A concise, inspirational gift book full of distilled advice and teachings from Lama Zopa in his own inimitable style. Here, Rinpoche offers nuggets of wisdom on all of the elements to bring about a happy life for one self and others. Everything depends on how you use your mind. Through the power of meditation and loving-kindness we can find lasting peace and happiness and, more importantly, we can bring peace and happiness to others.
"The mind of a Buddha or some holy being can't be transplanted into you. Peace, happiness, and satisfaction have to come from your own mind. It is truly possible to transform your whole life and your whole mind into the essence of Dharma itself…Compassion is a wish-granting jewel, fulfilling all our ultimate desires…The way to solve the problems in your life is to open your heart to others...When there is no anger inside, there is no enemy outside...The good heart makes your whole life beneficial. Without the good heart, it is not possible to get enlightened...The sun of real happiness shines in your life when you start to cherish others. You cut the root of your problems in every moment when you cherish others. Cherishing yourself is the door to all obstacles. Selflessly cherishing others, even one other being, is the door to all happiness." Lama Zopa.