If you don’t mind: He said ‘Fate’ Then Lost His Faith?

26 Jan
Love is the opposite of power. That’s why we fear it so much.

One of the reasons why we crave love, and seek it so desperately, is that love is the only cure for loneliness, and shame, and sorrow. But some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some truths about yourself are so painful that only shame can help you live with them. And some things are just so sad that only your soul can do the crying for you.

There is another reality, beyond what we see with our eyes. You have to feel your way into that reality with your heart. There is no other way.

Love survives in us precisely because it isn’t wise.

The truth is found more often in music, than it is in books of philosophy.

A politician is someone who promises you a bridge, even when there is no water.

The burden of happiness can only be relieved by the balm of suffering.

I think that suffering is the way we test our love. Every act of suffering, no matter how small or agonisingly great, is a test of love in some way. … If we do not suffer with our pain, then we have not learned about anything but ourselves. Pain without suffering is like victory without struggle.

It isn’t a secret, unless keeping it hurts.

Honesty can be tested, and loyalty. But there is no test for love. Love goes on forever, once it begins, even if we come to hate the one we love. Love goes on forever because love is born in the part of us that does not die.

If we envy someone for all the right reasons, we’re half way to wisdom.

A good man is as strong as the right woman needs him to be.

You can’t kill love. You can’t even kill it with hate. You can kill in-love, and loving, and even loveliness. You can kill them all, or numb them into a dense, leaden regret, but you can’t kill love itslef.

Love is the passionate search for a truth other than your own; and once you feel it, honestly and completely, love is forever. Every act of love, every moment of the heart reaching out, is a part of the universal good: it’s a part of God, or what we call God, and it can never die.

Silences can wound as surely as the twisting lash. But sometimes, being silent is the only way to tell the truth.

There is no man, and no place, without war. The only thing we can do is choose a side, and fight. That is the only choice we get – who we fight for, who we fight against. That is life.

                                For this is what we do.

               Put one foot forward and then the other.
Lift our eyes to the snarl and smile of the world once more.
                                            Think. Act. Feel.
Add our little consequence to the tides of good and evil that flood and drain the world.
Drag our shadowed crosses into the hope of another night.
Push our brave hearts into the promise of a new day.
With love: the passionate search for a truth other than our own.
With longing: the pure, ineffable yearning to be saved.

                         For so long as fate keeps waiting, we live on.                  

                God help us.                                       God forgive us.             

                                                   We live on.

“There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us, not even the Buddha. So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?”

—The Dalai Lama


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