Kereta seindah apa pun tidaklah berguna bila tidak mempunyai kuda yang menariknya.Lama-lama akan terbengkalai dan terpendam salju. Sama halnya dengan manusia, yang tidak akan bertahan lama bila tidak ada yang mendukung atau mendampinginya; betapapun hebatnya, mereka pasti akan terlupakan.
I meditate, and when I do, Prince Harry appears in my subconscious and meditates with me. It's a little strange but I don't think there's anything I can do about it. Sometimes he's not the only one; the other day it was me, Prince Harry, the Dalai Lama, Mr. Rogers, Coco the gorilla, and George Clooney. We were all floating above the earth looking down at the continents as they passed. George Clooney suggested I visit Providence, Rhode Island. The Dalai Lama sighed deeply and said he'd like to visit Tibet. Poor Dalai Lama.
A friend told me of visiting the Dalai Lama in India and asking him for a succinct definition of compassion. She prefaced her question by describing how heart-stricken she'd felt when, earlier that day, she'd seen a man in the street beating a mangy stray dog with a stick. "Compassion," the Dalai Lama told her, "is when you feel as sorry for the man as you do for the dog."
Marc Ian Barasch
Kaum imperialis, perhatikan! Apabila dalam waktu yang tidak lama lagi Perang Pasifik menggeledek dan menyambar-nyambar membelah angkasa, apabila dalam waktu yang tidak lama lagi Samudera Pasifik menjadi merah oleh darah dan bumi disekitarnya bergetar oleh ledakan-ledakan bom dan dinamit, di saat itulah rakyat Indonesia akan melepaskan dirinya dari belenggu penjajahan dan menjadi bangsa yang merdeka.
It turned out this man worked for the Dalai Lama. And she said gently-that they believe when a lot of things start going wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born-and that this something needs for you to be distracted so that it can be born as perfectly as possible.
Democratic institutions are necessary and very important, and if I remained at the head of government, it could be an obstacle to democratic practice. Also, if I were to remain, then I would have to join one of the parties. If the Dalai Lama joins one party, then that makes it hard for the system to work.
If the situation was such that there was only one learned lama or genuine practitioner alive, a person whose death would cause the whole of Tibet to lose all hope of keeping its Buddhist way of life, then it is conceivable that in order to protect that one person it might be justified for one or 10 enemies to be eliminated if there was no other way.
At the age of eighty, the Dalai Lama has begun to discuss a range of prospects for the future disposition of his soul. Traditionally, after he dies, a search party of senior monks would set out to locate his new incarnation, who is most often a boy toddler, who goes on to be trained as a monk and a leader.
When people ask the Dalai Lama, "Is Buddhism a religion?" he answers, "Yes, it is." Then they ask, "What kind of religion is it?" He responds, "My religion is kindness." You might think, "Everyone's is." Everyone's is. That's true. It's not complicated to describe the goal of a spiritual life. It's easier than you think to explain it. It's more difficult than you can imagine to do it.
His Holiness [the Dalai Lama] has told me, urgently and repeatedly, that he thinks my photographs are crap. His exact words were, 'These photos are of poor quality. Why is there no sharp focus? There is no clarity!' I said, 'But your Holiness, it's Goyaesque.' And he said, 'No! It's out of focus!'
Dalam menjalani hidup ini, Nak, adakalanya kau akan sampai di jalan yang bercabang atau bersimpang. Bila demikian, jangan ragu-ragu memilih cabang atau simpang yang kelihatannya kurang atau jarang ditempuh orang." "Bagaimana kalau nanti kita tersesat?" tanyaku. "Kalau kita tersesat bukan berarti kita akan hilang dalam perjalanan", jawab emak. "Maka jangan ragu-ragu mengambil jalan yang tidak umum. Hasilnya bisa cukup memuaskan... contohnya lihat apa yang kau alami sekarang. Setelah orang-orang melihat hasil ini, lama-lama mereka akan mengikuti langkahmu dan jalan ini lalu menjadi jalan orang banyak. Tapi kau tetap yang memulai, yang merintis. Ini berlaku baik dalam arti harfiah maupun secara kiasan.
When I am there [Tibet], I am very happy. The Tibetans radiate. They literally send out light. His holiness [the Dalai Lama] generates love and compassion to every human being. He has committed himself to that. I haven't made that leap yet. I haven't given up self-aspiration. I still love making movies.
