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- Dalai Lama
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Compassion is the basis of courage and determination—qualities we require because suffering cannot be overcome immediately. We have to be realistic. We must seek out its causes and uproot them—something we human beings can do because we have intelligence and self-confidence.
HHDL's address at the Global Buddhist Summit in New Delhi, India on April 21, 2023. https://t.co/kubCjNvPai
I believe that if we make an effort to develop peace of mind within ourselves and cultivate a proper appreciation of the oneness of humanity, we can create a happier, more peaceful world. What we need is common sense—the positive use of intelligence—and warm-heartedness.
All 8 billion human beings alive today are brothers and sisters. We’re physically, mentally and emotionally the same. We all want to live a happy life and avoid suffering and we all have a right to fulfil that wish. So, it's important to acknowledge the oneness of humanity.
Wherever I go I consider whoever I meet to be another human being like me. We all want to live a happy life. We all respond to smiles, so wherever I go, I smile. Even when we don't share a language, we can communicate our friendship by smiling.
The source of a happy life is within us. Troublemakers in many parts of the world are often quite well-educated, so it is not just education that we need. What we need is to pay attention to inner values.
There are no natural boundaries between human beings on this earth, we are one family. At a time of increasing natural disasters, climate change and global warming affect all of us. We must learn to live together, to work together, and to share what we have together.
Human beings are social animals. What brings us together is love and affection—anger drives us apart. Just as we employ physical hygiene to protect our health, we must use ‘emotional hygiene’ to tackle our destructive emotions and achieve peace of mind.
I believe in altruism. No matter how capable a person may be, no one can survive alone. We depend on the community in which we live. By dedicating ourselves to the welfare of others, we actually bring about our own benefit.
If children only sharpen their brains at school, there’s no guarantee they won’t go on to make trouble. To balance their keen brains, they need a warm heart. The more compassionate they learn to be, the more useful members of society they’re likely to become.
It's important to recognize that if human conflicts are created by the misuse of human intelligence, we can also utilize our intelligence to find ways and means to overcome them. When human intelligence and human goodness are used together, all our actions become constructive.
The Dalai Lama Global Vision Summit 2023, a free online global event presented by Lions Roar and Tibet House US, will explore how we can navigate our increasingly uncertain world with compassion, goodness, and virtue on March 16-20, 2023. https://t.co/Ldt4jUPymB https://t.co/CbPZAbcBcY
Each of us must learn to work not just for his or her own self, family, or nation, but for the benefit of all humankind. Universal responsibility is the real key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace.
Compassion and love are not a luxury; they are essential to our existence. Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community. We must learn to work not just for our own self, family, or nation, but for the benefit of all humankind.
A meaningful life is not about material gain, power or fame; these are only of passing value. True meaning comes from an inner sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be based on a sense of caring and love for others.
We must strive to cultivate feelings of kindness, compassion, and love for others, viewing our fellow human beings as brothers and sisters, regardless of their race, nationality or religion. A warm heart can bring joy to our own lives and to the lives of those around us.
Compassion is a state of mind unable to bear the sufferings of others. If we all had more compassion, there would be greater peace in the world.
I offer my condolences to those families who have lost loved ones and pray for all those affected by the devastating earthquakes that have struck Turkey and Syria. https://t.co/EsTndNAMIA
It is important to be honest and truthful in all our dealings with others. A meaningful life is one that is based on moral integrity, honesty and truthfulness.x
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