It is my firm conviction that human nature is essentially compassionate and gentle.That is the predominant feature of human nature.
Anger, violence, and aggression may arise, but on a secondary or more superficial level; in a sense, they arise when we are frustrated in our efforts to achieve love and affection. They are not part of our most basic, underlying nature. ~ His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or another day that is special to you during this time of the year…I pray this for all of us…
May all sentient beings be happy and have the causes of happiness.
May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes if suffering.
May all sentient beings never be separated from the happiness that is free from suffering.
May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, free attachment and detachment.
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. ~ The Buddha
Even our physical structure seems more suited to feelings of love and compassion. We can see how a calm, affectionate, wholesome state of mind benefits our health and physical well-being. Conversely, feelings of frustration, fear, agitation, and anger can be destructive to our health. This is why we are impelled to seek happiness. ~ His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. ~ The Buddha
Your pleasure is limited because you function within the framework of duality.
If you dismantle this framework, you will experience limitless joy. ~ Lama Yeshe
Too much of a self-centered attitude creates mistrust and suspicion in others, which can, in turn, lead to fear. But if you have more of an open mind, and you cultivate a sense of concern for others’ well-being, then, no matter what others’ attitudes are, you can keep your inner peace. ~ His Holiness The 14th The XIV Dalai Lama