There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy

What a great example of tolerance, and enlightenment. The leader of a major religous sect, (the Dalai Lama of Tebetan Buddhism), speaking on what people actually need, rather than, “Come inside and Believe my way”, which is what you typically, or historically get with major religions. This is why I prefer an eastern approach, and a gentle, practicle one rather than dogma.

Zen Flash

“Whether someone believes something or not, believer or non-believer, as long as you are a member of the human family, you need warm human feeling, warmhearted feeling. The question of world peace, the question of family peace, the question of peace between wife and husband, or peace between parents and children, everything is dependent on that feeling of love and warmheartedness. Genuine compassion is based not on our own projections and expectations, but rather on the rights of the other: irrespective of whether another person is a close friend or an enemy, as long as that person wishes for peace and happiness and wishes to overcome suffering, then on that basis we develop a genuine concern for his or her problems. This is genuine compassion.

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection. It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act…

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