“Basic human nature is compassionate and gentle. On that level, the seven billion human beings are the same. We are all brothers and sisters. On the secondary level, yes, there are differences—different races, countries, systems, and religions. There are too many differences. I think all our man-made problems are actually based on this secondary level of difference. But if you go deeper—to the fundamental human level—there is no demarcation, no barrier. We are the same human being. Everybody is born from a mother and grows up needing human affection. All the same!” HH Dalai Lama sharing his profound wisdom and vast compassion.
Spiraling down into the dumps doesn’t help anyone. Let’s try to avoid it. Remembering gratitude for being alive, our teachers, the teachings of the Buddha, good friends, etc. helps. Also thinking of others who might […]
When our intentions toward others are good, we find that any feelings of anxiety or insecurity we may have are greatly reduced. We experience a liberation from our habitual preoccupation with self and paradoxically, this […]