Firelight/Fearless and Free

These spoken words are from The Art of Happiness by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler M.D. Used by permission. Arranged by Laurie Childers

“Firelight” music by Laurie F.Childers (c) 2014

Am Am/F Am/D F4/Bb Em Dm Dm/Bb Dm/G Em7b9 A

D(omit 3) G/B A D C#m Bm A G A D A-A7 Bm A F#m C#m D E

"The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness." 

"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive." 


"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness." 

“No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is kindness.”


"World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion." 

"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves."


"If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding." 

"Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek." 


"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

The more you are motivated by Love, the more fearless & free your action will be." 


"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."