New from HHDL & Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Book of Joy Journal with inspiring quotes to help find joy in our lives https://t.co/lwA2Rvean4
It is not enough simply to wish that love and compassion grow within us. We need a sustained effort to cultivate such positive qualities.
While material development contributes to physical comfort, mental comfort depends on compassion, which expresses itself as nonviolence.
This Earth Day we need a greater sense of global responsibility based on our belonging to one human family.
It is in the nature of the mind that the more we cultivate and familiarize ourselves with positive emotions, the more powerful they become.
HHDL speaks of the hope for a future compassionate world if we make effort now from his talk in Delhi on April 27th. https://t.co/CJkOvvzAZh
Anger may seem to be a source of energy, but it’s blind. It causes us to lose our restraint. It may stir courage, but that too is blind.
The future can be different if we choose to make it so. There is no time for complacency, hope lies in what action we take.
If in day to day life you lead a good life, honestly, with love, compassion, and less selfishness, then automatically you will find peace.
Money and power attract friends. But it’s not you they’re friends with — just your money and power. Only affection brings genuine friends.
HHDL recalls his mother's affection in this clip from his talk the University of Minnesota in 2011. https://t.co/cVqwO5YoHt
The happiness of childhood, the calming of a child's fears and the healthy development of its self-confidence depend directly upon love.
If human society loses the value of justice, compassion, and honesty, the next generation will face greater difficulties and more suffering.
Motivation is very important. We can show love, respect for others, and honesty in whatever we do to help humanity.
Although bringing about inner change is difficult, it is absolutely worthwhile to try. What is important is to try our best.
Peace in the world depends on our relating to each other with compassion.
Protecting our environment is not a luxury we can choose to enjoy, but a simple matter of survival.
Having a calm and compassionate mind enables us to use our natural intelligence more effectively.
We are all social animals and compassion, care and concern for others bring us together.
Live: HHDL's talk on "Embracing the Beauty of Diversity in our World" from UC San Diego on June 16th. https://t.co/cowTiKnH9w
A more peaceful world and a more peaceful century require that we rely not on weapons but on developing a widespread inner peace.
On a mental level kindness and compassion give rise to lasting joy. They reduce fear.
Compassion brings us peace of mind. It brings a smile to our face and genuine smiles bring us closer together.
We experience happiness on a sensory level that is relatively short-lived. But lasting happiness is related to our state of mind.
HHDL cutting his birthday cake during celebrations in honor of his 82nd birthday in Leh, Ladakh, India on July 6th. https://t.co/4gNBEH87IT