The Dalai Lama serves as a living symbol of holiness and selfless triumph over tribulation for people of all religious traditions -- as well as those with no religious affiliation at all.
This collection of daily quotations drawn from His Holiness's own writings, teachings, and interviews offers words of guidance, compassion, and peace that are as down to earth as they are rich in spirit. Suffused with endearing informality, warmth, and practicality, they cover almost every aspect of human life, secular and religious -- from loneliness, suffering, anger, and everyday insecurities to happiness, intimacy, and responsibility to others.
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August 24, 2002
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Excerpt from The Path to Tranquility by Renuka Singh
I love friends, I want more friends. I love smiles. That is a fact. How to develop smiles? There are a variety of smiles. Some smiles are sarcastic. Some smiles are artificial-diplomatic smiles. These smiles do not produce satisfaction, but rather fear or suspicion. But a genuine smile gives us hope, freshness.
If we want a genuine smile, then first we must produce the basis for a smile to come.
If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then also there is no need to worry.
To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in somebody else. Rather than speaking badly about people and in ways that will produce friction and unrest in their lives, we should practice a purer perception of them, and when we speak of others, speak of their good qualities.
If you find yourself slandering anybody, first imagine that your mouth is filled with excrement. It will break you of the habit quickly enough.