metaxu ~= "in between"

Posts tagged ‘dalai lama’

a positive being

At one level, all major religious traditions have the same aim: to transform the individual into a positive being.

the practice

A spiritual practice is a constant battle within, replacing previous negative conditioning or habituation with new positive conditioning.

my simple religion

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

encouraging compassion

Once you encourage the thought of compassion in your mind, once it becomes active, then your attitude towards others changes automatically.

neither peace nor war

Neither peace nor war exists independently of us. Political and military leaders have grave responsibilities with respect to peace – but they too are members of the society that we as individuals help to create. Peace in the world depends on peace in the hearts of individuals; this depends on each of us practising ethics by disciplining our negative thoughts and emotions, and developing basic spiritual qualities.

tantra : continuity

Samsara and nirvana are nothing but different manifestations of a basic continuum. So this continuity of consciousness is always present. This is the meaning of tantra, or continuity.

His Holiness Dalai Lama