- "The fact is that relationships are the alchemy of life. They turn the dross of dailiness into gold. They make human community real. They provide what we need and wait in turn for us to give back. They are a sign of the presence of a loving God in life."
— Joan Chittister in The Gift of Years
- "One of my favorite Tibetan sayings is 'Even if you're going to die tomorrow, you can learn something tonight.'"
— Sakyong Mipham in Turning the Mind Into An Ally
- "The Dali Lama has told his non-Buddhist followers that his aim is not to turn them into Tibetan Buddhists, but to encourage them to take the Buddhist teachings home so they can be better Jews, Christians, etc."
— Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in Jewish with Feeling
- "It is important to think very well before entering a particular spiritual tradition. Once you have entered you should stick to it. Do not be like a man who tastes food in all the different restaurants but never actually gets down to eating a meal. Think carefully before adopting a practice; then follow it through. This way you will get the results from dedicating even a little time each day."
— His Holiness The Dalai Lama in The Path to Tranquility
- "There are three basic kinds of patience: forbearance in the face of threats or harm from others, accepting and dealing with the hardships of spiritual practice, and accepting and relating without fear to the profound implication of the true nature of reality. We practice patience by relentlessly pursuing our efforts to benefit others no matter what their reaction or attitude toward us. We also develop patience as an antidote to aggression, anger, and hatred. A Buddhist proverb says, 'For an evil such as anger, there is no practice like patience.'"
— Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche in In the Presence of Masters by Reginald A. Ray
- "Just as I defend myself, therefore,
From all unpleasant happenings however small,
Likewise, I shall act for others' sake
To guard and to protect them with compassion."
— Shantideva in No Time to Lose by Pema Chodron
- "The Buddhist antidote for the chronic misapprehension of the self is wisdom. Wisdom shatters the illusion of an independent self by revealing the truth of interdependent origination. Compassion . . . is the antidote for the self-absorption that comes about as a result of our chronic misapprehension of self."
— Aura Glaser in A Call to Compassion
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