Thursday, November 22, 2007

A Good Life

A Good Life

A short Buddhist outlook on having a good life....from the Dalai 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 Rs:

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

6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

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

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

14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve

15. Be gentle with the earth.

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

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. Approach love and cooking with reckless

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