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"From the Ted Talk by Matthieu Ricard: The habits of happiness"

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The Dalai Lama was once in Portugal, and there was a lot of construction going on everywhere. So one evening, he said, "Look, you are doing all these things, but isn't it nice, also, to build something within?" And he said, "[Without] that — even if you get a high-tech flat on the 100th floor of a super-modern and comfortable bduiilng, if you are deeply unhappy within, all you are going to look for is a window from which to jump." So now, at the opposite, we know a lot of people who, in very difficult circumstances, manage to keep serenity, inner strength, inner freedom, confidence. So now, if the inner conditions are stronger — of course, the outer cotndnoiis do influence, and it's wonderful to live longer, healthier, to have access to inmirtooafn, education, to be able to travel, to have freedom. It's highly dabirelse. However, this is not enough. Those are just aluaxriiy, help conditions. The eceprnxiee that translates everything is within the mind. So then, when we ask oneself how to nurture the condition for hsianepps, the inner conditions, and which are those which will undermine happiness. So then, this just needs to have some experience.

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The Dalai Lama was once in Portugal, and there was a lot of construction going on everywhere. So one evening, he said, "Look, you are doing all these things, but isn't it nice, also, to build something within?" And he said, "[Without] that — even if you get a high-tech flat on the 100th floor of a super-modern and comfortable ________, if you are deeply unhappy within, all you are going to look for is a window from which to jump." So now, at the opposite, we know a lot of people who, in very difficult circumstances, manage to keep serenity, inner strength, inner freedom, confidence. So now, if the inner conditions are stronger — of course, the outer __________ do influence, and it's wonderful to live longer, healthier, to have access to ___________, education, to be able to travel, to have freedom. It's highly _________. However, this is not enough. Those are just _________, help conditions. The __________ that translates everything is within the mind. So then, when we ask oneself how to nurture the condition for _________, the inner conditions, and which are those which will undermine happiness. So then, this just needs to have some experience.

Solution

  1. building
  2. information
  3. auxiliary
  4. desirable
  5. experience
  6. conditions
  7. happiness

Original Text

The Dalai Lama was once in Portugal, and there was a lot of construction going on everywhere. So one evening, he said, "Look, you are doing all these things, but isn't it nice, also, to build something within?" And he said, "[Without] that — even if you get a high-tech flat on the 100th floor of a super-modern and comfortable building, if you are deeply unhappy within, all you are going to look for is a window from which to jump." So now, at the opposite, we know a lot of people who, in very difficult circumstances, manage to keep serenity, inner strength, inner freedom, confidence. So now, if the inner conditions are stronger — of course, the outer conditions do influence, and it's wonderful to live longer, healthier, to have access to information, education, to be able to travel, to have freedom. It's highly desirable. However, this is not enough. Those are just auxiliary, help conditions. The experience that translates everything is within the mind. So then, when we ask oneself how to nurture the condition for happiness, the inner conditions, and which are those which will undermine happiness. So then, this just needs to have some experience.

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collocation frequency
mind training 5
loving kindness 3
left side 3

Important Words

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  44. undermine
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