Inner Peace, World Peace

Peace Pagoda-Milton Keynes 

We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don’t make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace. Without inner peace it is impossible to achieve world peace, external peace. Weapons themselves do not act. They have not come out of the blue. Man has made them. But even given those weapons, those terrible weapons, they cannot act by themselves. As long as they are left alone in storage they cannot do any harm. A human being must use them. Someone must push the button. Satan, the evil powers, cannot push that button. Human beings must do it. – The Dalai Lama, in The Dalai Lama: A Policy of Kindness, edited by Sidney Piburn from Everyday Mind, edited by Jean Smith, a Tricycle book

The greatest achievement is selflessness.
The greatest worth is self-mastery.
The greatest quality is seeking to serve others.
The greatest precept is continual awareness.
The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything.
The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways.
The greatest magic is transmuting the passions.
The greatest generosity is non-attachment.
The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.
The greatest patience is humility.
The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.
The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.
Atisha

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2 Comments

  1. Indie said,

    October 23, 2007 at 9:24 am

    Hi Buddhadharma!

    What a lovely blog and idea to post inspiring thoughts every day!

    Excellent!

  2. buddhadharma said,

    October 29, 2007 at 8:47 am

    Hi Indie,

    Thank you for your comments they have inspired me to ensure that I keep this blog up to date!

    With Metta

    Buddhadharma


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