Saturday, July 01, 2006

Because we all share this planet earth, we
have to learn to live in harmony and peace
with each other and with nature. That is not
just a dream, but a necessity. We are
dependent on each other in so many ways that
we can no longer live in isolated communities
.and ignore what is happening outside those communities

Read the Dalai Lama’s belief that we each need
to take personal responsibility for the world
:we live in, and why

The universe we inhabit can be understood in
terms of a living organism in which each cell
works in balanced co-operation with every other
cell to sustain the whole. If just one of these
cells is harmed, as it is when disease strikes, that
.balance is harmed and there is danger to the whole

This in turn suggests that our individual
well-being is intimately connected both with
that of all others and with the environment
.within which we live

It also becomes apparent that our every action, our
every deed, word and thought, no matter how slight
or inconsequential it may seem, has an implication
.not only for ourselves but all others too

Adapted from The Pocket Dalai Lama, edited by Mary Craig _

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