“I’m sure everyone agrees that we need to overcome violence, but first we need to analyze whether it has any value. From a strictly practical perspective, we find that on certain occasions violence appears useful: one can solve a problem quickly with force. But this success is often at the expense of the rights and welfare of others. Although one problem has been solved, the seed of another has been planted.” ~ His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama
“Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.” from “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse.
(I am in the process of reading this book. It is profound and enjoyable. ) For your copy go to Buddha Center Library section on the site….you can buy the print book through BC. Or if you have a reader/cell phone you can Google “Siddharta.”
For those of you who watch Public Television in the US ~ ~ “The Buddha,” a two-hour documentary for PBS by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin, premieres on PBS on April 7, 2010, at 8 PM EST (check local listing). ‘If you are outside of the U.S., stay tuned. We’ll be sure to include information on international broadcasts as they become available.”
May all mother sentient beings, boundless, as the sky, have happiness and the causes of happiness.
May they be liberated from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May they never be separated from the happiness which is free from sorrow.
May they rest in equanimity, free from attachment and aversion.
~ Daily Four Immeasurable Prayer
I am passing Colleen’s blog post on… so you can be aware, be compassionate, be kind, be mindful of how we treat others is a reflection of how we treat ourselves.
It is not okay to treat beings in a ‘less than’ way. To do so is to deny our Supreme Being in what ever we perceive her/him/them.
Read her post….read the essay….and do as your Heart requires. The Swivet [Collen Lindsey]
Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.-Buddhist Quote
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 14th Dalai Lama
With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.- His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama