Closeup of the statue of a smiling Buddha's face.

The Buddha is correct in saying that all good works cannot compare to a heart of love and that good works cannot be without a heart of love.
Love is what keeps me smiling.
Love for other sentient beings is what makes my attitude defy my circumstances.
Love denies hate, worry, and fear from darkening my heart.
Love is the path of all Buddhas, bodhisattvas, and arhats.
Love is the smile of the Buddha.
Love tells the world that you are at peace, accepting and adaptable.
Love keeps suffering from calcifying and being more of a burden than need be.
Love incorporates and networks each and every sentient being as worthy of life and compassion.
Love is the liberator of desire, aversion, and ignorance.

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Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.

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