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
Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little. ~ The Buddha
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. ~ The Buddha
As you know, not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving. And, I can say this with assurance, the ones who do choose to have this day for ‘giving thanks’ have their own way of celebrating.
So if you choose to celebrate Thanksgiving or not…
Thank you for all that you are…no matter who you are….where you are….I Give Thanks for you.
It is important to be free from clinging to the true existence of things. Otherwise, the mind will make distinctions -between good experiences and bad ones, such as afflictive emotions and suffering. You should reach the state in which the mind is unconcerned by good and bad thoughts, like someone who has caught a disease and, having now recovered from it, is no longer concerned about that disease ~ Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
If indeed the qualities such as love, patience, tolerance, and forgiveness are what happiness consists in, and if it is also true that compassion,
defined as concern for others, is both the source and the fruit of these qualities,
then the more we are compassionate, the more we provide for our own happiness. ~ His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama
When we are lost in the past and future thinking, we are sleepwalking.
The more you wake up to the present moment, the more beauty you will see. ~ Josh Baran