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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri May 12, 2017 11:25 am

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I believe the purpose of life is to be happy. From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness not suffering. Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affect this. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. Therefore, it’s important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness. My own limited experience tells me it’s the development of love and compassion.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri May 12, 2017 11:36 am

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Money and power attract friends. But it’s not you they’re friends with — just your money and power. Only affection brings genuine friends.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Tue May 16, 2017 11:02 am

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As long as we live in this world we are bound to encounter problems. If, at such times, we lose hope and become discouraged, we diminish our ability to face up to what challenges us. If, on the other hand, we remember that it is not just ourselves but everyone who has to undergo hardship, this more realistic perspective will increase our determination and capacity to overcome what troubles us.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Tue May 16, 2017 11:22 am

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The happiness of childhood, the calming of a child's fears and the healthy development of its self-confidence depend directly upon love.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri May 19, 2017 10:16 am

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Motivation is very important. We can show love, respect for others, honesty in whatever we do, whether it's politics, economics, business, science, law or medicine. With a good motivation we can help humanity through what we do. But if, for example, we use science and technology with a poor motivation they can bring fear and the threat of global destruction. That's why compassionate thought is important for humankind
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri May 19, 2017 10:33 am

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If human society loses the value of justice, compassion, and honesty, the next generation will face greater difficulties and more suffering.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon May 22, 2017 11:21 am

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I feel that compassionate thought is the most precious thing there is. It is something that only we human beings can develop. And if we have a good heart, a warm heart, warm feelings, we will be happy and satisfied ourselves, and our friends will experience a friendly and peaceful atmosphere as well. This is something that can also be experienced nation to nation, country to country, continent to continent.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon May 22, 2017 11:31 am

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Motivation is very important. We can show love, respect for others, and honesty in whatever we do to help humanity.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Tue May 30, 2017 11:53 am

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Although bringing about inner change is difficult, it is absolutely worthwhile to try. What is important is to try our best.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Wed May 31, 2017 11:52 am

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Cultivating a more compassionate attitude has the effect of opening the mind. Having a calm and compassionate mind enables us to use our natural intelligence more effectively. Without a more holistic perspective it’s difficult to appreciate the reality of a given situation and without that any action we take is likely to be unrealistic and therefore unsuccessful.
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