Today’s Topic

To familiarize ourselves

To familiarize ourselves with the virtue of patience, it is very helpful to think of adversity not so much as a threat to our peace of mind but rather as the very means by which patience is attained. From this perspective, we see that those who would harm us are, in a sense, teachers of patience. Such people teach us what we could never learn merely from hearing someone speak, [...]

Love yourself, love others

Love makes the world go around. Love, love, love is what it is all about. Love yourself, love others. Just love, and more love. We are trying to make love our default state. It is helped by wisdom, the wisdom that recognizes appearances to be false. This is the gap between what is real and what appears. Mind the gap, the gap between appearance and reality. When we begin to [...]

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Every one of us is getting older

Every one of us is getting older, which is a natural process. Time is constantly moving on, second by second. Nothing can stop it, but what we can do is use our time properly; that is in our hands. Whether we believe in a spiritual tradition or not, we need to use our time meaningfully. If over days, weeks, months and years, we have used our time in a meaningful way – when our last day comes, we’ll be happy, [...]

We are visitors

Our visit to this planet is short, so we should use our time meaningfully, which we can do by helping others wherever possible. And if we cannot help others, at least we should try not to create pain and suffering for them. While we are here as visitors nothing is really owned by us. Everything is leased, maybe a hundred-year-least at most. This includes our house, car, clothes, computer, and even our body. The rightful owners of “our” body are [...]

True compassion

“True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Therefore, a truly compassionate attitude towards others does not change even if they behave negatively. Through universal altruism, you develop a feeling of responsibility for others: the wish to help them actively overcome their problems.” These words of wisdom and compassion are spoken by the living embodiment of wisdom and compassion, HH Dalai Lama. Like this:Like Loading...

Peace is not just the mere absence of violence or disturbance

“Peace is not just the mere absence of violence or disturbance. It’s when there is a possibility of conflict, but you deliberately avoid violence and adopt methods to solve the problem through peaceful means. That is real peace.” These words of truth backed by experience come from the most peaceful, yet strong, courageous, and wise person living today, HH Dalai Lama. Like this:Like Loading...

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Our thoughts and feelings

By being mindful and observing our thoughts and feelings we begin to notice our inner world. This is the first big step towards changing our reality. […]

Honest

The courage to be honest yet kind and respectful helps us face difficult situations. Just being brutally honest harming others is narrow-minded and shortsighted. Finding the courage to be motivated by genuinely caring for others and from that motivation being honest, breeds courage — a deep inner courage of love. Then whatever my come our way we can handle gracefully. Like this:Like Loading...
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