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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:53 am

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Many people think that patience is a sign of weakness. I think this is a mistake. It is anger that is a sign of weakness, whereas patience is a sign of strength.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:13 pm

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The basis of moral principles is to have a real concern for the well-being of others and an appreciation of the oneness of humanity. Whether science or religion is constructive or destructive depends on our motivation and whether we are guided by moral principles
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:27 pm

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The basic foundation of humanity is compassion and love. This is why, if even a few individuals simply try to create mental peace and happiness within themselves and act responsibly and kind-heartedly towards others, they will have a positive influence in their community.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:47 pm

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We can change our minds. We don’t have to give in to anger and hatred. Since compassion and anger cannot co-exist, the more we cultivate compassion the more our anger will be reduced. Compassion brings peace of mind and if we have that we won’t be deflected when negative events occur.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:38 pm

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I believe the ultimate source of blessings is within us. A good motivation and honesty bring self-confidence, which attracts the trust and respect of others. Therefore the real source of blessings is in our own mind.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:11 pm

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As social animals we need friends, but we make friends on the basis of trust, which comes about as a result of affection and concern for others. You can’t buy trust or acquire it by use of force. Its source is warm-heartedness.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:08 pm

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Instead of trying to resolve our differences by force, we must talk and enter into dialogue. This is not a sign of weakness, but of wisdom—a realistic approach. This is why we have to discuss how to impress on those who are young today the importance of cultivating a compassionate mind in conjunction with a more realistic view.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:12 pm

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Although I am a Buddhist monk, I am skeptical that prayers alone will achieve world peace. We need instead to be enthusiastic and self-confident in taking action.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:51 pm

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Compassion suits our physical condition, whereas anger, fear and distrust are harmful to our well-being. Therefore, just as we learn the importance of physical hygiene to physical health, to ensure healthy minds, we need to learn some kind of emotional hygiene.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:04 pm

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We may say prayers when we are trying to solve the problems we face, but it is up to us to put an end to violence and bring about peace. Creating peace is our responsibility. To pray for peace while still engaging in the causes that give rise to violence is contradictory.
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