The whole Hollywood conception of Tibet as this peace-loving country denies the complex humanity of the Tibetan people. Their ideas exist in a high degree of tension with impulses toward corruption, toward violence, toward all sorts of things. The Dalai Lama himself would say that he has to fight these impulses himself on a daily basis.
We need a sense of the oneness of the 7 billion human beings alive today. When I meet people, I don't think about being different from them, about being Tibetan, Buddhist or even the Dalai Lama. I only think about being a human being. We all share the potential for positive and negative emotions, yet one of our special qualities is our human mind, our intelligence. If we use it well we'll be successful and happy.
So for all that we might speak words in each other's vicinity, this could never develop into anything that could be called a conversation. It was as though we were speaking in different languages. If the Dalai Lama were on his deathbed and the jazz musician Eric Dolphy were to try to explain to him the importance of choosing one's engine oil in accordance with changes in the sound of the bass clarinet, that exchange might have been more worthwhile and effective than my conversations with Noboru Wataya.
When I speak about love and compassion, I do so not as a Buddhist, nor as a Tibetan, nor as the Dalai Lama. I do so as one human being speaking with another. I hope that you at this moment will think of yourself as a human being rather than as an American, Asian, European, African, or member of any particular country. These loyalties are secondary. If you and I find common ground as human beings, we will communicate on a basic level.
Dalai Lama XIV
The word 'heart' can refer to an emotional bond between people, and also to the precious faculty of empathy, an 'open heart', which means sharing the feelings of another and includes an outflow of goodwill towards our fellow humans and all life forms. This, of course, is what the Dalai Lama refers to when he says "my religion is kindness", and is closely related to the ability to feel compassion.
If I am practicing spiritual poverty, which says that I own nothing, then the problems aren't mine and neither are the energy and compassion pouring through my heart to try to solve them. I am just a link in the process. If I don't take anything personally, then I can do great work without flagging. The Dalai Lama once said, 'Try with all your might - to work very, very hard - to make the world a better place, and if all your efforts are to no avail . . . no hard feelings!'
In the [first] fifteen years [of field work] I can remember just ten times when I had really narrow escapes from death. Two were from drowning in typhoons, one was when our boat was charged by a wounded whale; once my wife and I were nearly eaten by wild dogs, once we were in great danger from fanatical lama priests; two were close calls when I fell over cliffs, once I was nearly caught by a huge python, and twice I might have been killed by bandits.
Roy Chapman Andrews
In agony unknown He bleeds away His life; in terrible throes He exhausts His soul. "Eloi! Eloi! lama sabachthani?" And then see! they pierce His side, and forthwith runneth out blood and water! This is the shedding of blood, the terrible pouring out of blood, without which, for you and the whole human race, there is no remission.
[P]eople need to use their intelligence to evaluate what they find to be true and untrue in the Bible. This is how we need to live life generally. Everything we hear and see we need to evaluate-whether the inspiring writings of the Bible or the inspiring writings of Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, or George Eliot, of Ghandi, Desmond Tutu, or the Dalai Lama.
Bart D. Ehrman
I knew that people said love should be unconditional, given like a dog gives to its master, but what Being could give that way? What could love though it had been kicked and beaten? What could go kissing the hand of its tormentor with upturned eyes? I didn't know. Perhaps Jesus, perhaps the Dalai Lama, but I couldn't. I had a condition, the way life has conditions to live, the body must have certain conditions to grow, and Cristien had to meet mine or I could not live. I could not.
Candice Raquel Lee
Gandhi and Mandela and Churchill and JFK and Reagan and Thatcher and Sarkozy and Franklin and Washington set the tone to an incredible degree-their "personal style" was their "brand." ("It" starts with personal style of the tip-top leadership team. Sorry to be politically insensitive, but who would give a hoot about Tibet if it weren't for the look and style of the Dalai Lama?) Boss at any level: You're either on the "it" boat-or not.
The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, he said: 'Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
Dalai Lama XIV
Once, at a seminar, I heard a Westernized lama say that a meditator's state of mind should be like that of a hotel doorman. A doorman lets the guests in, but he doesn't follow them up to their rooms. He lets them out, but he doesn't walk into the street with them to their next appointment. He greets them all, then lets them go on about their business. Meditation is, in its initial stages, simply accustoming oneself to letting thoughts come and go without grasping at their sleeves or putting up a velvet rope to keep them out.
