Words of Wisdom

 

The Paradox of our Age

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

We have bigger houses but smaller families

More conveniences but less time

We have more degrees but less sense

More knowledge but less judgement

More experts but more problems

More medicines but less healthiness

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour

We built more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever but have less communication

We have become long on quantity but short on quality

These are times of fast foods but slow digestion

Tall man but short character

Steep profits but shallow relationships

It’s a time when there is much in the window but nothing in the room.

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The True Meaning of Life

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives. If you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.

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A Precious Human Life

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself. To expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings, I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry, or think badly about others I am going to benefit others as much as I can

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Patience Strong

When the road gets rough and the going’s tough

You’re tempted to say you’ve had enough

That’s just the moment for resting a while

Before you press on to do the next mile

Don’t say you can’t spare the odd hour here or there

For there is a limit to what you can bear

We all need a break to relax and unwind

A little refreshment for the body and mind

It’s wiser than travelling doggedly on

You will recover the strength that has gone

There’s no song in your heart and you’ve lost all your zest

But all that you need is a bit of a rest

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