If we are demoralized, sad and only complain, we’ll not solve our problems. If we only pray for a solution, we’ll not solve our problems. We need to face them, to deal with them without violence, but with confidence – and never give up. If you adopt a non-violent approach, but are also hesitant within, you’ll not succeed. You have to have confidence and keep up your efforts – in other words, never give up.
The earth is not just our environment. The earth is our mother.
Peace starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share peace with neighboring communities, and so on. When we feel love and kindness towards others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.
When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
The natural environment sustains the life of all beings universally.
Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
The key to human happiness lies within our own state of mind, and so too do the primary obstacles to that happiness.
The future will be in the hands of those of you who belong to the 21st century. You have the opportunity and responsibility to build a better humanity. This means developing warm-heartedness s in this very life, here and now. So, do whatever work you do, but ask yourselves now and then, ‘How can I contribute to human beings being happier and more peaceful?’
All beings come from a mother’s womb. We should have a clear realization of the oneness of all humanity.
World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.