To be happy

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“I often ask myself what is the purpose of our lives and I conclude that life’s purpose is to be happy. We have no guarantee what will happen in the future, but we live in hope. That’s what keeps us going.”

(Dalai Lama)

New Year’s Hopes and Wishes



Interdependence is a fundamental law of nature. Even tiny insects survive by cooperating with each other. Our own survival is so dependent on the help of others that a need for love lies at the very core of our existence. This is why we need to cultivate a genuine sense of responsibility and a sincere concern for the welfare of others.

(Dalai Lama)



Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.

(Zhuangzi, Nan-Hua-Ch’en-Ching)

Moon Song

Leaning alone in the close bamboos,
I am playing my lute and humming a song
Too softly for anyone to hear –
Except my comrade, the bright moon.

(Wang Wei, 701 – 761)