Happiest of birthdays to His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama!
Grateful for his continued presence and his persistent message of compassion as the vehicle of resolving the world’s problems. I’ve had the pleasure of attending three of his public talks, one of which was for his 80th birthday. He turned 80 during the talk, so the whole auditorium sang him happy birthday. May he live in in good health for many years to come, continuing to be a light of compassion and peace.
Every day, think as you wake up, “Today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”
HH The 14th Dalai Lama
remembering who you are, returning home to your true nature, you benefit others.
We cannot force awakening in others.
We can only practice to awaken ourselves and in our practice make ourselves available to benefit others though the benefits of our practice.
In this way, we are planting seeds of loving kindness, compassion, open heartedness, and wisdom. Then when the right conditions arise, these seeds are nourished and grow manifesting awakening in others as well.
Just shine your light. And your light, like the sun, will give life.
Wishing everyone all that is beneficial and all that brings happiness on this Tibetan New Year, Losar.
Could we exclude any from our compassion any more than the sun could exclude any from the warmth and radiance of its rays?
Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
just this! just This!~j
Don’t prolong the past,
Don’t invite the future,
Don’t alter your innate wakefulness,
Don’t fear appearances.
Apart from that,
there is not a damn thing!
~ Dzogchen Master Patrul Rinpoche
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