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“If you want others to be happy, practise compassion.

If you want to be happy, practise compassion.”
– Dalai Lama, high lama in the Yellow Hat School of Tibetan Buddhism


One morning a frail old man woke up to discover that his beloved wife had died during the night. Unable to care for himself, he went to live with his only daughter, her husband and son. Over time, the old man’s eyesight began to fade and his hearing grew poorer. His hands trembled so badly that peas rolled from his fork onto the floor and soup slopped from his spoon. His daughter and son-in-law became so irritated at the constant mess that they set up a small table for the old man in a corner of the kitchen. Each day, he sat there alone at mealtimes and would w...

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