Dalai Lama: Simplicity & the Paradox of our Age

Dalai Lama: Simplicity & the Paradox of our Age

Tonight the words of the Dalai Lama ~ Rev Kane

Buddha Nepal Buddhism

Buddha eyes

SIMPLICITY

If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital; satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, shelter to protect yourself from the elements. And finally, there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation.

PARADOX OF OUR AGE

We have bigger houses but smaller families; more conveniences but less time. We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge but less judgment; more experts but more problems; more medicines but less healthiness. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble in crossing the street to meet our new neighbour. We built more computers

to hold more copies than ever, but have less real communication. We have become long on quantity, but short on quality. These are times of fast foods but slow digestion; Tall men but short characters; steep profits but shallow relationships. It’s a time when there is much in the window but nothing in the room.

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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1 Response to Dalai Lama: Simplicity & the Paradox of our Age

  1. Pingback: The Dalai Lama on Anger, Outlook and Universal Responsibility | The Ministry of Happiness

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