A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on purpose, life, happiness, honor, compassion, meaning, usefulness, and service

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Bokar Rinpoche on harmony, friendship, love, compassion, and impermenance

Like birds landing on a tree top together, and then dispersing, we are together for a very short time, so it makes sense to live in harmony, in unconditional friendship.

Bokar Rinpoche

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A Quote by philip moffitt on change, compassion, introspection, and resolutions

Change that does not lead to liberation from fear, greed and delusion is not wholesome.  Furthermore, any change that does not yield more compassion and loving-kindness for yourself and others is a waste of precious life energy.

philip moffitt

Source: yoga journal, wisdom

Contributed by: unity

A Quote by Kedar on man, emotions, heart, spirit, eyes, sorrow, compassion, virtue, beauty, nobility, world, and humanity

He is man whose heart is spirited and eyes are wet each moment on account of the sorrow, compassion, virtue, beauty, and nobility that decorate this world.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Elizabeth Kubler Ross on beautiful, defeat, struggle, suffering, loss, appreciation, sensitivity, compassion, life, and gentleness

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

Elizabeth Kubler Ross

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A Quote by Stephen Levine on compassion

When your fear touches someone’s pain it becomes pity; when your love touches someone’s pain, it becomes compassion

Stephen Levine

Contributed by: Tharlam

A Quote by Dalai Lama on love, compassion, balance, principles, material, and spiritual

There should be a balance between material and spiritual progress, a balance achieved through the principles based on love and compassion.

Dalai Lama

Source: The Dalai Lama's Book of Wisdom

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Dalai Lama on dalai lama, kindness, love, compassion, brotherhood, sisterhood, and inner peace

One of the basic points is kindness.  With kindness, with love and compassion, with this feeling that is the essence of brotherhood, sisterhood, one will have inner peace

Dalai Lama

Source: The Dalai Lama's Book of Wisdom

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by unknown on mandalas, ultimate tantra, enlightenment, and compassion

We have now received the mandalas of the Ultimate Tantra
That are so very difficult to gain in our aeon.
Your kindness is overwhelming, and impossible to repay.
Now until I gain enlightenment,
Lord, let not your compassion forsake me.
Upon your distracted and agitated disciples like me,
Lost in states of uneasiness and confusion,
We beg you always to look with compassion.


Source: Sky Dancer by Keith Dowman

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on understanding, love, compassion, and suffering

Understanding and Love are not two separate things, but just one. To develop understanding, you have to practice looking at all living beings with the eyes of compassion. When you understand, you cannot help but love. And when you love, you naturally act in a way that can relieve the suffering of people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Contributed by: Bagheera

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