Wisdom for Life
What constitutes real happiness in life? Does happiness mean having lots of material wealth?
Life’s bliss is about owning a luxurious car or a grand house, it is about having a heart full of great love. Only when one is wholeheartedly servicing others in society without holding back, can the most blissful life be achieved.
Great love goes beyond international boundaries and compassion knows no distance. True compassion is when we take immediate action to help and save others.
Regardless of whom we face, we must be brave in expressing our sincere and caring gestures. Do not keep these caring thoughts to ourselves, we must show them with action. This will bring meaning and true happiness to our lives.
Interpersonal conflicts arise due to our conflicting hearts. If everyone can cultivate great compassion and wisdom, scenes of chaos will settle down, internal conflicts too will dissipate.
An understanding, grateful and accommodative person is naturally a contented person. He can be happy even leading a simple life.
If a person is untrustworthy, it would be difficult for others to take his words to heart no matter how good they sound…… So how do we make others trust us? We can do that by humbling our ego and broadening our heart.
Cultivating our mind and character is just like opening up a field of goodness. It takes initial hard work to clear the weeds and rocks in the field, which means we must first clear the field of our mind of unwholesome thoughts.
If we can constantly develop a forgiving heart, we will be happy, joyful and blessed at all times. But if we keep hoping for others to give to us, we will definitely suffer very painfully…
Most illnesses of the mind are caused by people’s desires and expectations from outside. They are easily tempted and are thus unable to keep to their boundaries and be proper in their behaviour, causing them to be prone to such illnesses.
We must remember to constantly reflect on ourselves to examine whether our sense of pride is too strong or if we have a sense of “base pride”?
Most people love themselves excessively. This inevitably causes one to develop a self-protective nature, which makes one fearful of being harmed by others. Hence, people would attack others out of the excessive love they have for themselves.