Saturday, August 1, 2009

Life 101 from the Dali Lama

I always feel so happy and serene looking at the beautiful art depicting Buddha.

I did create a thanka depicting the Green Tara, but I really need to create a sculpture or a thanka depicting Buddha.

The Dali Lama never fails to inspire me.

Instructions for Life from the Dali Lama.

1.Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2.When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

3.Follow the three R’s:
- Respect for self,
- Respect for others and
- Responsibility for all your actions.

4.Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5.Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6.Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship.

7.When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

8.Spend some time alone every day.

9.Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.

10.Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11.Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

12.A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

13.In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.

14.Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

15.Be gentle with the earth.

16.Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

17.Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18.Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

19.If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.

20.If you want to be happy, practice compassion.


libu said...

great post! we all need to step back and assess what we're doing

nina kuriloff said...


I will need to reread what you have written, which appears to be very valuable information!

Art By MAR said...

Loved your post. Great 20 ways to run your life.

Ren said...

Absolutely uplifting.

Joy De Vivre Design said...

Great post! Everything is so true about that, but I think we sometimes forget it!