Monday, April 18, 2011

Muse: Quotes from the Dalai Lama

On the chairlifts of Snowmass, I had an interesting discussion with  Robert from Alaska.  Robert loves the spirituality found in India, and he has been back their many times.  As we were pondered the meaning of life, he recommended the philosophy of the Dalai Lama.  He encouraged me to take a pilgrimage to India to spend time to listen and study with the Dalai Lama.

I am not ready to set off on a pilgramage, but I do like many of the Dali Lama's quotes and philosophy.  I will share some of them with you this Easter week.  I think they are consistent with the message Jesus brought over 2000 years ago.

"All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives." Dalai Lama

"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves."
Dalai Lama

"With With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world."
Dalai Lama

"Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life."
Dalai Lama

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