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Today, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to PM Narendra Modi wishing him many happy returns of the day, praying for his continued good health and praising the age-old Indian practices of ahimsa and karuna. https://t.co/IX87HgXNih
I have no hesitation in supporting initiatives that help protect the environment. This is a question of survival because this beautiful blue planet is our only home. https://t.co/SPGh7DPZui
Honest concern for others is the key factor in improving our day to day lives. When you’re warm-hearted, there is no room for anger, jealousy or insecurity. A calm mind and self-confidence are the basis for happy and peaceful relations with each other.
HHDL tells the G7 climate crisis conference we should think of the the whole world as interdependent and of the entire 7 billion human beings as one human community. Global warming is very serious. Many people suffer. We must pay more attention. https://t.co/52jSpVnbq0
Children today are our hope for the future. Since global warming affects us all, must discuss taking care of our world at #LLSummit2020. Must also find ways to reduce the gap between rich & poor. Join us on 9 Sept and call for a #FairShare4Children — https://t.co/uhwWArN0tC
We all have troublesome emotions as well as the positive ones that bring us inner strength and tranquillity. It’s important for us to be aware of our potential and let this inspire our self-confidence. To look only at the negative side and feel hopeless, is, I think, a wrong view
HHDL offers condolences on the death of former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee and pays tribute to his many decades of dedicated public service — "We can rejoice that for 84 years he led a meaningful life." https://t.co/I5h3PuogRT
If we have a positive mental attitude, then even when surrounded by hostility, we’ll not lack inner peace. But if our attitude is negative, influenced by fear, suspicion, or helplessness, even when surrounded by our best friends, in comfortable surroundings, we won’t be happy.
Inner World, an album of mantras and teachings explaining how being affectionate, kind and making friends can be effective ways to create a happy atmosphere and bring about a better world is available at https://t.co/6kcMWpkFRw. https://t.co/bJWO7XOeUx
To me, all these features that differentiate us, like wealth, position, status, and so on, are secondary. I truly believe we can learn to relate to one another on the basis of our shared humanity. And if individuals can learn to do that, there’ll immediately be a basis for trust.
Education today tends to focus on material goals. We seek sensory gratification in music or good things to look at, taste and touch. We may enjoy watching a game of sport, but once it ends the joy is over. What we really need is happiness that is rooted in the power of the mind.
The real destroyer of our peace of mind isn’t an external weapon or enemy, but our own destructive emotions. Neither our friends nor even the Buddha provide an opportunity to practice patience in the way that a hostile person does. And in so doing, an enemy can become our teacher
Here and now in the 21st century, with the help of what scientists have learned about the brain, we need to learn how to achieve peace of mind. This is crucial, since world peace can only be built by individuals who are at peace with themselves.
We can’t remove external problems at will, but in terms of our inner world we can develop tolerance, forgiveness and contentment. If we have developed peace of mind, we can remain calm no matter what happens in the outside world.
I commend the state government and all those engaged in providing relief to people affected by this natural calamity. As a mark of solidarity with the people of Bihar, I have asked the Dalai Lama Trust to make a donation to the relief and rescue efforts. https://t.co/0eqKJp1JqB
As soon as I wake up in the morning, I remind myself that nothing exists as it appears. Then I think about sentient beings who want happiness, but experience suffering. I generate compassion for them, determined to help them as much as I can to eliminate their negative emotions.
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I take the opportunity to urge governments, organizations and individuals to rededicate themselves to making the achievement of peace the centerpiece of our lives. https://t.co/jQjSW8hS66
John Hume’s deep conviction in the power of dialogue and negotiations to resolve conflict was unwavering. It was his leadership and his faith in the power of negotiations that enabled the 1998 Good Friday Agreement to be reached — an example for us all. https://t.co/bPXcNndiSw
Young children are naturally honest, open and appreciate affection. Some scientists say that human beings are social animals with a natural concern for their own community. We see this among children. When they are young, they are naturally kind.
Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui’s contribution to Taiwan's democratic development was an exceptional achievement. The best tribute we can pay him is to remember his courage and determination and emulate his dedication to democracy. https://t.co/6eI3pjkZSg
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