The Goal.

Via elephant journal
on Aug 23, 2011
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The goal

is to cultivate in our hearts the concern a dedicated mother feels for her child,
and then focus it on more and more people and living beings.

                               This is a heartfelt, powerful love.

Such feelings give us a true understanding of human rights
that is not grounded just in legal terms,
but rooted deeply in

the heart.

~ the Dalai Lama


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7 Responses to “The Goal.”

  1. anna says:

    This idea works well for those living in a monastery with few worldly concerns beyond filling their alms bowl.

    Adopt this in the real world and you become victim – perhaps even lose your country – to those who have broader, more focused goals.

  2. matt says:

    Hey Lama, er HH. Don't forget the love and concern of dedicated fathers.

  3. monkeywithglasses says:

    Make one small ripple and see where it goes. Then make another. Smiles are contagious, there is no harm in smiling and you might never know how far your ripple went or what positive effects it brought to bear.

    Simplistic? Yes.
    But sometimes that's all someone needs.

  4. Lee says:

    Alex and Anna, thank you for sharing this dialogue. Your words on compassion with a warrior spirit resonate.

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