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Salvelinus
2005-04-17, 16:11
This was sent to me by an old friend. Interesting advice for anyone. Some apply directly to backcountry travel, others to life in general. FWIW.

The Dali Lama's Message for Life:

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, donít lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three Rís: Respect for self, Respect for otherís and
Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a
wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Donít let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
7. When you realize youíve made a mistake, take immediate
steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open arms to change, but donít let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and
think back, youíll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for
your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the
current situation. Donít bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. Itís a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace youíve never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your
love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to
get it.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
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