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Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Nothing goes right on the outside when nothing is going right on the inside."

Nothing goes right on the outside when nothing is going right on the inside.




Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "To love oneself is to love life. It is essential to understand that we make ourselves happy in making others happy."

To love oneself is to love life. It is essential to understand that we make ourselves happy in making others happy.




Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Happiness is a skill, emotional balance is a skill, compassion and altruism are skills, and like any skill they need to be developed. That's what education is about."

Happiness is a skill, emotional balance is a skill, compassion and altruism are skills, and like any skill they need to be developed. That's what education is about.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Let us live simply in the freshness of the present moment, in the clarity of pure awakened mind."

Let us live simply in the freshness of the present moment, in the clarity of pure awakened mind.




Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favourable."

The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favourable.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "We deal with our mind from morning till evening, and it can be our best friend or our worst enemy."

We deal with our mind from morning till evening, and it can be our best friend or our worst enemy.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "We all have the ability to study the causes of suffering and gradually to free ourselves from them....it is not the magnitude of the task that matters, it's the magnitude of our courage."

We all have the ability to study the causes of suffering and gradually to free ourselves from them....it is not the magnitude of the task that matters, it's the magnitude of our courage.




Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Authentic happiness is not linked to an activity, it is a state of being."

Authentic happiness is not linked to an activity, it is a state of being.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment, not the gratification of inexhaustible desires for outward things."

Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment, not the gratification of inexhaustible desires for outward things.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Transform our way of perceiving things, we transform the quality of our lives."

Transform our way of perceiving things, we transform the quality of our lives.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Genuine fearlessness arises with the confidence that we will be able to gather the inner resources to deal with any situation that comes our way."

Genuine fearlessness arises with the confidence that we will be able to gather the inner resources to deal with any situation that comes our way.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Children, old people, vagabonds laugh easily and heartily: they have nothing to lose and hope for little. In renunciation lies a delicious taste of simplicity and deep peace."

Children, old people, vagabonds laugh easily and heartily: they have nothing to lose and hope for little. In renunciation lies a delicious taste of simplicity and deep peace.




Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Meditation is not just blissing out under a mango tree. It completely changes your brain and therefore changes what you are."

Meditation is not just blissing out under a mango tree. It completely changes your brain and therefore changes what you are.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "While it may be difficult to change the world, it is always possible to change the way we look at it."

While it may be difficult to change the world, it is always possible to change the way we look at it.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "It's not the magnitude of the task that matters, it's the magnitude of our courage."

It's not the magnitude of the task that matters, it's the magnitude of our courage.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Confidence is closely linked to how well our perceptions match reality"

Confidence is closely linked to how well our perceptions match reality



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Enlightenment is eliminating mental confusion, eliminating hatred, jealousy, mental toxins, cravings. That's very simple and straightforward. Whether you can do it or not is another matter."

Enlightenment is eliminating mental confusion, eliminating hatred, jealousy, mental toxins, cravings. That's very simple and straightforward. Whether you can do it or not is another matter.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Envy and jealousy stem from the fundamental inability to rejoice at someone else's happiness or success"

Envy and jealousy stem from the fundamental inability to rejoice at someone else's happiness or success



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "To grant forgiveness to someone who has truly changed is not a way of condoning or forgetting his or her past crimes, but of acknowledging whom he or she has become."

To grant forgiveness to someone who has truly changed is not a way of condoning or forgetting his or her past crimes, but of acknowledging whom he or she has become.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "The ultimate reason for meditating is to transform ourselves in order to be better able to transform the world."

The ultimate reason for meditating is to transform ourselves in order to be better able to transform the world.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Anyone can be happy by simply training their brain."

Anyone can be happy by simply training their brain.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Empathy is the faculty to resonate with the feelings of others. When we meet someone who is joyful, we smile. When we witness someone in pain, we suffer in resonance with his or her suffering."

Empathy is the faculty to resonate with the feelings of others. When we meet someone who is joyful, we smile. When we witness someone in pain, we suffer in resonance with his or her suffering.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Wisdom and compassion should become the dominating influences that guide our thoughts , our words, and our actions."

Wisdom and compassion should become the dominating influences that guide our thoughts , our words, and our actions.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "True freedom means freeing oneself from the dictates of the ego and its accompanying emotions."

