“Sometimes it seems we have a preference for darkness and speed. We can protest and complain and hold a grudge for a thousand years. But in the midst of the bitterness and resentment, we have a glimpse of the possibility of maitri. We hear a child crying or smell that someone is baking bread. We feel the coolness of the air or see the first crocus of spring. Despite ourselves we are drawn out by the beauty in our own backyard.”
“Let no man endanger his duty, the good of his soul, for the good of another, however great. When he has seen the good of his soul, let him follow it with earnestness.”
– courtesy of Tibet House USA
It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
-His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama
Freedom exists within our very own heart and mind.
-Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
You only lose what you cling to.
Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but has no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not.
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water.