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The Dalai Lama: Gems On the Road To Peace…

“We can never obtain peace in the world, if we forget the inner world, and don’t make peace with ourselves… ”  Tenzin Gyatso Dalai Lama of Tibet.

Dalai Lama: Gems On The Road to Peace...

Dalai Lama: Gems On The Road to Peace…

“We need to make this a century of dialogue…
Because you have to lead the rest of your life in this century, you have to think, from time to time, about global issues. And for that please make good preparation: education, skill, expertise. Then another thing is your determination, your will power; that is very much based on self confidence. In order to develop self-confidence, be truthful, honest and just. These are key things and … transparency…” Dalai Lama

To people around the world, the 14th Dalai Lama is an important religious leader and teacher in the Buddhist tradition. He is a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, a great humanitarian, philosopher and advocate for the path of universal responsibility, peace and compassion. We see his charismatic side even as he gives somber talks about the growing global crises or speaks about the urgency for global peace. Yet, there is another side to him; a humble, unassuming, playful side. He is a spiritual master who radiates a scintillating energy that pulls you in and steadies you, silencing the noise and cocooning you in a blanket of peace. In his presence, all petty thoughts drop away, time is suspended, and we are reminded of our collective, energetic human bond. Such is the power of his presence.

“If we combine our knowledge , skills and expertise with our will power and determination, then no matter what problems we face, we can solve those problems forever ”  Dalai Lama.

Dalai Lama: Gems On the Road To Peace...

Dalai Lama: Gems On the Road To Peace…

“(Forgiveness and self-discipline)
These are the key points. So, keep in your mind; education and knowledge. In the meantime warmheartedness, willpower, determination, being more compassionate. These are, I think, sources of our strength. So, combine our knowledge and inner strength then no matter what obstacles or difficulties, we can overcome these problem.” Dalai Lama

Recently, I saw the wonderful film, Road To Peace: Ancient Wisdom Of the Dalai Lama of Tibet about the beloved 14th Dalai Lama  produced by Leon Stuparich. 15 years ago, Leon turned his focus on the Dalai Lama. He wanted to know more about the man behind the myth; about his incredible presence, and how to achieve happiness and a “more centered, peaceful life.” The film, which you may watch for free via the link above, takes us on a personal and up close journey with the Dalai Lama.

During the course of the film, the Dalai Lama answers an important question: How can we apply universal responsibility in our lives? His advice and wisdom which he gives liberally, and which I’ve included in my block quotes above and below,  are gems to mull over again and again. I call them his gems on the road to peace. Leon’s goal is to expose as many people as possible to the Dalai Lama’s teaching and peace efforts. You can participate by watching the film and sharing your “like” of this inspiring movie with friends. 5% of the profits from this film (Road to Peace) will be donated to the Tibet House Trust. More below.

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Reflections: Take Two For Peace…

“He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.” Benjamin Franklin

Reflections: Take Two For Peace...

Reflections: Take Two For Peace…

Small Stones
We watched it land, red and proud
Perched on a branch, nary a sound
The phone rang… Peace wasn’t calling
Red Cardinal knew it and went flying
Which was more unsettling?
The interruption or the sudden departure…

In my reorganization mode, I’ve been writing Small Stones which the originators describe as:”a short piece of writing (prose or poetry) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment. The process of discovering small stones is as important as the finished product. Searching for small stones will encourage you to keep all your senses; – your eyes,(and ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind) open.” This post also compliments the Bloggers for Peace effort. Check them both out. I’m adding several Small Stones to tie in with other prompts too.  I’ll be back on track by the weekend. TY! More below.

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Haiku: It Was The First Time….

“As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.” Oprah Winfrey

Haiku: It Was The First Time....

Haiku: It Was The First Time….

It was the first time…
Left my peaceful apartment
Red dressed devil glared

“A person is always startled when he hears himself called old for the first time.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

Haiku: It Was The First Time....

Haiku: It Was The First Time….

She heard it coming…
cool breeze, whoosh wings, Patchouli
We’ve met… A.D.1?

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