If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.
Society is organised in such a way that when we do find time for leisure, we don’t know how to use it and get back in touch with ourselves. We have millions of ways to lose this precious time. We switch on the TV pick up the telephones or get in the car and go somewhere as if we don’t like ourselves and our trying to escape from ourselves.
Be - don’t try to become.
—Osho (via zenthings)
All sentient beings are exactly the same in that every one desires happiness and seeks to avoid misery. We are not isolated entities disconnected from each other. The happiness and suffering of other beings affect us. This mutual relation is obvious. Sentient beings have been kind and have benefited us directly and indirectly throughout beginningless time. These beings are intrinsically the same as us in their pursuit of happiness and effort to avoid suffering. Thus, it is essentially logical for us to train in cultivating an impartial attitude wishing for the happiness of all beings.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Photo by Francesca Toy.
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