Monday, October 24, 2011

Important thought & a little levity...

I wanted to share a Facebook post from the Dalai Lama this morning: "The more adept we become at cultivating an altruistic attitude, the happier we will feel and the more comfortable will be the atmosphere around us. But if our emotions fluctuate wildly and we easily give in to hatred and jealousy, even our friends will avoid us. So even for people with no spiritual beliefs, it is important to have a peaceful mind."
The Dalai Lama and Namkha Rinpoche
It reminded me of my closest brush with the Dalai Lama, here is part of the story. In 2008 my aunt Marguerite was doing a series of events around the country with Namkha Rinpoche, a disciple of the Dalai Lama. They came to Philly and I cooked an elaborate meal for their traveling party. After the meal I said to Namkha, "Hey, Rinpoche, how about a little something for the effort"; he said "They'll be no money, but in the near future you can subscribe to the Dalai Lama's Facebook posts and it will be great knowledge for you" So, I got THAT going for me...
 

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