Sunday, February 18, 2007

Lessons from the Dalai Lama

Some great insights and advice from the Dalai Lama:

Here's a snapshot -
  • 10. "Be gentle with the earth."
  • 9. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life."
  • 8. "Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck."
  • 7. "Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values."
  • 6. "Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality."
  • 5. "Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer."
  • 4. "Spend some time alone every day."
  • 3. "When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it."
  • 2. "When you lose, don't lose the lesson."
  • 1. "Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk."
This is a thought-provoking summary:

"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness."

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