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The brief elation we experience appeasing sensual impulses is very close to what the drug addict feels when indulging his or her habit. Temporary relief...
When we demand the rights and freedoms we so cherish, we should also be aware of our responsibilities. If we accept that the others have an equal right...
Whether you believe in God or not does not matter so much, whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much. You must lead a good life.
When other beings, especially those who hold a grudge against you, abuse and harm you out of envy, you should not abandon them, but hold them as objects...
Within the framework of the Buddhist Path, reflecting on suffering has tremendous importance because by realizing the nature of suffering, you will develop...
We should quickly seize enlightenment while we still have the chance. In much less than a century all of us will be dead. We cannot be sure that we will...
…You can confront the prospect of your own death and try to analyze it and, in so doing, try to minimize some of the inevitable sufferings it causes....
You might consider things like old age and death as negative, unwanted, and simply try to forget about them. But eventually those things will come anyway.
Without good motivation, science and technology, instead of helping, bring more fear and threaten global destruction. Compassionate thought is very important...
Without love we could not survive. Human beings are social creatures, and a concern for each other is the very basis of our life together.
The whole of humanity is…one human family. This planet is our only home.
To my mind, democracy is more compassionate, more harmonious, more friendly than any other system. It respects others' rights and considers others equally...
The problem isn't materialism as such. Rather it is the underlying assumption that full satisfaction can arise from gratifying the senses alone. Unlike...
The very purpose of our life is happiness, the very motion of our lives is toward happiness.
We must acknowledge that there can be no hope of gratifying the senses permanently. At best, the happiness we derive from eating a good meal can only...
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