Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Birthday to the Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama celebrates his 75th birthday in his adopted town of Dharamsala, India.  The Dalai Lama of Tibet has been in exile since 1959, as long as I have been alive.  His messages of peace, hope, compassion and simplicity benefit all humankind.  Se'Lah of Necessary Room is hosting a Random Act of Kindness Day in honor of the Dalai Lama's birthday.  She inspires me to be a better person and in her words practice...One Love!  Join us today...one random act of kindness...you will like it, I promise!  Following are some of my favorite quotes by the Dalai Lama:

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
Part of my life's philosophy is to practice kindness as much as I possibly can on any given day.  My random act of kindness occurred by accident or divine chance...as I was paying for sandwiches for my husband and me, an extra sandwich was added to my bill...I turned to the lady behind me and said "Have a nice day" she said "are you sure?"  I said, "Yes, and just pass it forward"  Hopefully, she will...  Happy Birthday Dalai Lama...we draw strength from your example of love, peace, perseverance and light!  One Love.


SE'LAH... said...

happy tears. that is waaay cool.
I love it! one love, my dear friend. Thanks for all the love you put out into the universe.

Elizabeth said...

Hej Connie,

So glad to see that you also participating in the celebration of the birthday of the Dalai Lama organized by Se'Lah.

Love your post. The world would be a totally different place if we acted kindly toward each other.

Tomorrow we will have another chance to show our kindness and to pay it forward. Let's hope it will become infectious.

Have a lovely day.

Cinner said...

Hi Connie, thanks for stoppping by to see me today, together we can all change the world. have a wonderful day. I like your blog, I am going to become a follower. take care, one love.

Putz said...

are you not a nice person connie?????????we had a very new grand daughter at 4;30 am this morning, number 9. so i am going to be kind to her and her mamma and maybe even her dad and brothers

T and R said...

What a great post with very uplifting quotes.

Yolanda said...

I hope you are having a wonderful summer dear friend.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the Dalai Lama mourns for Tibet...or rather, if he longs to go back there.

About kindness, I'm told there's a verse in the Talmud that says, "Be kinder than necessary."