Marc Ian Barasch
Any part of the piggy Is quite all right with me Ham from Westphalia, ham from Parma Ham as lean as the Dalai Lama Ham from Virginia, ham from York, Trotters Sausages, hot roast pork. Crackling crisp for my teeth to grind on Bacon with or without the rind on Though humanitarian I'm not a vegetarian. I'm neither crank nor prude nor prig And though it may sound infra dig Any part of the darling pig Is perfectly fine with me.
On the philosophical level, both Buddhism and modern science share a deep suspicion of any notion of absolutes, whether conceptualize as a transcendent being, as an eternal, unchanging principle such as soul, or as a fundamental substratum of reality... In the Buddhist investigation of reality, at least in principle, empirical evidence should triumph over scriptural authority, no matter how deeply venerated a scripture may be. ~ 14th Dalai Lama in his talk to the Society for Neuroscience in 2005 in Washington.
Dalai Lama XIV
I am a lama, " said the man in yellow. "It is lamas who identify incarnate Buddhas. If I say the Lord Chenresi is among us, some will listen. Some of high rank will confirm my word. It is a good thing for religion to have manifestations-which have been scarce of late, and men are not so respectful as they used to be. Also, it is a long way from Lhassa to this monastery. There can be a rumor sent forth, that will take hold and excite, arousing the hope of people, of whom many will be monks. So that they who will be sent from Lhassa to investigate will not dare to deny the story, knowing how much safer it is to deceive men than to undeceive them.
One Mongolian leader became a very, very brutal dictator and eventually became a murderer. Previously, he was a monk, and then he became a revolutionary. Under the influence of his new ideology, he actually killed his own teacher. Pol Pot's family background was Buddhist. Whether he himself was a Buddhist at a young age, I don't know. Even Chairman Mao's family background was Buddhist. So one day, if the Dalai Lama becomes a mass murderer, he will become the most deadly of mass murderers.
Kami sangat kehilangan si kecil. Tetapi sebaliknya kami tidak begitu lama tinggal diam saja, sebab itu tentu bukan perpisahan yang berat. Pasti banyak lagi yang menunggu kami dikemudian hari. Dalam setiap hidup tak dapat dihindari, bercerai adalah tanda pengenalnya, sepanjang hidup terus menerus.
Comee§ava a compreender, ente£o, o poder do passado. O passado pode corroer o presente e minar o futuro; e o passado que nos afoga a cara na lama quando je¡ caemos na terra, e que regressa nos momentos mais inesperados para tirar de nos aquilo que je¡ ne£o temos, o sabor das coisas que ne£o tornam a acontecer, porque cada minuto que acontece se perde no precipecio ao qual tudo vai, irrevogavelmente, parar.
Kemudian yang kamu perlukan hanyalah kaki yang akan melangkah lebih jauh, tangan yang akan berbuat lebih banyak, mata yang akan melihat lebih lama, leher yang akan lebih sering mendongak, tekad yang setebal baja, dan hati yang akan bekerja lebih keras serta mulut yang selalu berdoa.
He never spoke with any bitterness at all, no matter how awful the things he said. Are there really people without resentment, without hate, she wondered. People who never go cross-grained to the universe? Who recognize evil, and resist evil, and yet are utterly unaffected by it? Of course there are. Countless, the living and the dead. Those who have returned in pure compassion to the wheel, those who follow the way that cannot be followed without knowing they follow it, the sharecropper's wife in Alabama and the lama in Tibet and the entomologist in Peru and the millworker in Odessa and the greengrocer in London and the goatherd in Nigeria and the old, old man sharpening a stick by a dry streambed somewhere in Australia, and all the others. There is not one of us who has not known them. There are enough of them, enough to keep us going. Perhaps.
Ursula K. Le Guin
If there is a true measure of a person's soul, if there is a single gauge of real divinity, of how beautifully a fellow human honors this life, has genuine spiritual fire and is full of honest love and compassion, it has to be right there, in the eyes. The Dalai Lama's eyes sparkle and dance with laughter and unbridled love. The Pope's eyes are dark and glazed, bleak as obsidian marbles. Pat Robertson's eyes are rheumy and hollow, like tiny potholes of old wax. Goldman Sachs cretins, well, they don't use their own eyes at all; they just steal someone else's.
