I am scurrying to get out the door. I am going with two friends to see the Dalai Lama in Berkeley today, and Berkeley is celebrating Earth Day, so it will be a flurry of people. Our plan is to drop down in from the back. We'll see how traffic flow goes as Berkeley loves to gridlock. They put little roadblocks up in their streets so nobody speeds. Ironic, in a way, and not something the Dalai Lama would probably say.
The Dalai Lama says this:
“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”
"I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principle source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external developments alone. The key is to develop inner peace."
May it be so!!