Tuesday, July 6, 2010

loving kindness

Human beings by nature want happiness and do not want suffering. With that feeling everyone tries to achieve happiness and tries to get rid of suffering, and everyone has the basic right to do this. In this way, all here are the same, whether rich or poor, educated or uneducated, Easterner or Westerner, believer or non-believer, and within believers whether Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and so on. Basically, from the viewpoint of real human value we are all the same.
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama (b. 6 july 1935)
quote from Kindness, Clarity and Insight

today is the dalai lama's 75th birthday! the mouse would like to take this moment to thank his holiness for all the light, wisdom and guidance that he shares with the world!

In the present circumstances, no one can afford to assume that someone else will solve their problems. Every individual has a responsibility to help guide our global family in the right direction. Good wishes are not sufficient; we must become actively engaged.
from the Path to Tranquility - Daily Wisdom

the chant of metta (universal love or loving kindness) by imee ooi

photos: top-lighthouse at inland seas maritime museum, vermilion, oh, july 2010; bottom - mouse and e with HH, taken september 2003 in bloomington, indiana


Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Wonderful photos. The top one is so complete, with a lighthouse, propellor and anchor. What more do we need in life. And I love the photo of you with the Dalai Lama. Must have been a treat.

Merle Sneed said...

That is the photo of a lifetime, Mouse.

CiCi said...

Very nice picture. Your inner beauty glows.

whalechaser said...

Wow, a picture with the Dalai Lama. How long did it take for your feet to get back to the ground?
Very special indeed!

Watson said...

Love that photo of you and e with HH the Dalai Lama! :-)

Baino said...

How on earth did you get your photo taken with him?