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You can’t buy inner peace or wisdom with money. You have to create them within yourself.

You can’t buy inner peace or wisdom with money. You have to create them within yourself. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote talks about two of the biggest fallacies in the modern developed world. Inner Peace and Wisdom are driving desires for most of us, but so many have no idea how […]

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How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.

How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks. – Marcus Aurelius What does that mean? This is a shorter, Twiter-friendly version of a passage from his book Meditations regarding time, and the efficient use thereof. The more complete quote is listed below: “How much […]

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Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. – Marcus Aurelius What does that mean? To me, this quote is a bit of a double edged sword. If your soul (to me, this means our inner self, our mind) isn’t calm, then it might not be an ideal […]

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In addition to modern education, there is a need to learn how to achieve inner peace.

In addition to modern education, there is a need to learn how to achieve inner peace. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? There are not many people left in this world who would argue against a modern education for the children of the world. Yet as many people as there are who call out […]

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The power of truth never declines. Force and violence may be effective in the short term, but in the long run it’s truth that prevails.

The power of truth never declines. Force and violence may be effective in the short term, but in the long run it’s truth that prevails. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? To me, this quote is about the futility of force and violence. Those are never durable or enduring solutions. They may be a […]

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All beings want to live in peace and happiness, undisturbed. Therefore the concept of human rights is universal.

All beings want to live in peace and happiness, undisturbed. Therefore the concept of human rights is universal. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? Unfortunately, the “all” needs the usual caveat about the people who aren’t quite normal, and don’t want these things. But the vast majority of all human beings do want to […]

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Great changes start with individuals; the basis of world peace is inner peace in the hearts of individuals, something we can all work for.

Great changes start with individuals; the basis of world peace is inner peace in the hearts of individuals, something we can all work for.  – Dalai Lama What does that mean? I like this quote, as it is the basis of a lot of what I have been saying in my blog posts for years. Only the […]

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As human beings, we have a common responsibility to build a more peaceful society.

As human beings, we have a common responsibility to build a more peaceful society. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? I like this quote, as it is simple common sense. We wouldn’t run a family or a business the way we run the world. That just wouldn’t make sense. We have our own voice, and our […]

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If we have peace of mind, we’ll always feel happy. Deceiving ourselves that money is the source of happiness, we won’t.

If we have peace of mind, we’ll always feel happy. Deceiving ourselves that money is the source of happiness, we won’t. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote is specifically about the relationship between happiness and peace of mind. In fact, that is the first part of the quote in a nutshell. If we can […]

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I’m optimistic that there is a growing appetite for peace in the world. Many young people are fed up with war and violence.

I’m optimistic that there is a growing appetite for peace in the world. Many young people are fed up with war and violence. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? There have always been people against war. There have always been people in favor of war. But in today’s democracies, with a willing press, it is easy […]

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Peace can only be achieved through non-violence. This is something we have to train and educate our children to put into effect.

Peace can only be achieved through non-violence. This is something we have to train and educate our children to put into effect. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This is an interesting quote, because talks about the history of mankind and the inability of violence to settle differences. This is with one exception: the wars which […]

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Everybody wants a happy life and a peaceful mind, but we have to produce peace of mind through our own practice.

Everybody wants a happy life and a peaceful mind, but we have to produce peace of mind through our own practice. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote starts out with a fairly straight-forward premise. We all want to be happy, however we might define that state. We also want a peaceful mind, free from […]

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If you are depressed, you are living in the Past. If you are anxious, living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the moment.

If you are depressed, you are living in the Past. If you are anxious, living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the moment. – Lao Tzu also attributed to Junia Bretas (see comments for details) What does that mean? This quote is a favorite of mine, even if I can’t find a solid […]

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Sanctity… the treasure that none discover because they suppose it to be too far away to be sought.

Sanctity… the treasure that none discover because they suppose it to be too far away to be sought. – Jean Pierre de Caussade What does that mean? This quote is from a French Priest in the period known as the Age of Reason or Age of Enlightenment (from mid 1600s until the late 1700s). The […]

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We need material development, but we need to understand that by itself it doesn’t bring peace of mind.

We need material development, but we need to understand that by itself it doesn’t bring peace of mind. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This is an interesting quote. Given the person speaking it, one usually presumes that there will be a noticeable bias against materialism. Yet that is not seen in this quote. I wonder if […]

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