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There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide.  No matter what people call you, you are just who you are.  Keep to this truth.  You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life.  We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone.  No one can help us, not even the Buddha.  So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?
    —    Dalai Lama XIV
[This quote was found on another of the blogs I follow:  http://lijiun.wordpress.com/
The specific post was:  http://lijiun.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/purity-mind/
    —    KMAB]
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Universal responsibility is feeling for other people’s suffering just as we feel for our own.  It is the realization that even our enemy is entirely motivated by the quest for happiness.  We must recognize that all human beings want the same thing we want.
   —    The XIV Dalai Lama
[A noble sentiment, but what if our enemy’s happiness can only be achieved by our destruction or subjugation?  What if they don’t want the same things we want (assuming we want peaceful coexistence)?   —   KMAB]
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