The Nature of your Mind

“Realize that the nature of your mind is different from that of the flesh and bone of your physical body. Your mind is like a mirror, reflecting everything without discrimination. If you have understanding-wisdom, you can control the kind of reflection that you allow into the mirror of your mind.”–Lama Thubten Yeshe

Thubten Yeshe

Thubten Yeshe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Think of the benefits

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English: Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche book “How to be happy” launch on 17th December 2008 in Kopan monastery, Nepal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 “Things that are difficult and things that we don’t like bring lung, [a disorder of elements within the body that can negatively impact both body and mind]. … Sometimes when you put a lot of energy into something, suddenly the energy changes and then you change … Psychologically, the antidote is to accept it. … Especially, think of the benefits of the problem. The basis for accepting the problem is thinking of its benefits. By experiencing it, it enables you to finish past negative karma.” – Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Like anyone else….

Like anyone else, I too have the potential for violence; I too have anger in me. However, I try to recall that anger is a destructive emotion. I remind myself that scientists now say that anger is bad for our health; it eats into our immune system. So, anger destroys our peace of mind and our physical health. We shouldn’t welcome it or think of it as natural or as a friend. ~ H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama

Sincere motivation and concern

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English: The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso in Antwerpen, Belgium 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‎”If you help others with sincere motivation and sincere concern, that will bring you more fortune, more friends, more smiles, and more success. If you forget about others’ rights and neglect others’ welfare, ultimately you will be very lonely.”– the XIV Dalai Lama

Old friends

His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet Answering...

His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet Answering one of the questions that was submitted. His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet Talk For World Peace event in Washington DC July 9 2011, presented by the Capital Area Tibetan Association (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

” Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.”
His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama

Om Mani Padme Hum ~ YouTube

 

Om Mani Padme Hum” – it is said that all the teachings of the Buddha are contained in this mantra.

The six syllables of this mantra close the doorways to rebirth in the lower realms of cyclic existence. The six syllables also contain the essence of the six perfections of generosity, ethical discipline, tolerance or patience, joyous effort, concentration and wise discrimination.