Friday, November 18, 2011

balance



We have different degrees of happiness and different kinds of suffering. Material objects give rise to physical happiness, while spiritual development gives rise to mental happiness. Since we experience both physical and mental happiness, we need both material and spiritual development. This is why, for our own good and that of society we need to balance material progress with inner development.

HH Dalai Lama

And HoneyBoy is happy that he got up there all by himself. His mobility is improving. Fortunately, he can not (yet) jump on the kitchen counters. May he regain the ability...not the desire.

1 comment:

Kathryn Grace said...

Oh, so glad your sweet friend is healing and gaining strength.

Thank you for the Dalia Lama quote, one I had not seen. Interesting, his take on material and spiritual progress, so unlike that with which I was raised, and so much more useful.