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- Dalai Lama
- Dalai Lama
We can learn how to cultivate peace of mind. Then, we can apply our intelligence to extend a compassionate attitude on an individual, family, community and global level. It’s our nature to be compassionate, so education can teach us to appreciate that we’re brothers and sisters.
My dedication is to serve the 7 billion human beings on this planet and the other creatures with whom we share it. If you can, help and serve others, but if you can’t at least don’t harm them; then in the end you will feel no regret.
A farmer takes care of his land not out some sentimental affection for the soil, but because his livelihood depends on it. We, likewise, have to look after the community we live in. Having a sense of universal responsibility is not only relevant, it brings satisfaction.
Just as we teach children to observe physical hygiene for its benefits to our health, we need to teach them to cultivate emotional hygiene. They need to learn how to tackle their destructive emotions and achieve peace of mind.
The aim of education should be to train happy individuals who make up a peaceful society. It requires warm-heartedness and taking a broad-minded, holistic and far-sighted approach that enables people to cope, whatever happens. It entails focussing on the good of the community.
Speaking for myself, I have no hesitation in supporting initiatives that are related to protecting the environment because threats to our environment are a question of our survival. #OurOnlyHome Now Available https://t.co/nUILZvzd23 https://t.co/3jmxNuZpeX
New Release - “Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics, Vol. 2: The Mind”. Conceived and introduced by the Dalai Lama, “The Mind” explores the Buddhist view of consciousness, how it works and how it is transformed, put into context for the modern reader. https://t.co/kolPqpPE53
When you think about the difficulties you face in your life, think about all the other people who have a similar experience of suffering. We need a keen sense of the oneness of humanity, remembering what we have in common with everyone else. #WorldKindnessDay #BookofJoy https://t.co/TvnBNd8cAE
I’m just a simple Buddhist monk but I’m trying to help others lead a happy life, to learn to appreciate what a difference it makes to find peace of mind. That’s my dream. One of my main practices is the cultivation of altruism — it’s what I think about the moment I wake up.
I’d like to offer my hearty congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as the next President of the United States of America. Humanity places great hope in the democratic vision of the U.S. as leader of the free world. https://t.co/axL0ko3ff8
Ask children whether they prefer smiling faces or stern ones. Obviously, the way to bring about harmony and friendship is to smile. We need to cultivate such childlike attributes that are the basis of human values and remember that we are the same and have to live together.
We are truly brothers and sisters. We all face the same kind of problems and we all have the ability to overcome them. That means putting our human brains to good use, combined with a strong sense of warm-heartedness.
Like anything else, life has a beginning and in due course must end. In between those two events the important goal should be to live meaningfully, not to create trouble for others. If we can do that, when the end comes, we can go feeling at peace.
As an avowed campaigner for the elimination of all nuclear weapons, I welcome the fact that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has now been ratified by fifty countries and will come into force from January next year. https://t.co/wlxji7VM4f
To achieve peace of mind it’s important to have patience and it’s people who are hostile and antagonistic rather than our friends who teach us patience. It’s not difficult to make your friends smile, but bringing a smile to your enemy’s face is a real achievement.
Wherever you live, try to create a happy community. I pray that every human being, indeed every sentient being, should be happy. So, if you come across individuals facing problems, help them. Share their problems and try to bring them peace of mind.
If we want to see a more peaceful world, we have to learn to collaborate. Young people shouldn’t follow previous patterns of behaviour. New conditions, like our interdependent, globalised world, require new ideas. Dividing people into ‘us’ and ‘them’ is out of date.
HHDL offers us an incredible example of how to flourish in enormous adversity, with tenacity, ethical conviction and courage. Learn how this perspective can help us rediscover a sense of purpose, community and hope Oct 22-27 Dalai Lama Global Vision Summit https://t.co/DfrWxUHE9J https://t.co/hcp2rbcfse
I congratulate Jacinda Ardern on her party's resounding victory in the New Zealand general election. I admire the courage, wisdom and leadership, as well as the calm, compassion and respect for others, she has shown in these challenging times. https://t.co/J5dN0Gldk2
Ideas may start with a single individual, but they grow as they are taken up by humanity at large. Young people can make a definite contribution to peace in the world.
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