If you neglect to protect your mind, you can neither close the door to suffering nor open the door to happiness. -Lama Zopa
Mandala Publications “The purpose of having this precious human body is not simply to achieve happiness for oneself, but to eliminate the suﬀering of all other beings and to bring them happiness as well,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche instructs in his book ‘Transforming Problems Into Happiness,’ published by Wisdom Publications. “This is the purpose of each of our lives. This human body is precious because with it you have the capacity and opportunity to pursue spiritual development in order to serve other living beings. “… The Buddha’s teachings, called the Dharma, tell us the highest happiness achievable is enlightenment. The only reason anyone would not want to achieve enlightenment is that they lack Dharma wisdom. Lacking Dharma wisdom means simply being unaware that there exists a happiness higher than ordinary happiness. ...” Find links to the full excerpt … http://mandala.fpmt.org/2014/ultimate-happiness/
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: “Cherishing one sentient being opens the door to all happiness.”
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The journey of living defies definition...there is always room to grow.