The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Happiness

How to benefit the whole universe

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 “If we are not happy, if we are not peaceful, we cannot share peace and happiness with others, even those we love, those who live under the same roof. If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”

Thich Nhat Hanh,
Being Peace

Painting by Gustav Klimt


Expect nothing

United Earth


Freedom is the only condition for happiness

 “At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it. Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.”

~Thich Nhat Hanh~


Each one of us is responsible for other living beings’ happiness

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“Each one of us is responsible for other living beings’ happiness, besides our own. As a result, your loving kindness is the most wish-fulfilling thing in life, more precious than anything else in this world. That makes for a most satisfying, fulfilling life.”

~Lama Zopa Rinpoche~

Tao & Zen


All Comes By Itself

Source: All Comes By Itself | Great Middle Way

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15095487_927241997375276_676859992233458410_nHappiness is not to be found with many efforts or will,

but is here, nearby, in your relaxing and surrendering.

Don’t worry, there is nothing to be done.

Everything that comes up to your mind

has no importance because it has no reality.

Don’t conceive any attachment for it.

Don’t judge yourself.

Let it be.

Let it come up and down, without changing a thing.

It all vanishes and begins again, endlessly.

Nothing but the quest for happiness

prevents us from seeing it.

It is like a rainbow that one is always chasing

without ever reaching it.

It is because it has no existence.

It has always been here and goes with you all the time.

Don’t believe in the reality of experiences, good or bad.

They are like rainbows.

Because we want to grasp what is not to be grasped,

We exhaust our strength in vain.

As soon as we relinquish our hold,

space is here, open, welcoming and comfortable.

So, do enjoy it.

Everything is yours already.

Stop searching.

Don’t go into the jungle to look for the elephant

that is quietly waiting for you at home.

There is nothing to do.

There is nothing to force.

There is nothing to desire.

And all comes by itself.

—Lama Gendun Rinpoche