiritual practice

I feel that the essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward others. When you have a pure, sincere motivation, then you have the right attitude toward others, based on kindness, compassion, love, and respect. Practice brings the clear realization … Continue reading

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The best offering you can make…

“Of all the offerings you can make to someone that you revere — such as material offerings, singing songs of praise, or other gifts — the best offering you can make is to live a life according to the principles … Continue reading

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Karma

The Sanskrit word¬†karma¬†simply means “action”. So when we talk about our karma, we are referring to all our intentional acts of body, speech, and mind, and when we talk about the fruits of our karma, we are talking about the … Continue reading

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