Monday, 21 May 2007

Dalai Lama says .....

May I become at all times,
Both now and for ever,
A protector for the helpless,
A guide for the lost ones,
A ship for those to cross oceans,
A bridge to cross rivers,
A sanctuary for those in danger,
A refuge for those who need shelter,
A servant to all in need.

There is often a big disparity between the way in which we perceive things and the way things really are.

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

There is often a big disparity between the way in which we perceive things and the way things really are.

So the smart brain must be balanced with a warm heart, a good heart - a sense of responsibility, of concern for the well-being of others.

We are human beings, and we have this marvelous brain and marvelous heart, so there is potential to develop a proper mental attitude, through which we can have a happy, more peacful life.


Miss Understood said...

That was a beautiful entry, and they were all so true. It doesn't hurt us to be occasionally reminded of what's important in life, does it?

Queenie said...

That was nice, I feel all warm and fuzzy now!!

Akelamalu said...

miss u
Yes, it's true, we sometimes forget what's important in the hustle and bustle.

Akelamalu said...

That'll be the drink!
Only kidding, I know what you mean. I had such a lovely time choosing the quotes and putting them onto the pictures - very calming.

"Early Bird" said...

All very beautiful thoughts!

Akelamalu said...

early bird
Yes they are. :)

steve said...

You know there are people in this world that think the Dalai is nuts, a crock, and anyone that goes along with him is just as bad.
Can you believe it?
I'm sure they actually know nothin' about what they think they are talkin' 'bout.

Akelamalu said...

I know and I don't care if he is nuts, I like what he says, and there are some who think I'm nuts. How very dare they!
In the words of Catherine Tate - Am I bovvered? ;)

Autumn said...

Very nice thoughts. Thanks for sharing them with us

Mauro C. said...

Hi.. your Love Message it's now posted :)

Just gorgeous.
Thanks for being part of my project

RUTH said...

I've read many brilliant posts since I started blogging but this has to be the most moving and most thought provoking post to date. Wonderful.

Akelamalu said...

I'm happy you enjoyed them. :)

Akelamalu said...

mauro c

Akelamalu said...

Thank you, I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Mark said...

You are so right....

Well done on your award.

Cheers Mark

Cream said...

Great thoughts for a Tuesday...

GEWELS said...

Thanks for reminding us that we can live simply and beautifully just by becoming aware of those around us and developing compassion.

I read the Art of Happiness recently (and did blog about it a couple of months ago) and try to live it every day.

Linda said...

Those were some truly wonderful sentiments, thank you so much for sharing them with us!

julia said...

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

Love that one! Thank you so much for a meditative post that gave as much calmness to us as it did to you.

la bellina mammina said...

Beautiful Akelamalu. Thanks for sharing that.

Catch said...

very nice message Akelamalu! very enjoyable to read!!! Thank You!

Akelamalu said...

Thank you.

Great thoughts for any day. :)

Being Reiki I do try to live by the Precepts - I try! :)

My pleasure, I'm glad you enjoyed.

Calmness is a welcome break. :)

la bellina mammina
You're welcome. :)

I enjoyed sharing it. :)

la bellina mammina said...

can't leave a comment on 'which button to press'

Pearls of Wisdom said...

So true! What a great post. Loved it.
Hugs, light and love.

Angel ():)

Akelamalu said...

la bellina mammina
Sorry the new blogger disabled the comments, they're up now.

Akelamalu said...

Same to you honey. :)

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