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whenever possible

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

…..Tenzin Gyatso, XIV Dalai Lama

to remember

Martin Luther King Jr. was born 93 years ago.  His words were full of light… like these from Strength To Love… “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.”   I have mentioned them before.

Lou Ann -Panoramio-

marked day

The eleventh day of the eleventh month. A day to remember.

Among different and distant ceremonies, the words of US President Barack Obama seemed particularly appropriate:

“To all of them, to our veterans, to the fallen and to their families, there’s no tribute, no commemoration, no praise that can truly match the magnitude of your service and your sacrifice.”

quoted by The New York Times

interdependence

“The need for love lies at the very foundation of human existence. It results from the profound interdependence we all share with one another. However capable and skillful an individual may be, left alone, he or she will not survive. However vigorous and independent one may feel during the most prosperous periods of life, when one is sick or very young or very old, one must depend on the support of others.”

…..Tenzin Gyatso, XIV Dalai Lama

learn

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

….Benjamin Franklin

inner peace is the key

“Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility. In that state of mind you can deal with situations with calmness and reason, while keeping your inner happiness. That is very important. Without this inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still be worried, disturbed or unhappy because of circumstances.”

…..Tenzin Gyatso, XIV Dalai Lama

the only weapon

“…because in our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.”

…..Tenzin Gyatso, XIV Dalai Lama

how new the face

“No matter how new the face or how different the dress and behavior, there is no significant division between us and other people.”

…..Tenzin Gyatso, XIV Dalai Lama

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