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Spiritual Meditations ( 19 May 2010, NewAgeIslam.Com)

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What is your religion is not really important: Dalai Lama

Posted by Devi at 11:23 am, Friday, April 30, 2010

I ‘ve got an email with the title “your religion is not important”. In this email, a Brazilian theologist of freedom named Leonardo Boff had a dialogue with the Dalai Lama. I like the wise answer from Dalai Lama.

With his interest, he asked Dalai Lama:

“What is the best religion?”

Dalai Lama answered,

“The best religion is the one that gets you closest to God. It is the one that makes you a better person.”

Such a wise answer, Boff asked again:

“What is it that makes me better?”

Dalai Lama responded:

“Whatever that makes you

More compassionate,

More sensible,

More detached,

More loving,

More humanitarian,

More responsible,

More ethical”

“The religion that would do that for you is the best religion”

“I am not interested, my friend, about your religion or if you are religious or not. What really is important to me is your behavior in front of your peers, family, work, community, and in front of the world.”

“Remember, the universe is the echo of our actions and our thoughts.”

“The law of action and reaction is not exclusively for physics. It is also of human relations. If I act with goodness, I will receive goodness. If I act with evil, I will get evil.”

“What our grandparents told us is the pure truth. You will always have what you desire for others. Being happy is not a matter of destiny. It is a matter of options.”

Finally, Dalai Lama said:

“Take care of your Thoughts because they become Words.

Take care of your words because they will become Actions.

Take care of your Actions because they will become Habits.

Take care of your Habits because they will form your Character.

Take care of your Character because it will form your Destiny and your destiny will be your Life


“There is no religion higher than the Truth”

Posted by Devi at 11:23 am, Friday, April 30, 2010

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