Jesus was not revolutionary because he said we should love God and each other. Moses said that first. So did Buddha, Confucius, and countless other religious leaders we've never heard of. Madonna, Oprah, Dr. Phil, the Dali Lama, and probably a lot of Christian leaders will tell us that the point of religion is to get us to love each other. "God loves you" doesn't stir the world's opposition. However, start talking about God's absolute authority, holiness,... Christ's substitutionary atonement, justification apart from works, the necessity of new birth, repentance, baptism, Communion, and the future judgment, and the mood in the room changes considerably.
Michael S. Horton
Banyak orang yang berharap dapat memutar kembali waktu karena penyesalan, sampai hanya itu yang tinggal di benak mereka. Sampai penyesalan menggerogoti jiwa mereka, sampai lama-kelamaan mereka mati bersamanya. Penyesalan, sama seperti hidup, sama seperti kenangan, adalah hal yang sangat mengerikan.
Kalau sampeyan nanti pulang, tolong ajak saya, bawa saya ini. Saya akan sangat berterimakasih kalau sampean bisa bawa saya keluar dari daerah ini. Saya sudah cukup lama disiksa oleh keadaan, sementara saya tidak tahu jalan keluar - Sulastri Dari Sompok Semarang Yang Dibuang Jepang di Pulau Buru
Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Pertanyaan "Kapan pulang?" sebenarnya adalah isyarat kekhawatiran yang tersimpan di sudut hati seseorang. "Kapan pulang?" adalah pertanyaan sederhana untuk mengetahui kapan sebuah pertemuan akan mengakhiri jurang perpisahan. "Kapan pulang?" merupakan kepastian, bahwa perpisahan yang terjadi hanyalah sementara, bukan berlama-lama ataupun berabad-abad. -Mama kepada Bianca-
Is this what you have in mind,' I asked the Dalai Lama, 'when you say in teachings that the buddhas and bodhisattvas of the world are the most selfish beings of all, that by cultivating altruism they actually achieve ultimate happiness for themselves?' Yes. That's wise selfish,' he replied. 'Helping others not means we do this at our own expense. Not like this. Buddhas and bodhisattvas, these people very wise. All their lives they only want one thing: to achieve ultimate happiness. How to do this? By cultivating compassion, by cultivating altruism.
AND THAT USED TO BE A HELL OF A TASK NOW I'M AHEAD OF MY CLASS, SO GO AHEAD AND HARASS MY CHARACTER LIKE IT DON'T CARRY A CONFIDENCE THAT CAN MARRY A HALLE BERRY OR ANGELINA WITH NO CASH I'M BOUT TO CASH IN MY THOUGHTS GIVE YOU A COMPASS, THEN TELL YOU GET LOST WHAT I'M BOUT TO ACCOMPLISH IS SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN'T FATHOM ONCE THE EVES COME, THEY QUICK TO STARE AT HIM HOPING I DON'T TAKE THEIR BITCH, BUT I'M ON SOME OTHER SHIT WHEN I'M DONE, I'M TRYNA RUN THE GOVERNMENT THEY ARE BIG DREAMS TRANSITION FROM A RAPPER TO A HUMAN BEING, YOU CAN'T 'SCHOOL' A DEAN I BE TUTORING ARTIST-ES, LEAVE 'EM WITH NO AUDIENCE ALL CAUSE THEY ALL OVERSAW IT, MY GOD Y'ALL BE OUT PARTYING, I BE STEALING YOUR AUDIENCE ALL BECAUSE WHO I ARE, LAMA
Naturalists tell of a noble race of horses that instinctively open a vein with their teeth, when heated and exhausted by a long course, in order to breathe more freely. I am often tempted to open a vein, to procure for myself everlasting liberty. Cento volte ho impugnato una lama per conficcarmela nel cuore. Si dice di una nobile razza i cavalli, che quando si sentono accaldati e affaticati, si aprono istintivamente una vena, per respirare pie¹ liberamente. Spesso anche io vorrei aprirmi una vena che mi desse liberte eterna.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe