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#1. An answer seeks to dissolve the question, a response recognizes the ongoing validity of the question, and seeks to remain in connection with it. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#2. People sometimes find Buddhism pessimistic, saying there is too much talk about death. It's essential to understand that Buddhists don't contemplate death because they are morbid or depressed; they focus on death, mortality, and human frailty as a means of better understanding and appreciating life. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#3. Often we cling to habits that aren't even comforting or satisfying, simply because we are unable to let go or explore new ways to do things. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#4. Before speaking, notice what motivates your words. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#5. When we ground ourselves in the present moment, we spontaneously connect better with others. We become more responsive and less reactive, listening more deeply and speaking with greater clarity. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#6. Non-attachment is not complacency. It doesn't imply a lack of caring and commitment. The philosophy of non-attachment is based in the understanding that holding on too tightly to those things, which in any case are always going to be slipping through our fingers, hurts and gives us rope burn. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#7. Learning how to love is the goal and the purpose of spiritual life - not learning how to develop psychic powers, not learning how to bow, chant, do yoga, or even meditate, but learning to love. Love is the truth. Love is the light. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#8. Enlightenment is not about becoming divine. Instead it's about becoming more fully human ... It is the end of ignorance. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#9. It is usually a mistake to believe that any opinion or situation is objectively good or bad, since everything depends on the perspective of the viewer. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#10. The heart is an organ of perception. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#11. Taking the decision-making process away from people disempowers them. It also makes them much less likely to buy into the decision, however right it may be. One's own conscience remains the ultimate arbiter. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#12. Don't do things that everyone can do,Do things that everyone cannot do - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#13. You don't need to see different things, but rather to see things differently. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#14. We are so identified with who we think we are that it limits how we can be, determines how we live, and conditions how we react. As Mark Twain said, It's not what we don't know that gets us in trouble, but what we are sure we know. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#15. Before speaking, recognize what motivates your words. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#16. For it is not what happens to us that determines our character, our experience, our karma, and our destiny - but how we relate to what happens. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#17. Our sorrows provide us with the lessons we most need to learn. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#18. Give up grasping and see things as they are. THE SEVENTH DALAI LAMA - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#19. My constant daily question is, "What is the best thing I can do now in this situation, given these circumstances? Much is provided; now what is required from me? - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#20. To just be--to be--amidst all doings, achievings, and becomings. This is the natural state of mind, or original, most fundamental state of being. This is unadulterated Buddha-nature. This is like finding our balance. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#21. pleasure and pain arise from virtuous and non-virtuous actions which come not from outside, but from within yourself. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#22. Other people can't cause us to be impatient unless we let them do so. In other words, others don't make us impatient. We make ourselves impatient, through our expectations and demands, fixated attachments and stuckness. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#23. The secret, or innermost, level of wisdom is pure intuition, clarity, lucidity, innate wakefulness, presence, and recognition of reality. This transcendental wisdom is within all of us - it just needs to be discovered and developed, unfolded and actualized. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#24. As long as we're preoccupied with our former traumas and triumphs, or our fears and dreams about what might happen down the road, or who said what to whom, it's very difficult to appreciate and cherish the intrinsically joyful gift of life right here and now. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#25. Everything passes, nothing remains. Understand this, loosen your grip and fine serenity ... - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#26. It is not the outer objects that entangle us. It is the inner clinging that entangles us. - Tilopa - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#27. We must never confuse the teacher with the truth. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#28. Everything is available in the natural state, - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#29. You are in charge of your own karma, your own life, your own spiritual path, and your own liberation, just as I am in charge of mine. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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