Thought for the day 11/13-14/17

“Don’t allow yourself to be heard any longer complaining about…life, not even with your own ears!”

Marcus Aurelius, ‘Meditations’, 8.9

“The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors.”

Tenzin Gyatso (The real Dalai Lama)

Happy 80th Birthday, Your Holiness!

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“Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or non-believing, man or woman, black, white, or brown — we are all the same. Physically, emotionally and mentally, we are all equal. We all share basic needs for food, shelter, safety and love. We all aspire to happiness and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries, fears and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss, and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture and language make no difference.”

His Holiness Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama