From the Buddhist viewpoint, every event has many aspects and naturally one event can be viewed from many, many different angles. It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view. Therefore, it is useful when something happens to try to look at it from different angles and then you can see the positive or beneficial aspects. Moreover, if something happens, it is very useful immediately to make a comparison with some other event or with the events of other people or other nations. This is also very helpful in sustaining your peace of mind.
14th Dalai Lama
from the book The Heart of the Buddha's Path
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Further quotes from the book The Heart of the Buddha's Path:
- Hardships can entail valuable aspects
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- Change is possible if you want
- The ultimate source of happiness
- Except my own anger