Saturday, October 26, 2013

Live in a Better Way

Live in a Better Way
Reflections on Truth, Love and Happiness
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Book Quotes:

The practice of Buddhism can be summarized in the short phrase: "If you can't help others, at least don't harm them."

Patience offers you the greatest advantage and benefit in life, the best spiritual development. It transforms your mind, teaches you to be even more patient and abate anger.

The goal in life is not to harm others, but to benefit others. Make their life useful, free them from problems, develop compassion and wisdom to create greater happiness for others.

...contaminated seeds of disturbing thoughts and this is why it is the nature of suffering. A disturbing thought can only produce another disturbing thought.

Buddhism itself is all about empowering yourself, not about getting what you want.

The idea of karma is that you continually get the teachings that you need in order to open your heart.

Word List:
  • to transform: to change the form of something
  • abate: to become less strong; to make something less strong
  • contaminated: to influence people's ideas or attitudes in a bad way
  • empowering: to give somebody more control over their own life or the situation they are in


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