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We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them. - The Buddha

Inner darkness, which we call ignorance, is the root of all suffering. The more inner light that comes, the more darkness will diminish. This is the only way to achieve salvation or nirvana. - Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama

My religion is kindness. - Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama

The essence of Buddhism is if you can, help others. If not, then at least refrain from hurting others. - Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama

Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. - Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama

The basic sources of happiness are a good heart, compassion, and love. If we have these mental attitudes, even if we are surrounded by hostility, we feel little disturbance.- Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama

Cherishing and caring for others is the source of all happiness. Cherishing ourselves over others, is the source of all suffering and negative conditions. - Shantideva

If the mind is dominated by hatred, the best part of the brain, which is used to judge right and wrong, does not function properly. - The 14th Dalai Lama

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. What we think, we become. - The Buddha

The Sacred Method of inviting blessings: Today only, do not anger. Do not worry. Do your work with appreciation. Be kind to people. -Mikao Usui

Free Insight Meditation - (Streaming Audio) -The Archival Center of Western Buddhist Vipassana Teachings is dedicated to preserving and sharing the oral tradition of the Buddha's teachings on insight meditation, or vipassana, as a support to people everywhere in the ending of suffering and in the attainment of freedom and happiness.

Lovingkindness Meditation - Overview with RealAudio instruction from BuddhaNet; also, understanding the Four Sublime States - Love (metta), Compassion (karuna), Sympathetic Joy (mudita), and Equanimity (upekkha). - excellent resource for Buddhist information and education, provided by Buddha Dharma Education Association, Inc.

All about Buddhism - Everything you want to know about Buddhism.

An Introduction to Buddhism - The basics of Buddhist wisdom, morality, and meditation, including the life of Siddhartha, the history of Buddhism, sutras interpreted for the western reader, and an article on Buddhist psychotherapy.

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