Life is not about finding our limitations, it’s about finding our infinity.
As a human being, I’m concerned about the world that I live in. So, I’m concerned about peace. I’m concerned about man’s inhumanity to man. I’m concerned about the environment.
One thing that attracted me to Buddhism was the support for this larger vision of values.
I’ve been practising Buddhism for forty years, and that’s what has led me to this path of discovering my own humanity and recognizing the humanity in others.
Globalization means we have to re-examine some of our ideas, and look at ideas from other countries, from other cultures, and open ourselves to them. And that’s not comfortable for the average person.
You can practice to learn a technique, but I’m more interested in conceiving of something in the moment.
I hope to use dialogue and culture as a means of bringing people of various cultures together, and using that as a way to resolve conflict.
People always want to protect what’s really going on inside. They want to kind of make visible something that looks more pleasant than what may be happening inside of themselves.
Wisdom is the key to understanding the age, creating the time.
When I was in my early teens, I remember coming to the conclusion that your life never ends.
It’s not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz.
While knowledge may provide useful point of reference, it cannot become a force to guide the future.