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Where hatred…

 

“Where hatred, pride, jealously, desire and stupidity decrease, not only conflicts but also epidemics and natural calamities in the world will decrease as well, like smoke disappearing when a fire is extinguished.”

– Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

 

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We are all the same

 

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama (Photo credit: Alegrya)

 

Although we are all the same in not wanting problems and wanting a peaceful life, we tend to create a lot of problems for ourselves. Encountering those problems, anger develops and overwhelms our mind, which leads to violence. A good way to counter this and to work for a more peaceful world is to develop concern for others. Then our anger, jealousy and other destructive emotions will naturally weaken and diminish. ~ H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama

 

 

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Only where perfect seeds

 

“The practitioner who has the greatest yearning devotion receives the greatest blessing. Even though rain falls evenly over the land, it is only where perfect seeds are properly cultivated and ready to sprout that a plant grows.”

Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

 

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In their quest for happiness

 

The scriptures say that when the mind indulges in sensual objects, it becomes agitated. This is the usual state of affairs in the world, as we can observe. In their quest for happiness, people mistake excitement of the mind for real happiness. They never have the chance to experience greater joy that comes with peace and tranquility. – Sayadaw U Pandita, “A Perfect Balance”

 

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Things do exist

 

The doctrines of emptiness and selflessness do not imply the non-existence of things. Things do exist. When we say that all phenomena are void of self-existence, it does not mean that we are advocating non-existence, that we are repudiating that things exist. Then what is it we are negating? We are negating, or denying, that anything existsfrom its own side without depending on other things. Hence, it is because things depend for their existence upon other causes and conditions that they are said to lack independent self-existence ~ H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama

Answers: Discussions with Western Buddhists,
pages 31-32.

 

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