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Be a Thinker Not a Stinker…

k1281299My dad said this to me. It cracked me up & I knew I had to use it, so I snooped around in one of my favorite books, “Ethics For The New Millennium” by the Dalai Lama XIV…this is what I found…enjoy!

“There is no denying that our happiness is inextricably bound up with the happiness of others. There is no denying that if society suffers, we ourselves suffer. Nor is there any denying that the more our hearts and minds are afflicted with ill-will, the more miserable we become.”

“Relinquish your envy, let go your desire to triumph over others. Instead, try to benefit them. With kindness, with courage, and confident that in doing so you are sure to meet with success, welcome others with a smile. Be straightforward. And try to be impartial. Treat everyone as if they were a close friend. I say this neither as Dalai Lama nor as someone who has special powers or ability. Of these I have none. I speak as a humble being: one who, like yourself, wishes to be happy and not to suffer.”

“If you cannot, for whatever reason, be of help to others, at least don’t harm them.”

“Try not to turn away from those whose appearance is disturbing, from the ragged and unwell. Try never to think of them as inferior to yourself. If you can, try not even to think of yourself as better than the humblest beggar. You will look the same in your grave.”

Man, the Dalai Lama says the greatest things, and sometimes so does my dad!

Randi B.

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