+ I feel that the essence of spiritual practice
is your attitude toward others. When you have
a pure, sincere motivation, then you have right
attitude toward others based on kindness, compassion,
love and respect.
+ I am a simple Buddhist monk.. no more, no less.
+ When we feel love and kindness towards others,
it not only makes others feel loved and cared
for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness
and peace. And there are ways in which we can
consciously work to develop feelings of love and
+ When I die that's permanent retirement.
+ I decided that my being should be dedicated
to something useful for others. One of my favourite
prayers says "So long as space remains..
So long as sentient beings suffer and remain..
I will remain in order to serve". This gives
me a lot of comfort. This is the meaning of my
+ When I meet people in different parts of the
world, I am always reminded that we are all basically
alike: we are all human beings. Maybe we have
different clothes, our skin is of a different
colour, or we speak different languages. That
is on the surface. But basically, we are the same
+ The realization that we are all basically the
same human beings who seek happiness and try to
avoid suffering is very helpful in developing
a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood; a warm
feeling of love and compassion for others.
+ When we have inner peace, we can be at peace
with those around us. When our community is in
a state of peace, it can share that peace with
neighbouring communities, and so on.
+ If you have a sincere and open heart, you naturally
feel self-worth and confidence, and there is no
need to be fearful of others.