Should a man live underground, and there converse with the works of art and mechanism, and should afterwards be brought up into the open day, and see the several glories of the heaven and earth, he would immediately pronounce them the work of such a Being as we define God to be.
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
It is not just a person's physical constitution, their intellegence, their education, or even their social conditioning that enables them to withstand hardship. Much more significant is their inner development. And while some may be able to survive through sheer willpower, the ones who suffer the le
Compassion and love constitute non-violence in action. They are the source of all spiritual qualities: forgiveness, tolerance, all the virtues. They give meaning to our activities and makes them constructive. There is nothing amazing about being rich or highly educated; only when the individual has
A wider of more altruistic attitude is very relevant in today's world. If we look at the situation from various angles, such as the complexity and inter-connectedness of the nature of modern existence, then we will gradually notice a change in our outlook, so that when we say 'others' and when we th
You are the people who are shaping a better world. One of the secrets of inner peace is the practice of compassion.
The essence of Buddhism is if you can, help others. If not, then at least refrain from hurting others.
We must realize that it is best to focus on our oneness, to re emphasize what is the same about each of us rather than dwell on what is different.
A genuine, affectionate smile is very important in our day-to-day lives.
World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.
Looking at various means of developing compassion, I think empathy is an important factor: the ability to appreciate others' suffering.
It is maybe not the best choice to have a favorite anything.
War is out of date, obsolete.
The meaning of life is happiness.
As far as mental development is concerned, we should never be complacent. We can develop our minds infinitely - there is no limitation.
Infinite altruism is the basis of peace and happiness. If you want altruism, you must control hate and you must practice patience. The main teachers of patience are our enemies.
We believe in self creation. That's why Buddhists believe in the Four Noble Truths.
Because we all share an identical need for love, it is possible to feel that anybody we meet, in whatever circumstances, is a brother or sister. No matter how new the face or how different the dress and behavior, there is no significant division between us and other people. It is foolish to dwell on
Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
I always tell my Western friends that it is best to keep your own tradition. Changing religion is not easy and sometimes causes confusion. You must value your tradition and honor your own religion.
First one must change. I first watch myself, check myself, then expect changes from others.
I have observed that religious practice is not a precondition either of ethical conduct or of happiness itself. I have also suggested that, whether a person practices religion or not, the spiritual qualities of love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, humility and so on are indispensab