Money doesn’t bring inner peace

Money  and power do not bring inner peace

Money and power are not bring you true happiness and inner peace. If you would like to develop calm mind you should know what is the cause of a calm mind and compassionate mind. Power and money do not develop your compassion.

The Dalai Lama has expressed that happiness comes from inner peace however money doesn’t bring true happiness. (“Dalai Lama renaissance”)  I agree with this statement. Happiness comes from inner peace; its means the mind should not stress and worry. When your mind is very clear and calm then you feel true happiness and peace. The most compassionate people are the happiest people in the world. For example, the Dalai Lama is a happiest person because he has developed unbiased compassion. The Dalai Lama said his personal experience of practicing love and compassion has brought him inner peace. The Dalai Lama is very famous in the world but he lives a very simple life.

Money does not bring real happiness, if money brought real happiness then the millionaires would be the happiest people in the world, but they are not. (“His Holiness the Dalai lama Our Future – Who is Responsible?”). People who have more money, worry more and have more anxiety because the more you have, the more you have to lose.  You seek many ways to protect what you have and this involves a lot of energy. At the end of the day you should reflect how your day has been every day and reflect if you are happy or not? You might find that you feel stressed and exhausted. This gives you the indication of what is real happiness. You might realise that money doesn’t bring happiness.

Power does not bring true happiness either. If power brings happiness, then the world leaders would be the happiest people in the world but they are not the happiest people in the world. These powerful people’s minds are not calm; they are full of anger, jealousy and greed. They might worry about losing power and might worry about losing their reputation.  The simple people are the most happy and peaceful people. Mahatma Gandhi and the Dalai Lama are the peaceful people and they aspired for peace in the modern world.

True happiness must come from your warm heart. Warm heart means a compassionate heart. The Dalai Lama stated that compassion is the key developing happiness. Whether compassion gives happiness to others or not is questionable, but compassion brings full happiness for the individual.


“his Holiness the Dalai lama our future – who is responsible?.” Web. 10 Sep 2010.

“Dalai Lama renaissance.” Web. 10 Sep 2010.

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Dick Smith’s Population Puzzle


I watched a documentary on ABC called “Dick Smith’s population puzzle” about population growth and its impact on climate change.  There were two points that Dick Smith expressed that appealed to me. Smith said that world population growth was one of the major factors that causes global warming.  According to scientists, every single human being produces carbon emissions on the planet. The difference is only in the quantity of the carbon emissions.  Some Individual’s Carbon Footprint (CF) is higher and some people’s CF is lower but they all still produce CF. The growth of the world’s population increases the CF. and is therefore a serious issue for climate change.  We need to reduce the population on a national level and on an international level.

Smith said that Australia needs to stabilise its population. With migration, Dick Smith asserts that Australia doesn’t need skilled migration but Australia could increase it’s humanitarian migration and this would keep Australia’s population stable. He argues that if Australia continues to take more skilled migration it will create more problems on the other side of the world. Many third world countries have being losing their skilled workers because they are attracted to working in Australia because of higher pay. In Australia, there are high numbers of Indian Doctors and engineers. India needs those skilled workers more than Australia needs them. India is developing nation and the qualified workers are important to develop the economy of the nation. Those skilled migrants received the education opportunities in their original country and that opportunity was given to them by their people and their government. I would suggest they should work for their original country. I see this as being their moral responsibility.

Another issue caused by skilled migration is that it creates unemployment in Australia.  It is hard to get job in any field because skilled migrants perform better then average Australian, therefore employers likely to employ skilled workers.

Works Cited

“Documentary” Dick smith’s population Puzzle. Sydney: ABC1, 2010. Television.

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Same same but different

Same same but different

Over the past three months of the election campaign we haven’t seen any big differences between Abbott and Gillard’s policies on major issues. What is difference between the two major parties on the issue of refugees?  They both propose same policy which is the old Howard government policy on refugees. Gillard’s government is proposing a refugee processing centre in neighbourhood countries, which is exactly the same as John Howard’s government policy in the previous year therefore it is move backward on refugee issues.

Kevin Rudd made a clear distinction between his immigration policy and the Howard immigration policy.  It was one of reason why Kevin Rudd won the 2007 election. Australian people did saw the different policies and the people voted accordingly.  Now the Gillard government is saying they are moving forward, but on the policy issue they are moving backward.  It may disappoint many labour voters and It is certainly disappoints me as a voter.

Yes, she is first female prime minister As a person I would vote for Gillard but Gillard refugee policy is not the policy I am looking on new government.  The refugee policy is may be a reason for many labour voters turn away and expressed they will vote for the Greens.

Many voters are voting for the greens because  they are looking for an alternative to the two major parties but they are not much different therefore the other alternative is the Greens.  The green won’t win the majority but they will have strong influence in the both houses.  The greens have became the third big party in the political field and are emerging political power.  It is the time for greens, because the world is changing toward prioritising the green issues.  For example, fifty years ago the liberal party was only the big party and one of the most popular party in this country and the labour party was not very powerful and it was unpopular party but now the labour party has   became one of the big party therefore it is possible that the same will occur with the greens. It is the time for greens to pick some extra votes. The Greens are offering something different to the two major parties, therefore they have a strong chance in being successful in this election.  For Example, Barack Obama won the president election in 2008 because he was different and he made it clear to the American people that his policies were different from Bush and John McCain.

Gillard and Abbott have no differences in major policies, therefore the best option for Australian people are the greens.  The green is different and difference will win the election.

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The youngest political prisoner in the world

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima when he was six years old.

In 1995, The Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people searched the reincarnation of the eleventh Panchen Lama in the traditional way. There were many people involved in this search including Chadrel  Rinpoche, a well respected Lama in Tibet.  He was the head of the Tashilumpo monastery after the tenth Panchen Lama passed away.  After an extensive search they finally found the eleventh Panchen Lama.  On May 14th in 1995 the Dalai Lama told the world that Gedhun Checkyi Nyima was indeed the 11th reincarnation of the Panchen Lama. Gedhun choekyi Nyima was a six year old.

Shortly after the Dalai Lama’s announcement Gedhun Choekyi Nyima  and his family and Chadrel Rinpochen simply disappeared.  Since then no one has seen Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his family.  If his is alive, he is now 21 years old.

According Garnaut (6), Recently the Deputy Head of the Communisty party and Executive Vice Chairman of the Tibetan Autonomous region stated that Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his family are alive and good condition.  The fact Gedhun Chockyi Nyima and his family and Rinpochen have been missing for 15 years is shocking. He is the world youngest political prisoner in the world.


  1. John Garnaut. “In Search of the Real Panchen Lama.” Sydney Morning Herald2010: 6. Web.
  2. “Tibet: Panchen Lama.” Far Eastern Economic Review 143.6 (1989): 12. Web.
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