Sunday, 28 November 2010

Sean Stephenson meets the Dalai Lama

Sean Stephenson was expected to die at birth. He has faced an army of reasons to give up and countless opportunities to embrace pity. He suffered more than 200 bone fractures by age 18, reached a height of only 3 feet, and is permanently confined to a wheelchair. Despite his challenges, he took a stand for a quality of life that has inspired millions of people around the world, including Tony Robbins, Richard Branson, and President Clinton. Despite his physical disabilities, Sean is now a certified psychotherapist. He has written a best-selling book called, "Get off Your BUT: How to end self-sabotage and stand up for yourself" and is currently working on his PhD.

A Dharma sister shared the below clip, where Sean related his touching encounter with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It left me a little brimming with tears. Listen to Sean's experience when he met His Holiness, how great compassion transients religion, race and discrimination. This is one of the many personal encounters I have heard from people who first met His Holiness, the Living Compassion Buddha, who has touched them simply with his loving kindness and compassion. Sean is truly blessed.

The greatest achievement is selflessness.
The greatest worth is self-mastery.
The greatest quality is seeking to serve others.
The greatest precept is continual awareness.
The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything.
The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways.
The greatest magic is transmuting the passions.
The greatest generosity is non-attachment.
The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.
The greatest patience is humility.
The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.
The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.

- Atisha

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