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#2560 - Monday, August 21, 2006 - Editor: Gloria Lee  

All images in this issue are by Robert O' Hearn in Garden Mystics and feature quotes from the "Garden of Ma".  


            Life is given.
            Nothing is earned,
            so learn to serve others,
            not your own desire and greed
            and ego.  They steal your energies,
            whereas devotion builds your strength
            and protects the intelligent flame
            that leads to the truth within.

                                 - Lalla
                                    14th Century North Indian mystic

Along the Way  


While practicing generosity, we should always remember how very fortunate we are to have this opportunity.

-Gomo Tulku, "Becoming a Child of the Buddhas"


We humans have existed in our present form for about a hundred thousand years. I believe that if during this time the human mind had been primarily controlled by anger and hatred, our overall population would have decreased. But today, despite all our wars, we find that the human population is greater than ever. This clearly indicates to me that love and compassion predominate in the world. And this is why unpleasant events are "news"; compassionate activities are so much a part of daily life that they are taken for granted and, therefore, largely ignored.

--His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in Compassion and the Individual

from Everyday Mind,    

Below is a "peace" quote from the abbot of the
monastery that old woman now lives in.  My personal
wish: may all beings drop their "weapons" whether it
be angry words to those close to us, or bombs and guns
from one country to another; may we all fill with
loving-compassion for all - family, friends, and
so-called "enemies"; may our "weapons" be transformed
into words and actions that bring peace to the hearts
of everyone.

"One asks that one's presence may contribute toward
continuous world peace, harmony, friendship, happiness, understanding, and goodwill; and that all beings be uplifted from the negative patterns
which cause chaos."

- Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

Daily Dharma

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