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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: CALM MIND, SELF CONFIDENCE
vertical line Posted on Oct.29.2012 @ 10:13AM EDT by Dalai Lama
Honest concern for others is the key factor in improving our day to day lives. When you are warm-hearted, there is no room for anger, jealousy or insecurity. A calm mind and self-confidence are the basis for happy and peaceful relations with each other. Healthy, happy families and a healthy peaceful nation are dependent on warm-heartedness.

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Reply from shayne
Oct.29.2012
10:19AM EDT 
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vertical line you didnt write this or make it up.

so.........i dont care.


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Reply from leoj99
Oct.29.2012
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vertical line I think most people always think they are all like that.
But look whats happening? Where is the missing link...
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Reply from Joe Chip
Oct.29.2012
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vertical line 'ave a banana.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Oct.29.2012
08:40PM EDT 
vertical line ... warm-heartedness ...
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Reply from Avisitor
Oct.29.2012
09:10PM EDT 
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vertical line Wisdom written in stone is kinda cold in spirit.
Please be warmer in your understanding of our lives
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Reply from Joe Chip
Oct.29.2012
09:23PM EDT 
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Reply from so_teh
Oct.29.2012
11:56PM EDT 
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vertical line My philosophy is kindness.
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Reply from justin
Oct.29.2012
11:59PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "My philosophy is kindness."
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NICE,

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Reply from starduster
Oct.30.2012
04:22AM EDT 
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Quote: "I think most people always think they are all like that.
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Im guessing Shayne is the missing link,

Shayne Pithecanthropus !!

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Reply from Sam Hardy
Oct.30.2012
05:44AM EDT 
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Thank you, your Holiness.

We should be unconcerned with the opinions of others but concerned about them as people in a warm-hearted way.

Easier said than done, at least for me.

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Reply from starduster
Oct.30.2012
06:14AM EDT 
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Calmness from Self confidence means standing on firm ground, like the Eagles sang:

*Ive got a peaceful, easy feeling,

and I know you wont let me down,

because Im already standing on the ground.*

Whatever others may think, or think of themselves,

you understand yourself, and thats all you need.

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Reply from Joe Chip
Oct.30.2012
07:46AM EDT 
vertical line I give up - I don't have a philosophy. But I can NICE you if you'd like. You like?
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Reply from Sam Hardy
Oct.30.2012
11:38AM EDT 
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vertical line How does the Dalai Lama find the time to write posts for us here with all the commitments he must have?

It's quite humbling - if I could be humble :)
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Oct.30.2012
12:21PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "How does the Dalai Lama find the time to write posts for us here with all the commitments he must have?

It's quite humbling - if I could be humble :)
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He has many avatars ... much like Santa Claus has many people all over the world to deliver Christmas presents to all the children ... hahaha
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Reply from so_teh
Oct.30.2012
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.01.2012
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vertical line Philosophy liberates. A philosophy binds.
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Nov.01.2012
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vertical line Quote: "Philosophy liberates. A philosophy binds. "
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So stop philosophizing ... haha
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.01.2012
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vertical line It's poetry, not philosophising.
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Nov.01.2012
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vertical line The Dalai Lama would make a great Father Christmas. It's that jolly laugh.


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Nov.01.2012
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The inspiration for your poetry comes from your philosophizing.
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Reply from starduster
Nov.02.2012
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He has many avatars ... much like Santa Claus has many people all over the world to deliver Christmas presents to all the children ... hahaha
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Yeah, if you see a Santa standing in the bushes, taking a leak, with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, its probably not the real santa, especially at the Mall.

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Nov.02.2012
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vertical line Poetry is inspired by Nature naturing.

Bread and pickle word, noun protein, metaphor milk mixed and whisked with olive oil verb salad, in a serving of love to refresh and energise.
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Bread and pickle word, noun protein, metaphor milk mixed and whisked with olive oil verb salad, in a serving of love to refresh and energise.
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You really have to stop drinking during the day.
It makes the night more difficult to get through.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.02.2012
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vertical line You really could just stop. But you won't.
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Your addiction is deeper than you know
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Nov.02.2012
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Nov.02.2012
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Nov.03.2012
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Reply from Chryseis
Nov.03.2012
08:46AM EDT 
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honest concern ....blah blah ....key to improving our daily lives

hoohah

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Nov.03.2012
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honest concern ....blah blah ....key to improving our daily lives

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Seems our daily lives could always use some improving.

Im getting old.  Im looking forward to a time when I just sit on a porch and watch the seasons change.  But first, Id like to travel around in an RV for awhile.  Then its the zen shack in the woods for me.

When I was young, I spent so much time thinking and worrying about *my future*. 

What was I thinking ?  The things Im looking forward to I could have had all along, I just wasnt ready yet.  I wanted to do the thngs it took to get where I am now, for the sake of themselves. 

And I have just a wee bit more to do.  I think 60 will be the time to  call it all off, in July of 2014, if Im still around.

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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.04.2012
07:29AM EDT 
vertical line When you've eaten your fill, don't insult the food.
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Nov.04.2012
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I have a lot of fond memories, even from the bad times.

Some mild indigestion of some of it, I suppose, but not too much.

Enough of a good fill to make me want to rock back in my easy chair,

and loosen my belt.

Im just startin to get ready for the final chapter.

My epitaph will read, *He died of lack of interest, so many do*.

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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.04.2012
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vertical line Poetry is inspired by Nature naturing.

Bread and pickle word, noun protein, metaphor milk mixed and whisked with olive oil verb salad, in a serving of love to refresh and energise.

Take one sultana, marinate in nectar for an eternity, and hey pesto, one wholesome feast for a happy chef.
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Nov.04.2012
12:08PM EDT 
vertical line And even the diabolical dumplings won't constipate the m i i i i i i nd.
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