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- Dalai Lama
- Dalai Lama
In the past, our nations were more or less independent of each other. People lived in villages that were self-sufficient. So, the words 'we' and 'us' referred to a small circle of people. Today, the reality is different we are all brothers and sisters and we have to live together
Various emotions are part of our mind and part of our life. Jealousy that amounts to competitiveness can stimulate us to achieve more—then it’s good. When the result is that we try to harm others to beat them, it’s to be avoided.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama's message for Vesak, the Buddhist celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death on May 16, 2022. https://t.co/rUGFqvzYB1
We have to remember that each and every one of us is part of humanity. We must be determined to achieve positive change, but also to take a long view of what needs to be done. What is important is not to become demoralized. Optimism leads to success; pessimism leads to defeat.
For most of us, our mother is our first teacher. My mother first showed me compassion and one of the things about her was that she always presented a kind face. As human beings, our lives begin in the shelter of our mother's care and affection, without which we would not survive.
I believe that human nature is fundamentally gentle and compassionate, but it is not enough that this is our underlying nature; we must also develop an appreciation and awareness of that fact, which can have a very real impact on how we conduct our daily lives.
Warm-heartedness is not blind when it is combined with intelligence. We view behaviour as harsh or gentle largely on the basis of appearances, but the real distinction depends on the motivation with which it is done.
We must continually consider the oneness of humanity, remembering that we all want to be happy. And indeed, everyone has a right to a happy life. We may face problems, but we must not lose hope. We must keep up our determination without being impatient to achieve quick results.
HHDL's Message for Earth Day 2022 https://t.co/5Ux2b9JweP
A young girl asking HHDL if he ever gets angry during his meeting with friends from around the world at his residence in Dharamsala, HP, India on April 11, 2022. https://t.co/xWPwtOkc0A
My favorite prayer says: "For as long as space endures, And for as long as living beings remain, Until then may I too abide, To dispel the misery of the world." And, in trying to fulfill that aspiration, I feel my life has been of some benefit.
The real source of peace of mind is love and compassion; not the love we feel for those who are close and already affectionate towards us, but an unlimited sense of altruism, a love that can be extended to all beings, including your enemy, which only human beings are capable of.
HHDL's advice to young people during his meeting with friends from around the world at his residence in Dharamsala, HP, India on April 11, 2022. https://t.co/Hgv7IRUzHq
HHDL taking part in a group photo with participants of the 25th Shoton Festival and Middle Way Approach Conference at the conclusion of their meeting in the courtyard of the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, HP, India on April 7, 2022. Photo by Tenzin Choejor https://t.co/UJeoJMkGKg
That the air we breathe, the water we drink, the forests and oceans which sustain countless life forms, and the climatic patterns that govern our weather systems all transcend national boundaries is a source of hope — no country can afford not to take action in this context.
The fact that inner peace is the principal characteristic of happiness, explains the paradox that while we can all think of people who remain dissatisfied, despite having every material advantage, there are others who remain happy, despite the most difficult circumstances
Warm-heartedness leads to a healthy mind. Peace of mind allows us to sleep soundly. I’m not talking about the benefits of the next life or of finding God, but of being a peaceful person with a calm mind and a warm heart here and now.
Giving is recognized as a virtue in every major religion and in every civilized society, and it clearly benefits both the giver and the receiver. The one who receives is relieved from the pangs of want. The one who gives can take comfort from the joy their gift brings to others.
Never Forget Tibet: The Dalai Lama’s Untold Story - Premiere March 31. This documentary explores one of the most significant moments in 20th Century history, his escape into exile from occupied Tibet in 1959 told in his own words for the first time on film https://t.co/kbpu7N9oby
Compassion is to have a sense of concern for others and the community. Look at today's world—we are interdependent. We can't think only of my nation's interests. We have to take the whole world into account. Let us live happily together, helping each other rather than fighting.
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