Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Real equanimity, real peace

It's amazing, really, how ferociously people will often defend the "right" to have enemies, to believe that is is somehow right to see others as enemies. Here's another way:

If there is love, there is hope to have real families, real brotherhood, real equanimity, real peace. If the love within your mind is lost, if you continue to see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education you have, no matter how much material progress is made, only suffering and confusion will ensue.

-- The Dalai Lama


  1. Anonymous4:47 PM

    This is such a clear, gentle and beautifully written be careful. Thank you for this offering.
    annie c

  2. This was a very nice profound quote Sr. Ellie Finlay. Could I quote it on my blog? My blogsite I just started 4 days ago:

    After a couple of years of suffering that I thought would never end, I finally feel that I am coming into one with equanimity and peace. Before my profound suffering, I felt smarter and better than other people. Now, I feel humble and at one with others. I stopped looking at life like one LONG EMERGENCY, which it is not. Your quote by the Dalai Lama underscores that. It IS how you look at things. I'll include your website on my blog.

  3. Of course, Young Kim. Feel free.

    I'm so glad to hear that you have experienced more peace of late.


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