His Holiness the Dalai Lama believes all things first originate in the mind. Things and events depend heavily on motivation. A real sense of appreciation of humanity, compassion, and love are the key points. If we develop a good heart, then whether the field is science, agriculture, or politics, since motivation is so very important, things will become more meaningful and beneficial.
Our motivation and attitude are crucial, but rarely considered. We just go along without thinking of our motivation, and without setting a positive motivation. This makes much of what we do meaningless, or even harmful. […]
Compassion is often misunderstood. Partly because we do not have a good word in English that gives the full meaning of ‘nyingje’ or ‘karuṇā’. Not only is this general compassion, it includes enlightened wisdom. There […]