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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 Advertisements

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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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Love

“Love”, in the Dharma, means the desire that others be happy. It takes ‘me’ out of the equation and does not ask for something in return… Love & Light!

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If you shift your focus

“If you shift your focus from yourself to others, and think more about others’ well-being and welfare, it has an immediate liberating effect.” — Insight from the Dalai Lama

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Within that wider angle…

“The moment you think only of yourself, the focus of your whole mind narrows, and because of this narrow focus uncomfortable things can appear huge and bring you fear, discomfort, and a sense of feeling overwhelmed by misery. The moment … Continue reading

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Every day, think as you wake up…

Every day, think as you wake up… “Today I am fortunate to be alive; I have a precious human life; I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand … Continue reading

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It is the act of encouraging others that heals our own discouragement

“Nakagawa Roshi says that when we are suffering, that is when we should provide encouragement to others. He doesn’t say, “first get yourself together, and then give others encouragement.” It’s the act of encouraging others that heals our own discouragement. The … Continue reading

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Shifting focus…

“The moment you think only of yourself, the focus of your whole mind narrows, and because of this narrow focus uncomfortable things can appear huge and bring you fear, discomfort, and a sense of feeling overwhelmed by misery. The moment … Continue reading

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A spontaneous feeling of empathy…

Only a spontaneous feeling of empathy with others can really inspire us to act on their behalf. Nevertheless, compassion does not arise mechanically. Such a sincere feeling must grow gradually, cultivated within each individual, based on their own conviction of … Continue reading

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Once we taste the freedom that comes with independence, it gets easier

“Once we taste the freedom that comes with independence, it gets easier. We realize how much we have lost by desperately holding on, and we know how much there is to gain through disengaging from confusion. We can do this … Continue reading

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