Setting The Example

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I came across this picture a little while ago of the Dalai Lama and Fred Rogers:

Let’s see here the criteria for the nicest people to have ever lived:

Criteria 1-10

The Dalai Lama

Mr. Rogers

Friendly

10

10

Compassionate

10

10

Patient

10

10

Loving

10

10

Accepting

10

10

Genuine

10

10

Tolerant

10

10

Generous

10

10

a TIE! If enough people lived more like either one of them the world would know peace.  Some quotes:

Dalai Lama

“More fundamental than religion is our basic human spirituality. We have a basic human disposition towards love, kindness and affection, irrespective of whether we have a religious framework or not. When we nurture this most basic human resource – when we set about cultivating those basic inner values which we all appreciate in others, then we start to live spiritually.”

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

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Mr. Rogers

“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.”

 
“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”

“The connections we make in the course of a life–maybe that’s what heaven is.”

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