"Happiness and suffering can be divided into two main categories: mental and physical. Of the two, it’s the mind that exerts the greatest influence over us. So long as we’re not ill or lacking basic necessities, and our body is content, we virtually ignore it. The mind, ..
"Knowledge of mind and emotions should be taught in schools. On the basis of that understanding we can become healthy, happy individuals, families, communities and societies. But if the mind is not disciplined, mere knowledge will not be of much help. We need to use our intelligence ..
"Like anyone else, I too have anger in me. However, I try to recall that anger is a destructive emotion. I remind myself that scientists now say that anger is bad for our health; it eats into our immune system. So, anger destroys our peace of mind and our physical health. ..
“The mind is like a parachute. It works best when it’s open.” - His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"In our modern society everything seems geared to material development, even our systems of education. As a result we no longer pay sufficient attention to our inner values, which leads to mental unrest. "In order to address this imbalance we need to pay more attention to our minds." - ..
"Depend on mindfulness" - His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"If someone behaves negatively towards you, it helps to remember that he or she is a human being like you and to distinguish between an action and the person who does it. If counter measures are needed to prevent someone doing harm, it's always better to do it with a calm ..
"Scientists are coming to recognise the effects of the mind on physical health. The sense of relaxation associated with inner peace involves not only being physically at ease. If you are nagged by worry or seething with anger, you’re not really relaxed. The key to relaxation ..
"Once we have a firm practice of compassion our state of mind becomes stronger which leads to inner peace, giving rise to self-confidence, which reduces fear. This makes for constructive members of the community. Self-centredness on the other hand leads to distance, suspicion, ..