Thought to Ponder

If the love within your mind is lost and you see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education or material comfort you have, only suffering and confusion will ensue.

-Dalai lama


Super Dave Van Buren July 2, 2008 at 9:27 AM

Strangely enough, this reminds me of someone. They always have drama in their life because they view everyone as an enemies.

Urban Thought July 2, 2008 at 9:33 AM

I think we may all know folk like this.

Thoughts to ponder. I have to pass this on to some folk.

She W0rd Hustlez July 2, 2008 at 9:36 AM

Much truth spoken. This is quite sad too; might I add.

Rich July 2, 2008 at 9:56 AM

Yep. It's funny how the very one's who bash the opposite sex are the very one's looking for love but can't seem to find it.

Queen of My Castle July 2, 2008 at 10:01 AM

This reminds me of someone as well, and I could not agree with this quote more.

Lovebabz July 2, 2008 at 10:18 AM

You create your own reality. If you see the world as a place of doom, filled with enemies, than that will be your experience.

But if you change your mind and see the world with love in your heart, not only will your interactions with people be different, but you will be different too.

i.can't.complain. July 2, 2008 at 10:52 AM

that's so real

angry bitter people are always confused and in belief that everyone is against them


Mr.Slish July 2, 2008 at 11:45 AM

That made my head

Lina July 2, 2008 at 11:51 AM

I agree....sometimes I feel that certain people are out to get me, but I havent completely lost the love.

Alright, though, for the Dalai Lama...get it shawty.

Anonymous July 2, 2008 at 12:03 PM

True indeed

RealHustla July 2, 2008 at 12:08 PM

"love your neighbor as yourself"

I guess the Dalai Lama understood the value of this advice too.

Brown Girl Gumbo July 2, 2008 at 12:25 PM

Great quote. It's so true. I wish everyone would read it and apply it to their lives.

Shai July 2, 2008 at 12:58 PM

What if healthy love was never instilled in the mind to begin with?

Boooogie. July 2, 2008 at 1:00 PM

definitely food for thought.

-thanks for the love on the blog too. im sure ill have something new up in the near future.

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T July 2, 2008 at 1:55 PM

a great edict regarding loving oneself and liking and valuing what they see in the mirror

Pretty.Hip July 2, 2008 at 2:11 PM

I love quotes, esp. ones that pertain to me. The Dalai Lama is speaking to me! Thanks for posting this

GC July 2, 2008 at 3:18 PM

thanks for dropping by

so, what are people supposed to do about a situation like that?

Shai July 2, 2008 at 3:22 PM

@GC: I was wondering that too.

Eb the Celeb July 2, 2008 at 4:09 PM

@Shai - good question that I am happy I dont know the answer too because that person must have really had a hard life growing up since love starts in the home

@gc - I wish I had the answer... all I can say is "let go and let love" meaning all the hurt and pain you have endured... to let it go... I know, easier said than done and for every person letting go has its own path but that is the only way to overcome hurt and resurrect love... I truly feel love is something that people bury and is and was always there at some point...

1/3 of what I used to be July 2, 2008 at 4:39 PM

I couldnt agree with this quote more! If you always thinking someone is against you then thats a really really lonely life. Love has to be in there somewhere for you to feel fulfilled.

Keelah July 2, 2008 at 4:48 PM

I agree with this wholeheartedly!! And Shai, I feel ya, because I dont feel that I was exampled true love in a healthy way, however that contrast to what my soul yearns for and what I have experienced in my life makes me know that IT does in fact exist, all I have to do is uncover it.

Mizrepresent July 2, 2008 at 7:19 PM

Loving yourself first and foremost is your defining moment for everything and everyone that lies ahead, so if there is no peace within, there will never be peace!
Dali was deep!

The F$%K it List July 2, 2008 at 7:57 PM

As I was reading this i thought about someone i know that could post this quote on her mirror. And I will senf it to her

dejanae July 2, 2008 at 10:16 PM

the dalai lama sure knew wat he was talkin bout

The Jaded NYer July 3, 2008 at 9:34 AM

thanks for the reminder; I needed that today :)

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