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The Necessity of Love and Compassion

One can always count on the Dalai Lama to say things like they are. And although he doesn’t specifically emphasize it, he’s great at highlighting cultural imbalances between the masculine and feminine principles. Today, it’s how each principle approaches love … Continue reading

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Shared Knowledge: A Win-Win For All

“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” – Dalai Lama As odd as it may sound, these two simple sentences are extremely significant for reclaiming balance. First, the act of sharing connects us. This is very important … Continue reading

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A Question of Survival

The topic of compassion is not at all religious business; it is important to know it is human business, it is a question of survival. – Dalia Lama  The masculine principle emphasizes the ability to make difficult decisions in spite … Continue reading

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Life is Life!

“The same spark of life that is within you, is within all of our animal friends.”— Rai Aren In ancient times, all of life held a sacred place in the universe. Each plant and animal mattered, and when they were killed … Continue reading

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Saving the Web of Life

“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 I love the idea of Universal responsibility. It asks us to … Continue reading

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Are We Helping or Hurting?

“Our primary purpose in life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” – Dalai Lama I suspect it’s the rare person in this world who gets up in the morning with the … Continue reading

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It’s Alive!

Yesterday was Earth Day and to honor the event, PBS ran a one-hour special called A Fierce Green Fire. Based on the book of the same name by environmental journalist Philip Shabecoff, this program was a brilliant summarization of the … Continue reading

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Universal Responsibility

You can always count on the Dalai Lama to be brilliantly wise.  You can also count on him to advocate balance, even though it might be couched in different terms.   “Universal responsibility” is another way of saying that we are … Continue reading

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Productivity vs. Connectivity

I suspect it is the rare person in this world who gets up in the morning with the intention of hurting someone that day.  Of course, I’m sure there are sad people like that, but hopefully not too many.  And … Continue reading

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Big Bonus: Two Teachings in One

What a beautifully balanced expression the Dalai Lama has shared with us!  To offer both brain and heart as the temple of his soul is exquisitely perfect.  We need both thought wisdom and feeling wisdom to walk our planet as … Continue reading

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