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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:31 pm

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If we were really to see one another as brothers and sisters, there would be no basis for division, cheating and exploitation among us. Therefore it’s important to promote the idea of the oneness of humanity, that in being human we are all the same.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:21 pm

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Peace in the world depends on peace within. If we have that we can approach problems in a spirit of compassion, dialogue and respect for the rights of others—always a better solution than resorting to a use of weapons and force. External disarmament depends on inner disarmament.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:55 pm

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Compassion is concern for others—sincere concern for others’ well-being founded on awareness of our own experience. Since it makes us happy when others show us affection and offer us help, if we show others affection and readiness to help they too will feel joy.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:08 pm

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Everybody appreciates kindness, but unfortunately our modern education system, with its materialistic goals, doesn’t have much room for inner values. We need to make people more aware of such inner values on the basis of scientific findings, common sense and common experience.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:13 pm

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Meditation is about keeping the mind clear; thinking deeply about reality. It’s about thinking about our emotions, asking ourselves ‘Why do I feel angry?’ and coming to understand the advantages and sound basis of positive emotions like warm-heartedness.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:21 pm

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I consider non-violence to be compassion in action. It doesn’t mean weakness, cowering in fear, or simply doing nothing. It is to act without violence, motivated by compassion, recognizing the rights of others.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:52 pm

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With regard to non-violence, it is worth remembering that the demarcation is not necessarily in the kind of the action so much as the motivation. Harsh words out of concern for another’s well-being are non-violent, but a smile and soft words with an intention to cheat and deceive can be seen as violent.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:02 pm

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We need to strengthen such inner values as contentment, patience and tolerance, as well as compassion for others. Keeping in mind that it is expressions of affection rather than money and power that attract real friends, compassion is the key to ensuring our own well-being.
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:21 pm

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More and more people have come to understand that you can’t create lasting peace through the use of force. There needs to be a new approach based on peace of mind. Therefore, it’s necessary to identify factors like pride, anger and jealousy that disrupt inner peace and take steps to counter them. We need to observe an emotional hygiene that corresponds to the physical hygiene with which we protect our physical health
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Re: A good thought for the day!

Postby ecker2011 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:14 pm

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Within each of us exists the potential to contribute positively to society. Although one individual among so many on this planet may seem too insignificant, it is our personal efforts that will determine the direction our society is heading.
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