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18-04-19

Dalai Lama: Helping someone

If you are helping someone and expecting something in return, you are doing business, not kindness.

Dalai Lama

The name Dalai Lama is a combination of the Mongolian word dalai meaning "Ocean" and the Tibetan word? "la-ma" meaning "guru,teacher. This is the title that gets the leader of the Tibetan government in exile and spiritual leader of Lamaism and Buddhism Tibet before the Chinese invasion. The current 14th Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso (July 6, 1935).

17-04-19

Jet Li: The world is one big family

I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.

Jet Li

Li Lianjie (Chinese: born 26 April 1963), better known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and retired Wushu champion who was born in Beijing. He is a naturalized Singaporean citizen.

Li, as a Buddhist, believes that the difficulties of everyday life can be overcome with the help of religious philosophies. He thinks that fame is not something he can control; therefore, he does not care about it.

    I never say to myself I'm the best fighter in the world. If someone learns martial arts solely to pick fights on the street, to lean on it as a keystone weapon in conflicts, to use it to bully and intimidate others – then that person, in my opinion, cannot be considered a true martial artist. 

According to Li, everything he has ever wanted to tell the world can be found in three of his films: the message of Hero is that the suffering of one person can never be as significant as the suffering of a nation; Unleashed shows that violence is never a solution; and Fearless tells that the biggest enemy of a person is himself. Li thinks that the greatest weapon is a smile and the largest power is love.

16-04-19

Joyce Meyer: Mourning

Don't spend the rest of your life mourning something you have lost. Go forward and don't look back.

Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer (born Pauline Joyce Hutchison; June 4, 1943) is a Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Meyer and her husband Dave have four grown children, and live outside St. Louis, Missouri. Her ministry is headquartered near the St. Louis suburb of Fenton, Missouri.

15-04-19

Sarah Caldwell: Learn everything you can

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can; there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.

Sarah Caldwell

Sarah Caldwell (March 6, 1924 – March 23, 2006) was an American opera conductor, impresario, and stage director. Caldwell was born in Maryville, Missouri, and grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was a child prodigy and gave public performances on the violin by the time she was ten years old. She graduated from Fayetteville High School at the age of 14. 

Caldwell moved to Boston, Massachusetts, in 1952 and became head of the Boston University opera workshop. In 1957 she started the Boston Opera Group with $5,000. This became the Opera Company of Boston, where she staged a wide range of operas and establishied a reputation for producing difficult works under pressure. She was also known for putting together interesting variations on standard operas. 

12-04-19

Dalai Lama: Your inner peace

Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace.

Dalai Lama

The name Dalai Lama is a combination of the Mongolian word dalai meaning "Ocean" and the Tibetan word? "la-ma" meaning "guru,teacher. This is the title that gets the leader of the Tibetan government in exile and spiritual leader of Lamaism and Buddhism Tibet before the Chinese invasion. The current 14th Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso (July 6, 1935).