True freedom means freeing oneself from the dictates of the ego and its accompanying emotions.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "When hearing a door creak, the optimist thinks it's opening and the pessimist thinks it's closing."

When hearing a door creak, the optimist thinks it's opening and the pessimist thinks it's closing.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Whatever you train, you change your brain."

Whatever you train, you change your brain.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Negative emotions like hatred destroy our peace of mind."

Negative emotions like hatred destroy our peace of mind.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Isn't it the mind that translates the outer condition into happiness and suffering?"

Isn't it the mind that translates the outer condition into happiness and suffering?



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "If you want to know the future, look at what is in your mind"

If you want to know the future, look at what is in your mind



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "We do all kinds of things to remain beautiful. Yet, we spend surprisingly little time taking care of what matters most - the way our mind functions."

We do all kinds of things to remain beautiful. Yet, we spend surprisingly little time taking care of what matters most - the way our mind functions.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Authentic happiness is not linked to an activity; it is a state of being, a profound emotional balance struck by a subtle understanding of how the mind functions."

Authentic happiness is not linked to an activity; it is a state of being, a profound emotional balance struck by a subtle understanding of how the mind functions.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Placebos are like the lollipop of optimism, but we can do much better by dealing directly with the mind... And it works!"

Placebos are like the lollipop of optimism, but we can do much better by dealing directly with the mind... And it works!



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment."

Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "We must distinguish between spirituality in general terms, which aims to make us better people, and religion. Adopting a religion remains optional, but becoming a better human being is essential."

We must distinguish between spirituality in general terms, which aims to make us better people, and religion. Adopting a religion remains optional, but becoming a better human being is essential.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "There is definitely openness to others' suffering that is dealt not with distress but with compassion."

There is definitely openness to others' suffering that is dealt not with distress but with compassion.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "We try to fix the outside so much, but our control of the outer world is limited, temporary, and often, illusory."

We try to fix the outside so much, but our control of the outer world is limited, temporary, and often, illusory.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Peace is not weak. Standing up to a tank is harder than dropping a suicide bomb"

Peace is not weak. Standing up to a tank is harder than dropping a suicide bomb



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "The way you experience [pain] can change so much depending on your attitude."

The way you experience [pain] can change so much depending on your attitude.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "There is a dilemma, to reconcile three time scales: in the short term, the economy; in the middle range, global well-being generally; and, in the long range, the environment."

There is a dilemma, to reconcile three time scales: in the short term, the economy; in the middle range, global well-being generally; and, in the long range, the environment.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "That's what Buddhism has been trying to unravel - the mechanism of happiness and suffering. It is a science of the mind."

That's what Buddhism has been trying to unravel - the mechanism of happiness and suffering. It is a science of the mind.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Neuroscience has proven that similar areas of the brain are activated both in the person who suffers and in the one who feels empathy. Thus empathic suffering is a true experience of suffering."

Neuroscience has proven that similar areas of the brain are activated both in the person who suffers and in the one who feels empathy. Thus empathic suffering is a true experience of suffering.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "I got really involved in science research and the science of meditation."

I got really involved in science research and the science of meditation.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "You should really stop worrying, develop the real wish to live and with a good motivation, [such as] "I have a better life and I can put that life at the benefit of others.""

You should really stop worrying, develop the real wish to live and with a good motivation, [such as] "I have a better life and I can put that life at the benefit of others."



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "What counts is not the enormity of the task, but the size of the courage."

What counts is not the enormity of the task, but the size of the courage.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Good and evil exist only in terms of the happiness or suffering they create in ourselves and others"

Good and evil exist only in terms of the happiness or suffering they create in ourselves and others



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "We cannot study everything at the same time."

We cannot study everything at the same time.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Meditation is about cultivating constructive emotions, like altruism, compassion."

Meditation is about cultivating constructive emotions, like altruism, compassion.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "It is in learning music that many youthful hearts learn to love."

It is in learning music that many youthful hearts learn to love.



Matthieu Ricard Quotes: "Changing your attitude has a curative effect... Maybe you can go directly to a change of mind, a change of attitude."

Changing your attitude has a curative effect... Maybe you can go directly to a change of mind, a change of attitude.