Wisdom from the Dalai Lama

Wisdom from the Dalai Lama

Modern education is premised strongly on materialistic values. It is vital that when educating our children’s brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts, a key element of which has to be the nurturing of our compassionate nature.

Although we are all the same in not wanting problems and wanting a peaceful life, we tend to create a lot of problems for ourselves. Encountering those problems, anger develops and overwhelms our mind, which leads to violence. A good way to counter this and to work for a more peaceful world is to develop concern for others. Then our anger, jealousy and other destructive emotions will naturally weaken and diminish.

Developing concern for others, thinking of them as part of us, brings self-confidence, reduces our sense of suspicion and mistrust, and enables us to develop a calm mind.

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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3 Responses to Wisdom from the Dalai Lama

  1. keithpress says:

    Hey Reverend,
    Minister here. Are you familiar with the books Authentic Happiness by Martin E.P. Seligman, and The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama? Both are supposed to be very good.

    • revmichaelkane says:

      Aware of the first and own the second, you’re the second person to mention the Seligman book recently, need to check it out.

  2. Pingback: We are all the same | A Buddhist's Journey

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