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13 Feb, 2007

I N S T R U C T I O N S F O R L I F E

Posted by: Jesper In: Uncategorized

Just found these recommendations from the Dalai Lama. So much truth in there – deep respect……

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements
involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three Rs:

    Respect for self

    Respect for others and

    Responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a
wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

7. When you realise you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps
to correct it.

8. Spend some time alone every day.

9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and
think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your
life.

13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the
current situation. Don’t bring up the past.

14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.

15. Be gentle with the earth.

16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your
love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to
get it.

19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

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3 Responses to "I N S T R U C T I O N S F O R L I F E"

2 | jsachman

February 13th, 2007 at 23:04

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Maybe being a buddhist monk is an idea for a new career???

3 | Caroline (aka Artemisia_Berlin)

May 26th, 2007 at 15:14

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Dear Jesper, these are wise truths. I’ll print them and live after them (no kidding). Refering to the number of these recommendations:
I’m currently in a 1a) situation after experiencing 2 and 4. Now I’m very much living 9, 14 and 15 in my job. And the rest is a fair characterization of my private life *lol*.
Thanks for sharing these wise words!
Caroline

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