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Dalai Lama: Inner Peace & Happiness July 23, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Meditation, Mindfulness.

Starting a meditation practice, is not about attaining nirvana, achieving enlightenment, becoming a Buddha, pleasing God, finding religion, or saving ourselves. 

It’s about freeing ourselves from self-imposed constraints that impede our happiness.

It’s about finding our compassionate core.

It’s about enjoying life by accessing inner peace.

Inner peace is the ultimate source of happiness and joyfulness. ~ Dalai Lama


1. Loreen Lee - July 23, 2010

Before you delete this,
May I have the honor of being a person you can practice on.
Thank you.

nrhatch - July 23, 2010

Loreen ~

You are welcome to stay, but I will continue to delete comments which I view as attempts on your part to “hijack the discussion” or derail it entirely, so that you can follow your own agenda.

If you went to a presentation on Interior Decoration, would you stand up and insist that the speaker discuss another topic, such as Fly Fishing or Alms for the Poor?

Would you taunt the speaker and call him or her names if he refused to discuss and debate Fly Fishing with you?

Would you insist that he abandon his presentation to stop and tell you about his own life story so that you can “understand him.”

Would you tell him that you sympathize with him and that you want to help him give a more effective presentation?

Would you tell the speaker (and everyone within hearing distance) that he is a “fake and phony bitch” with NOTHING worth saying that audience members couldn’t pick up on their own from a book on Interior Design?

Would you say to the speaker, “If you just stop doing what I don’t want you to do, we will get along.”

In short, would you feel that your desires should trump those of everyone else in the audience who came to hear a presentation on Interior Design?

I doubt it.

So why do you do that here?

I posted Spread Joy because it made me smile and I wanted to share that smile and joy with others.

In response, you posted a nasty comment which did not touch upon the video or its message of hope and joy. You chastised me for thinking of JOY first, instead of focusing my attention on the PAIN and UGLINESS and UNHAPPINESS of the world.

So, I deleted your comment. And a few others. Because there are enough people spreading negativity around the world.

I want to share ways that people can access inner peace and joy.

If that doesn’t interest you, Philosophy 510 is meeting just down the cyber hallway.

You have many thoughts on life. That is good. You are a critical thinker. That is good. But, maybe, this is not the right forum for you.

Perhaps you should start your own blog and lead the discussion in directions that are more appealing to you than discussing inner peace, joy and happiness?


2. cindy - July 23, 2010

Nice Nancy, isn’t that man so special?
I hope you do a humorous take on pseudo-meditation practitioners; I know many of them, they have all the ‘kit’: tie dye clothes, incense, buddhas etc, but I wonder how much they actually have to do with their compassionate core?

nrhatch - July 23, 2010

The Dalai Lama is everything that I desire to be. “It’s a long way there, it’s a long way to where I’m going.”

And that’s a lovely idea. I shall put on my thinking cap (oops . . . my meditation cap) and see if something arises worth sharing. : )

3. Loreen Lee - July 23, 2010

I shall attempt perhaps the impossible and extend this thesis.
What you think of me is none of my business.
What you say of me on your blog is none of my business
Your actions towards me are non of my business.
Would it be possible to actually live according to such a highly developed code of ethics? Or by extending would I be negating myself in body mind and spirit?

nrhatch - July 23, 2010

This is why I delete so many of your comments, Loreen.

They are hostile, aggressive, sarcastic, and speak volumes about the overwhelming need you have to appease your fragile, glorious Ego.

4. Barbara Gunn - July 23, 2010

Wow! Some people just never get the point!

nrhatch - July 23, 2010

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

Thanks for stopping by, Barbara. : )

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