What Makes a Hermit Happy?

There's nothing better than old fashioned patience..

Compassion is its own reward!

Kindness as a spiritual practice

We can be separated from our selfishness!

Tibetan Buddhism has a lot of "sutra thumping" and as much talk about hell and damnation as any southern Baptist minister. The problem is that those who need to hear this never show up at teachings or have family who are concerned for their spiritual safety. I am not interested in disseminating the rough dharma of fear mongering to gentle and compassionate students. ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~

What makes a hermit happy?
A quiet environment, free from strife.
Plain food, but not storing an excessive amount.
Healthy enough to practice.
No outer responsibilities.
A suitable practice.
How wonderful to have even one of these.. imagine having all of them! ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche (who is happy but still has responsibilities) ~~~
"Was macht einen Einsiedler glücklich?
Eine ruhige Umgebung, frei von Zwietracht.
Einfaches Essen, ohne große Vorräte anzulegen.
Gesund genug zu sein, um üben zu können.
Keine äußeren Verantwortlichkeiten.
Eine angemessene Praxis.
Wie wunderbar ist es auch nur eines dieser Dinge zu haben.. stell Dir vor, Du hättest sie alle! - Domo Geshe Rinpoche (die glücklich ist, aber noch Verantwortlichkeiten hat)


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