Henepola Gunaratana — Sri Lankan Clergyman born on December 07, 1927,

Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is a Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist monk. He is often affectionately known as Bhante G... (wikipedia)

When you have learned compassion for yourself, compassion for others is automatic.
Mindfulness helps us freeze the frame so that we can become aware of our sensations and experiences as they are, without the distorting coloration of socially conditioned responses or habitual reactions.
The purpose of meditation is personal transformation.
Peace is not a thought, not a concept; it is a nonverbal experience.
By silencing the mind, we can experience real peace. As long as various kinds of thoughts agitate the brain, we don't experience 100 percent peace.