There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
In honor of fallen soldiers from the World War I, artist Paul Cummins is creating a ceramic poppy field in the middle of London, England.
“In answer to the observation that some people say they do not meditate because they are too busy, the Dalai Lama told the following story:
A monk keeps promising his student that he will take him on a picnic but is always too busy to do so. One day the monk and his student see a procession carrying a corpse.
"Where is he going?" the monk asks his students.
"On a picnic."”
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"If two people who are in love, break up and can stay friends, they are either still in love or never were."
Some would say this is a true statement. As true as the sky is blue. That once you feel love for someone else… once you show it by saying the words, by kissing and holding hands, having…
Art must not be concentrated in dead shrines called museums. lt must be spread everywhere – on the streets, in the trams, factories, workshops, and in the workers’ homes.