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September 3, 2012

The Dalai Lama on the Pursuit of Happiness: “You didn’t Build it.”

We’re not Self-Made. We’re Made by Interdependence.

We create our own success, or not. That’s true. But it’s within the context of our family, our community, our town, our society, our government, and our corporations.

 

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Relephant bonus:

“Innumerable labors brought us this food, may we know how it comes to us. Let us receive this as a blessing. Let us consider whether our life and efforts honor it. Let us aspire to a calm mind and heart and be free from greed, hate and delusion.” ~ Buddhist Meal Blessing

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