LIFE 101..Instructions for Life from the Dali Lama...

No...I am not fact; I am a born again Christian.  However, often I find myself exploring other religions and trying to gain pearls of wisdom where I can, when I can.

I have had this little article for sometime and I thought it was a great one to share with everyone who is interested.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIFE....from the Dali Lama

*  Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

*   When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

*  Follow the 3 R's:  Respect for self, respect for others and responsibility for all your 

*  Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

*  Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

*  Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

*  When you have made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

*  Spend some time alone every day.

*  Open your arms to change, but don't let go of values.

*  Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

*   Live a good honorable life, then when you think back, you will be able to remember 
it a second time.

*  A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

*  In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation.  Don't bring up the past.

*  Share your knowledge.  It's a way to achieve immortality.

*  Be gentle with the earth.

*  Once a year, go someplace you have never been before.

*  Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

*Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

*  Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

My grandmother was a very devout Christian during her time; but I think she would have liked what the Dali Lama had to say on this matter.

I hope you do too!!!!

Blessings dear friends,



  1. Hello Jo... what wonderful life lessons... I especially love be gentle with the earth... but they are all great... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm! Thank you for sharing this with us - I wish I could have someone whispering these priceless words in my ear throughout each and every day, just to keep me on track! Ciao, bella!

  3. Hello, Josette,
    There is some wonderful advice in these words. I especially enjoyed the one that said in disagreements don't bring up the past. Very wise advice indeed! Thank you, my friend, for coming for a visit and for your kind comments. Enjoy your weekend and the week ahead. Vicki

  4. Hi Jo
    Thank you for your kind comment on the article, they were so good to work with.
    Your blog looks great btw

  5. I love these words of wisdom :-) Happy weekend wishes!

  6. What wonderful words and inspiring guidance!
    Country Blessings,

  7. Wonderful advice and wisdom. Thanks so much for posting this. It's so relevant today.


  8. Wisdom can be found, in many places. I'm especially happy to find that a born again Christian, agrees with this.

  9. Aunt Amelia's Attic said it best. All I can add is a Big AMEN1.

  10. Good advise, and I'm a christian too! Happy Sunday. :-)

  11. Hello,dear Jo!-)*

    Such a great post,my dear Friend!
    These words tuched me and I trying to folow these in my daily life!!!

    Much Love,

  12. Don't we wish all the world would adhere atleast to most of these wonderful thoughts.


  13. Great Lessons for Life ~
    thanks for stopping by & seeing the Mess I am helping to deal with, it really is sad when you stop to think about it, she saved everything, 32 bags of trash was basically that ~ she could no longer walk up the stairs, so she slept on the couch ~ Not bad if you have a comfy couch, but when we lifted up the cushions, underneath was filled with Mouse poo, that is Bad ~ she would NOT allow her children into the house any longer, she was probably afraid, they would INSIST that she moved.... but the real kicker is, she had over $450 thousand in a bank account, she Did Not have to Live this way, she chose to ~ Sad for Her Kids..... I'm not crazy about the dirt, but going thru drawers & boxes is a real treat, I just unloaded several boxes of glass & some Pottery from My car.... this was only from the down stairs of the house, tomorrow I will start Up stairs where the bed rooms are ~
    Have a wonderful week, I hope to have some fabulous treasures to share sometime soon~

  14. Hello Jo,
    Thank you for visiting me and comment.Your blog is a wonderful place and this post is a great lesson to walk in life.
    Have a woderful week,

  15. Dearest Jo,

    First of all, thank you for your visit and secondly, this was an amazing message and I think our Lord Jesus would have agreed with all these words; He lived like this and more of course, but I think He would expect us to live this way by faith and going by what little words He gave us. He showed us more than giving explicit instructions, but faith and common God sense show that this is a pretty good way to live. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Anita

  16. Hi Jo, I adored and loved this post especially after watching the movie over the weekend with Brad Pitt, "Seven Years in Tibet". Thanks for sharing. So much wisdom to be gained by his teachings and sooooooooooo Christian too! XXHugs, Mollye

  17. Jo
    What a blessing to start my morning! I was actually to tired to get going today but your post has lifted me back to where I need to be today.
    This was lovely of you to share with all of us and I need to print it out and read it often.
    Your site is just so beautiful and I love dearly visiting you. You must do a story for my Blogazine so all my friends can find you too.

  18. Nice Post~!!!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  19. Hi there,
    Thanks for the visit!
    It's good to explore new and different ideas.
    Have a happy Monday!

  20. Hi - I'm reading a book at the moment called Jesus and Buddha the parallel sayings - how lovely to come over here and see this post. Such wisdom for living your life.

    My son is a great fan of the Wimpy Kids books - made me smile to see it here.

    Your blog is so lovely - wishing you a happy week - xxx

  21. What a gorgeous blog! I fell in love with it right away while it was loading! I am like you~I love to take pearls of wisdom from other religions and other frames of mind. Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog and following..That makes my work feel worthwhile! Kim xxoo

  22. Wonderful meaningful & relevant!


  23. Hi Josette,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I must say I'm very impressed by yours. It has a nice atmosphere and the last blog you wrote is full of pearls of wisdom. I'm a follower!


  24. Powerful! I wish I had read these words of wisdom many years ago. Now, I will share them with my daughters. They will grow with these words!

  25. Hi Jo,
    Thank you for sharing these words of wisdom. I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my blogs and leaving your nice comments. I really appreciate it. Wishing you a beautiful day.


  26. I tried to pick a favorite but couldn't...they're all jewels, like you!

    Starting to make a slow comeback. I've missed you!


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