Thursday, May 30, 2013

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Daily Buddhist Wisdom

Contrary to what some people might believe, there is nothing wrong with having pleasures and enjoyments. What is wrong is the confused way we grasp onto these pleasures, turning them from a source of happiness into a source of pain and dissatisfaction.
- Lama Thubten Yeshe, "Introdu

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A Sense of Closeness

It is not sufficient merely to see that sentient beings are suffering. You must also develop a sense of closeness with them, a sense that they are dear. With that combination‚ you can develop compassion.
- Jeffrey Hopkins, "Everyone as a Friend"
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