Saturday, September 17, 2022

A Find in the Spiritual Fiction Caterogy, Part 3

      Here are some excerpts from The Dalai Lama's Cat.

"The purpose of Buddhism is not to convert people.  It is to give them tools so they can create greater happiness."

"Most people think that their only option is to change their circumstances.  But these are not the true causes of their unhappiness.  It has more to do with the way they think about their circumstances."

"It is the wonderful paradox," he continued, "that the best way to achieve happiness for oneself is to give happiness to others."

"Turns out that it's not so much what you're doing that makes you happy.  It's whether or not you're being mindful of what you're doing.  The important thing is to be in the direct state, attending to the here and how.  Not in the narrative state" -- he spun his index finger beside his temple -- "which means thinking about anything except what you're actually doing."

     Words of wisdom, from a fun cat story.  


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