Kind and encouraging exchange of ideas among friends…for everyday life

Posts tagged “HHDalaiLama

Compassion…faith in and living with……

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July 6…
the 80th birthday of HH DalaiLama, a true inspiration

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goodness...faith in and living with compassion

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“The Dalai Lama is turning 80 years old on July 6, but he doesn’t want any gifts. Instead, your social media presence is the present.

In honor of his milestone birthday, His Holiness is asking people to share photos, videos and quotes depicting people simply treating one another kindly, along with the hashtag #withcompassion on social accounts.”  (from Huffington Post )

 

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goodness kindness love as much and often

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acceptance kindness patience understanding as often as possible

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goodness....basic goodness

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goodness kindness love and comp

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goodness...faith in and living with compassion

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Shantideva’s Prayer

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Shantideva's Prayer...for as long as space remains

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Shantideva’s Prayer

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“For as long as space remains,
For as long as sentient beings remain,
Until then may I too remain
To dispel the miseries of the world”

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Shantideva
8th Century Indian Buddhist Scholar
I’ve read that this is a daily prayer of The DalaiLama,
filled with courageous, tender and heartfelt wishes

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No matter what, every single being on earth matters….yourself included

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no matter what,  you matter

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No matter what, every single being on earth matters…. yourself included

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We all matter…no matter what

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no matter what, every one of us matters, no matter what

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a rainbow light, coming  from a crystal in a window
landing on the heart,
emphasizing the essence of this message
every single being on earth matters….yourself included
you matter

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no matter what you matter, crystal rainbow light

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you matter

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HHDalaiLama, Happy New Year message…. “Think….I will be a more sincere, compassionate human being”

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DalaiLama New Year Wish 2014

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DalaiLama New Year Wish 2014 sincere compassinate human being

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Link to June 30, 2013:  Shantideva’s Prayer
Full size image of  Shantideva’s Prayer

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lovingkindness Shantideva and HHDalaiLama new year

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Flexibility …. and the universal notions of truth, justice, compassion and goodness

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truth justice compassion goodness

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flexibility….
but within the context of  truth, justice, compassion and goodness

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compassion goodness truth justice

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Tibet, My Story,
by Jetsun Pema, sister of the DalaiLama
an excellent book

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6/30/13 Shantideva’s Prayer … and loving kindness wishes

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Shantideva’s Prayer

Shantideva
8th Century Indian Buddhist Scholar
I’ve read that this is a daily prayer of The DalaiLama,
filled with courageous, tender and heartfelt wishes

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Shantideva's Prayer...for as long as space remains

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“loving kindness” wishes

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loving kindness wishes and Shantideva's Prayer

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Shantideva's Prayer, another excerpt

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Shantideva's Prayer...for as long as space remains

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the compassionate hearts to help with “dispelling the miseries”….
but also nurturing and deeply appreciating the abundant love, goodness, happiness and joy….

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Kathy will be away on vacation for several weeks…so probably won’t be posting very much during this time

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1/18/13 The DalaiLama “All religious traditions carry basically the same message…that is love, compassion and forgiveness”

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From 1/18/2013: TheDailyDalaiLama.com

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The Dalai Lama love compassion forgiveness

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expanding upon those ideas…

a strong sense of compassion


12/23/12 “A wish for happiness, kindness and peace to abide within your heart…” Ven. Jampa Choepal

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reflections happiness kindness and peace

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Many people have been arriving at “Reflections from a Friend” in the past few days, through several kindness quotes from The DalaiLama . For those not familiar with this site, many of the posts within the site are bits of wisdom, insight and advice received from Ven. Jampa Choepal, a Buddhist monk who took his monk’s vows from The DalaiLama and considers The DalaiLama to be a true inspiration and one of his main teachers. 


Ven. Jampa lives at a small monastery in Australia. Ven. Jampa has been a kind, encouraging and nurturing friend to Kathy
(PocketPerspectives) for the past 4 years.

Because it seems kind to do so, Kathy shares ideas from Jampa with others, through this blog.   Jampa is supportive of this advice being shared with others….which of course makes sense since he is a very kind, generous and encouraging person. (He’s also funny, enthusiastic and dynamic…quite a combination)

Link to  easy viewing of  many of the “Reflections from a Friend”  images and posts:  Google Image Archive for Reflections from a Friend

A wish from Kathy: May we all develop and carry happiness, kindness and peace in each of our own hearts and share those freely and generously with others in our lives.

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One mother’s child is every mother’s child….

one mother's happiness is every mother's happiness

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One mother’s child is every mother’s child
One father’s child is every father’s child
One family’s child is every family’s child
Every one of us is in the role of mother, father and family…
We all “mother” and “father” and “family” each other…
May we love, nurture, encourage and protect every mother’s child.
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Did you ever think about this?…every person on earth is one mother’s child

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one mother's happiness love nurture encourage and protect

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Please see today’s Pocket Perspectives  post for more images and ideas tying in with these pages:
“One mother’s child is every mother’s child….to love, nurture, encourage and protect”
(if I add more images to Reflections, people with limited internet connections (Jampa) won’t ever be able to access this site….takes too much data with the images)
These pages were inspired by the quote on a Reflections post from several days ago, from HHDalaiLama: “We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity. That the happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity.”

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7/15/2012 “I pray for a more friendly, more caring, and more understanding human family on this planet…this is my heartfelt appeal….” HHDalaiLama

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from DailyDalaiLama  7/15/12
(link to site not functioning today)

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Such a heartfelt appeal…
a “page” created several years ago…framed and on a wall in our home

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Another page created February, 2010 ….
I just found this page in my files
the background knitting is a scarf  that I had knit
the words include some wonderful  “qualities”

Another variation

Pocket Perspectives link …. ” I pray for a more….”   7/15…(7/15/1916 was also Kathy’s  father’s birthdate) expanded post, with more images…


7/4/12 May all beings feel loved, nurtured, valued, cared for, cherished and appreciated

Here are  a few ideas and “pages” that Kathy posted on Pocket Perspectives today
perspectives on  kindness, nurturing and happiness
living with
“a warm heart…a good heart..
a sense of responsibility,
of concern for the well-being of others”

from: The DailyDalaiLama

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May all beings feel loved, nurtured, valued, cared for, cherished and appreciated

friends…family…loved ones
strangers…passers-by…
“beings”
all over the world
people and animals
…all beings….

Julie
(Kathy and Peter’s daughter)
and her beloved kitty
“Starbuck”
(named after Battlestar Gallatica character)
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“Starbuck Moment”
written by Julie…sent to Kathy
…a tribute to passing love along…

awww…..
so many hours were spent
25 years ago
walking the halls
bouncing…whispering…reassuring….soothing
and now
it’s being passed along

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And so on this Fourth of July
…in America,  it’s a day of remembering and celebrating…
the remarkable opportunities, freedoms and choices,
to go back to the basic awareness
of how precious it is
to use our freedoms, our choices and our opportunities
to nurture all beings,
people
and all beings,
in our own homes, in our cities, our countries
…all over the entire earth…
to love, value, nurture, care for and appreciate
every being on earth

“May all beings feel loved, valued, cared for, nurtured and appreciated”


6/24/12 ” Today I am fortunate to be alive…I have a precious human life….” HHDalaiLama

A special quote from the blog   Enlighten Daily:  Every Day

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Yesterday’s  post from Pocket Perspectives (Kathy) …
it expands on  this idea

Noticing the “wow” in each moment of “now”

Another  post on PP, (Kathy)  from a few days ago…
noticing and appreciating this precious moment

Truly Appreciating the Moment of “now”