Amber Lotus Publishing Image from our Dalai Lama 2016 wall calendar. Photograph by Tenzin Choejor. Click image for more info. Compassion is a mind wishing that sentient beings be free from suffering, and loving-kindness is a mind wishing they meet with happiness. Loving-kindness induces compassion, and compassion induces the special attitude. The special attitude here…
Finding your teacher is like finding a spouse…. [I]f this ornery old man could at last find a teacher, so can you.
No one with a sound mind takes on a suicide mission without feeling despair. And despair comes when our we are not heard.
So I think I understand now how the Dalai Lama retains his humility, and how the rest of us can, too.
“…let us work for peace within our families and society, and not expect help from God, Buddha or the governments.”