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September 1, 2008
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On the 11th of September 2001 the Dalai Lama said:

Today the human soul asks the question: What can I do to preserve the beauty and the wonder of our world and to eliminate the anger and hatred - and the disparity that inevitably causes it - in that part of the world which I touch? Please seek to answer that question today, with all the magnificence that is You.

What can you do TODAY...this very moment? A central teaching in most spiritual traditions is: What you wish to experience, provide for another. Look to see, now, what it is you wish to experience - in your own life, and in the world. Then see if there is another for whom you may be the source of that.

If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. If you wish to know that you are safe, cause another to know that they are safe. If you wish to better understand seemingly incomprehensible things, help another to better understand. If you wish to heal your own sadness or anger, seek to heal the sadness or anger of another.

Those others are waiting for you now. They are looking to you for guidance, for help, for courage, for strength, for understanding, and for assurance at this hour. Most of all, they are looking to you for love. My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."

How much more wisdom and loving kindness can we get in one short cut and paste than the above?

Taken from the The Wilderness Within site

September 1, 2008
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The INSIGHT From the Dalai Lama for MONDAY, September 1, 2008.

"In seeking to gain a sense of fulfilment for one's work, I think one's attitude is the most important thing. Yes, attitude toward one's work is the most important thing."

September 1, 2008
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these posts are copied and pasted from Tez' thread for those who would like to read and reread them without the "commentary"...

September 1, 2008
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The INSIGHT From the Dalai Lama for SATURDAY/SUNDAY July 5/6 2008.
"When people get angry they lose all sense of happiness. Even if they are good looking and normally peaceful, their faces turn livid and ugly. Anger upsets their physical well-being and disturbs their rest; it destroys their appetites and makes them age prematurely. Happiness, peace, and sleep evade them, and they no longer appreciate people who have helped them and deserve their trust and gratitude.

The INSIGHT From the Dalai Lama for Monday, July 7 2008.
"Here is a general statement about Tibetan medicine: Human physiology is spoken of in terms of the three humors-wind, bile, and phlegm imbalances occur respectively from the "three poisons," or primary mental afflictions; namely, attachment, anger, and ignorance."

The INSIGHT From the Dalai Lama for TUESDAY, July 8 2008.

Ultimately, the reason why love and compassion bring greatest happiness is simply that from the core of our nature these are deeply appreciated. The need for love lies at the very foundation of human existence. It results from the profound interdependence we all share with one another. However capable and skillfuI an individual may be, left alone, he or she will not survive. However vigorous and independent we may feel during the most prosperous periods of life, when we are sick, very young, or very old, we must depend on the support of others."/B>

The INSIGHT From the Dalai Lama for WEDNESDAY, July 9 2008.
If one's cause is supported by sound reasoning, there is no point in using violence. It is those who have no motive other than selfish desire and who cannot achieve their goal through logical reasoning who rely on force.

The INSIGHT From the Dalai Lama for THURSDAY, July 10 2008.
I often joke that if you really want to be selfish, you should be very altruistic! You should take good care of others, be concerned for their welfare, help them, serve them, make more friends, make more smiles. The result? When you yourself need help, you find plenty of helpers!

The INSIGHT From the Dalai Lama for FRIDAY, July 11 2008.
"Any conflict within humanity should be considered. as a family conflict. We must find a solution within this atmosphere."

The INSIGHT From the Dalai Lama for SATURDAY/SUNDAY, July 12/13 2008.
"Although meditation can sometimes mean sitting in a particular formal posture and stilling the mind, it can also include continuously familiarizing ourselves with positive thoughts. This is where we regularly read and recite the texts of scriptures and prayers."

The INSIGHT From the Dalai Lama for MONDAY, July 14 2008.
"Buddhist texts speak of four principal obstacles that one must overcome for meditation to be successful. [The fourth], at a more subtle level, . . . is mental excitement, or agitation, which stems from the fluctuating, changeable nature of our mind."

The INSIGHT From the Dalai Lama for TUESDAY, July 15 2008.
"With love that is simply attachment, the slightest change in the object, such as a tiny change of attitude, immediately causes you to change. This is because your emotion is based on something very superficial. Take, for example, a new marriage. Often after a few weeks, months, or years the couple become enemies and finish up getting divorced. They married deeply in love - nobody marries with hatred - but after a short time everything changed. Why?"

The INSIGHT From the Dalai Lama for WEDNESDAY, July 16 2008.
"Good human qualities-honesty, sincerity, a good heart-cannot be bought with money, nor can they be produced by machines, but only by the mind itself. We can call this the inner light, or God's blessing, or human quality. This is the essence of mankind."

The INSIGHT From the Dalai Lama for THURSDAY, July 17 2008.
"It is ironic that the more serious problems emanate from the more industrially advanced societies. Science and technology have worked wonders in many fields, but the basic human problems remain."

The INSIGHT From the Dalai Lama for FRIDAY, July 18 2008.
"According to Buddhist philosophy, happiness is the result of an enlightened mind, whereas suffering is caused by a distorted mind. This is very important. A distorted mind, in contrast to an enlightened mind, is one that is not in tune with reality."

September 1, 2008
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You're over loading me with these insights from the Dalai Lama! I just exploded all over my room with anger! I guess you're happy now?

I'll start copy pasting the insights from 1960. January 22, 1961: If you're hungry, just eat some food. Its better for the soul and also, sometimes but not always, better for the stomach too.

September 1, 2008
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oops read only, I saw it now :D.

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