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Reflection: A better and happier future

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Nov. 2nd, 2010 | 12:15 am
posted by: stardustnprison in dharmapunks

October 25, 2010
Tricycle Daily Dharma

A Better and Happier Future

Our history abounds with stories of individuals perpetrating the most
destructive and harmful acts: killing and torture, bringing misery and untold
suffering to large numbers of people. These incidents in human history can be
seen as reflecting the darker side of our common human heritage. These events
occur only when there is hatred, anger, jealousy, and unbounded greed. World
history is a record of the effects of the negative and positive thoughts of
human beings. This, I think, is quite clear. By reflecting on these past
occurrences, we can see that if we want to have a better and happier future, now
is the time to examine the mindset of our present generation and to reflect on
the way of life that it may bring about in the future.

- His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, "Loving the Enemy"

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