Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Quotes

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Quotes: All the happiness there is in the world arises from wishing others to be happy.
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Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Quote: When a jealous person sees signs of other people's success and good fortune, his heart is pierced with envy. But someone who has learned to rejoice in the good fortune of others experiences only happiness. Seeing another person's beautiful house or attractive partner immediately makes him happy - the fact that they are not his own is irrelevant.
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Quotes about Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: Since the real purpose of meditation is to increase our capacity to help others, taking time each day to meditate is not selfish. We have to manage our time and energy in such a way that we can be of maximum benefit to others, and to do this we need time alone to recover our strength, collect our thoughts, and see things in perspective
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Quote about Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: By meditating on affectionate love and wishing love for just one moment we accumulate greater merit than we would by giving food three times every day to all those who are hungry in the world.
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Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Sayings: Patience is a strength, not a weakness; and if by practicing patience we stop retaliating to harm and criticism, people will gradually come to understand that our real nature is very special
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Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Saying: Patience is a mind that is able to accept fully and happily, whatever occurs. It is much more than just gritting our teeth and putting up with things. Being patient means to welcome wholeheartedly whatever arises, having given up the idea that things should be other than what they are.
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Sayings about Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: In recent years our knowledge of modern technology has increased considerably, and as a result we have witnessed remarkable material progress, but there has not been a corresponding increase in human happiness. There is no less suffering in the world today, and there are no fewer problems. Indeed, it might be said that there are now more problems and greater dangers than ever before.
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Saying about Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: We need to keep a constant watch over our mind and learn to distinguish between the beneficial and harmful thoughts that are arising moment by moment. Those who are able to do this are truly wise.
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Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Quotes: The path to enlightenment is really very simple - all we need to do is stop cherishing ourself and learn to cherish others. All other spiritual realisations will naturally follow from this.
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Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Quote: When we want a cup of tea our main wish is to drink tea, but to fulfill this wish we naturally develop the secondary wish to find a cup. In a similar way, the main wish of those who have great compassion is to protect all living beings from their suffering, but to fulfill this wish they know they must first attain Buddhahood themselves and so they naturally develop the secondary wish to attain enlightenment.
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Quotes about Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: The more we want certain situations, the more we find ourself stuck in situations we do not want.
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Quote about Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: No matter how many possessions we acquire, they will not provide us with any lasting happiness and freedom. On the contrary, it is often our pursuit of material possessions that causes our problems. If we want ultimate happiness and freedom from suffering, we must engage in the supreme practices of training the mind. There is no other way.
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Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Sayings: There is no situation so bad that it cannot be accepted patiently, with an open, accommodating, and peaceful heart.
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Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Saying: We underestimate the value of patience. It is possible that people might sometimes interrupt our meditation sessions or Dharma study, but they can never take away our opportunity to train in inner virtues such as patience. It is this mental training, rather than outer virtuous activities, that is the essence of Dharma practice.
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Sayings about Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: Whenever we practise meditation, whether or not our meditation is clear, we are performing a virtuous mental action that is a cause of our future happiness and peace of mind.
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Saying about Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: Happiness is a state of mind, so the real source of happiness must lie within the mind, not in external conditions.
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