The Dalai Lama: “Kindness is my Religion.”

Via elephant journal
on Aug 6, 2012
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This is my simple religion.

There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy.

Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

~ Dalai Lama





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5 Responses to “The Dalai Lama: “Kindness is my Religion.””

  1. elephantjournal says:

    Dasi How can you preadh ahimsa when you consume animals? ‎#1: he's vegetarian, has urged all Tibetans (traditionally meat eaters, not much else to eat up on the plateau other than meat and barley) to go veg.

    #2: Do you drive a car? Eat palm oil? Then you're killing animals. Who among us is perfect? Perfect is not the goal: mindfulness is. That, hopefully, would mean we refrain from factory farmed animals and hopefully animals altogether, I agree.

  2. sara says:

    This is great. Thanks.

  3. Kindness and Compassion are at the core of any any "good" person. An interesting thing to note about Buddhist Philosophy is that eating a large large animal, from which you can feed several, is considered better than eating a animal from which very few will feed. Worst of all for Buddhist is eating fish – as they are considered to be defenseless creatures.

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