"So long as we have compassion for others and conduct ourselves with restraint out of a sense of responsibility, there is no doubt we will be happy."Tweet It!
What if it really is that simple?
Dalai Lama XIV famously shared a vision of how love and compassion can lead to happiness:
“We can reject everything else: religion, ideology, all received wisdom. But we cannot escape the necessity of love and compassion.
This, then, is my true religion, my simple faith. In this sense, there is no need for temple or church, for mosque or synagogue, no need for complicated philosophy, doctrine or dogma. Our own heart, our own mind, is the temple. The doctrine is compassion. Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are: ultimately these are all we need.
So long as we practice these in our daily lives, then no matter if we are learned or unlearned, whether we believe in Buddha or God, or follow some other religion or none at all, as long as we have compassion for others and conduct ourselves with restraint out of a sense of responsibility, there is no doubt we will be happy.”
The Beatles were right.
All we need is love.
Mike and Dave Radparvar
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