Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Try to be a bit kinder

"It's a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and to find at the end one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'Try to be a bit kinder'"
-- Aldous Huxley, quoted in Pico Iyer's "The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama"

His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Gyume Tantric Monastery, Kamataka, India, Jan. 6, 1998.
Photograph by Richard Avedon


Trixie said...

I love that quote! Great post. It reminds me of Yogi Berra quote. Blunt, factual and to the point in an explanatory way. "Kindness" is such an extraordinary thing, it seems sometimes that there is not much of it left in the world.

Z said...

But it sums it all up - its simplicity is the essence.

shayma said...

i love this. having come to know you on-line a little, i wonder if you've read- ten thousand miles w.o a cloud- it's the sort of book i think you would adore. x shayma
ps happy sunday!