Mere restraint… is insufficient to attain happiness… – Dalai Lama

Mere restraint may prevent us from grossly negative misdeeds, but it’s insufficient to attain the happiness characterized by inner peace.

In order to transform our habits and dispositions so that our actions are compassionate, it is necessary to develop what we might call an ethic of virtue. As well as restraining ourselves from negative thoughts and emotions, we need to cultivate and reinforce our positive qualities.

– Dalai Lama

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