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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

Dharma

Humanity's Survival: Compassion

On this auspicious day of Holi, the Indian Spring festival of colours and love, the 14th and current Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso has inspired me to write about compassion.   586 more words

Humanity

Dalai Lama: “India has great potential to help the world” - Maria Wirth

“Christianity and Islam have a terrible historical record, Indian traditions do not. There were many different ways of worship in India yet all lived peacefully together—till the dogmatic religions, Islam and Christianity, arrived on the scene, and Hindus became their victims.” – Maria Wirth… 1,658 more words

India

Happiness if the highest form of health - The Dalai Lama

No matter how many kale smoothies we drink, no matter how much we demonize sugar or potatoes, “happiness is the highest form of health.”  I found this little quote put much of our current eating habits into focus.   80 more words

Food

(More) Messages from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Mcleod Ganj – 5th March 2015

Holed up in cosy cafe in Mcleod Ganj, decorated with prayer flags and embroideries of the Potala palace, monks slap tables and play with their mobile phones, the mantra ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ is played quietly from a giant, flashing speaker.   929 more words

Spirituality

Happiness

I was looking up a quote for today’s blog post about happiness on Brainy Quote when I noticed a familiar pattern…

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself.

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