Some thoughts to leave you with – in the wise words of the lovely Dalai Lama . . .


Despite the tremendous progress in material conditions the world over, suffering remains. The afflictions such as greed, anger, hatred and envy that underpinned much of our misery thousands of years ago continue to do so even today. Unless there is a radical change in human nature within a rapid period of time, these a…fflictions will plague us for many centuries to come.

The most important benefit of patience consists in the way it acts as a powerful antidote to the affliction of anger – the greatest threat to our inner peace, and therefore our happiness. The mind, or spirit, is not physical, it cannot be touched or harmed directly. Only negative thoughts and emotions can harm it. Therefore, only the corresponding positive quality can protect it.

A mind committed to compassion is like an overflowing reservoir – a constant source of energy, determination and kindness. This mind can also be likened to a seed; when cultivated, it gives rise to many other qualities, such as forgiveness, tolerance, inner strength, and the confidence to overcome fear and insecurity.


Dalai Lama

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19 responses to this post.

  1. If only people gave a thought to their daily behaviour, perhaps we would looking at another world around us.

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    • ❥The Dalai Lama’s teachings are like water and sunlight to cultivate the enlightened seeds of the mind he speaks of…Perhaps with a bit of practice I can catch myself more on auto pilot and be a clear mind peaceful heart pilot here and there. ❥

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  2. Yes, I think so Jose. xx

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  3. Living mindfully, requires discipline. We like to work on automation most days. On days I reflect, I wonder if suffering, pain wasnt designed to draw us to awareness. Notice how attentive we become when we are in pain, versus, how inattentive we are when we are Happy?

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  4. Posted by ders on September 19, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Green propaganda and violence. Is this good?

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  5. Nah just gimmicky – but true. Didn’t hear any violent talk though.

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  6. Posted by ders on September 23, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Looks like the snarling little guttersnipe needs a change from lentils and Al Gore, maybe a good wash, a bowl of beef stew and a week with Lord Christopher Monckton, oh then he might get a proper nights sleep without worrying that the sky is falling. Not gimmicky, not true, well apart from the fish in the sea bit. ;>

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  7. Just popped in to say hello : )

    I love the new look btw…

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  8. Posted by ders on October 3, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    OH DEAR.

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  9. Posted by ders on October 20, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Would you ignore the above if it was from an anti-immigration party who splattered kids all over a classroom because the thought mass unbridled immigration was a good thing?

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  10. So sorry Ders. I think Word Press must have eaten this post so the comments weren’t showing up on my Dashboard.

    I agree, the 10/10 video is in bad taste. It’s not seriously suggesting that we blow people up, it’s just making a point but in a sick way and absolutely, I found it sickening to watch. I’m relieved they cut it.

    Hope you are well Ders. I’ve been neglecting this blog. Busy, busy.

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  11. Posted by ders on October 22, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Mentally confused and prone to wandering, but well thanks.

    Whats the real agenda of the Green movement?

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    • Mentally confused? You’re not alone there Ders. Lol

      As I see it, the real agenda of the Green movement is to protect our lovely, abundant planet from being wrecked by selfish, greedy humans who take more than they need, leaving others without. That’s basically it.

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  12. Posted by ders on November 6, 2010 at 8:42 am

    I think the selfish,greedy humans are using lies, faux science and the people like yourself who are kind and do love the planet, to be even more greedy and selfish, Maurice Strong and Rothschilds are not nice people, niether is Al Gore, how can you trust these lying shitbags?

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  13. Who said I trust them? These people lecture the world on the dangers of excessive consumption while sacrificing very little themselves.

    But the science can hardly be described as ‘faux’ when the global scientific consensus is overwhelming.

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  14. Posted by ders on November 9, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Scientists paid by the rich to lie. Did you watch what I posted on the 22nd of October,from their own mouths, they lie.

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  15. Yes, a bunch of quotes – some stupid, some taken completely out of context and some absolutely Bang On.

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  16. Posted by ders on November 9, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    It dosen’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true.
    Paul Watson Co founder of Greenpeace.

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