The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favorable. —Matthieu Ricard

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The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favorable.

MATTHIEU RICARD

Author, Buddhist monk

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