Source: BUDDHA BLESS Dharma Quote of the Week A kind heart is the essential cause of happiness. Being kind to others is the nicest thing we can do for
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, May 6, 2011
Source: BUDDHA BLESS
Dharma Quote of the Week
kind heart is the essential cause of happiness. Being kind to others is
the nicest thing we can do for ourselves. When we respect others and
are considerate of their needs, opinions and wishes, hostility
evaporates. It takes two people to fight, and if we refuse to be one of
them, there is no quarrel.
A kind heart is the root of harmony
and mutual respect. It prevents us from feeling estranged or fearful of
others. It also protects us from becoming angry, attached,
closed-minded, proud or jealous. When opportunities arise to help others
we won't lack courage or compassion. If political leaders had impartial
minds and kind hearts, how different our world would be!
problems arise from the self-cherishing attitude, it would be wise for
each of us, as individuals, to exert ourselves to subdue it. World peace
doesn't come from winning a war, nor can it be legislated. Peace comes
through each person eliminating his or her own selfishness and
developing a kind heart...we can each do our part beginning today. The
beneficial result in our own lives will immediately be evident.
— from Open Heart, Clear Mind by Thubten Chodron
'May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And may our love fill the world, angel wings tenderly beating.'