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The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity either physical or mental. We call this theory about self as Anatmavada.

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I have never seen them satisfied

Hundreds of stupid flies gather
On a piece of rotten meat,
Enjoying, they think, a delicious feast.
This image fits with the song
Of the myriads of foolish living beings
Who seek happiness in superficial pleasures;
In countless ways they try,
Yet I have never seen them satisfied.

The XIV Dalai Lama

We have a mind

We don’t need more money,
we don’t need greater success or fame,
we don’t need the perfect body or even the perfect mate—right now.

At this very moment,
we have a mind,
which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness.


The XIV Dalai Lama

Nature of Mind

Choose to be optimistic,
it feels better.


The XIV Dalai Lama

Fun and Tolerance

Man suffers only because he takes seriously
what the gods made for fun.


Alan W. Watts

Joy

Why do what you will regret?
Why bring tears upon yourself?
Do only what you do not regret,
And fill yourself with joy.

Gautama Buddha

Happiness

It is impossible to build one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of others.
This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings.


Daisaku Ikeda