by Tashi Nyima
To obtain real peace and happiness in this world, one has simply to follow the path of ahimsa —nonviolence.
If we do not like to experience any kind of pain or suffering, how can we expect another creature, whether big or small, to feel otherwise?
There is no better prayer or service we can offer to the Buddha than being thoughtful, kind, and compassionate, and abstaining from taking the life of any fellow human being, animal, bird, fish or insect.
Source: Real Peace & Happiness
“THERE’S A REVOLUTION THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN AND IT STARTS FROM INSIDE EACH ONE OF US. WE NEED TO WAKE UP AND FALL IN LOVE WITH EARTH. WE’VE BEEN HOMO SAPIENS FOR A LONG TIME. NOW IT’S TIME TO BECOME HOMO CONSCIOUS. OUR LOVE AND ADMIRATION FOR THE EARTH HAS THE POWER TO UNITE US AND REMOVE ALL BOUNDARIES, SEPARATION AND DISCRIMINATION. CENTURIES OF INDIVIDUALISM AND COMPETITION HAVE BROUGHT ABOUT TREMENDOUS DESTRUCTION AND ALIENATION. WE NEED TO RE-ESTABLISH TRUE COMMUNICATION–TRUE COMMUNION–WITH OURSELVES, WITH THE EARTH, AND WITH ONE ANOTHER AS CHILDREN OF THE SAME MOTHER. WE NEED MORE THAN NEW TECHNOLOGY TO PROTECT THE PLANET. WE NEED REAL COMMUNITY AND CO-OPERATION.” ~THICH NHAT HANH — UNDER THE BLUE DOOR
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