True peace cannot be achieved by force or by merely invoking the word “peace.” It can only be attained by training the mind and learning to cultivate inner peace. Peace is a calm and gentle state of mind.
from the book The Future Is Now: Timely Advice for Creating a Better World
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Further quotes from the book The Future Is Now:
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- Use your brain
- Using discernment
- Be your own guide
- Just for the fun of it
- Aspire to great things
- The benefits of dharma
- Living harmoniously with others