The Inner Quality of Calmness of Mind


“As long as there is a lack of the inner discipline which brings calmness of mind, no matter what external facilities you have, they will never give you the feeling of joy and happiness that you are seeking.

“On the other hand, if you possess this inner quality of calmness of mind – a degree of stability within – then even if you lack various external facilities that you would normally consider necessary for happiness, it is still possible to live a happy and joyful life.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Art of Happiness: A Guidebook for Living, Part 1, Chapter 2: The Source of Happiness

In other words: If you ain’t happy with nothin’, you ain’t gonna be happy with lots a sumptin’.


~ by Kimberly Mason on December 11, 2008.

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