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The Dalai Lama Interview


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The Dalai Lama has very insightful verses. The Tibetan leader speaks about a variety of topics such as love, compassion, peace, humanity, violence, and the environment.

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The Dalai Lama interview.
Tibet, may 2013

"How can there ever be peace... when we, ourselves, are not peaceable?"
"Is world peace possible?"

If we try to secure the well-being of others, we will, at the same time, create the conditions for our own.
So be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. Happiness comes through taming the mind; without taming the mind there is no way to be happy. When you generate a reasoned desire for others to be happy, your humanity increases in strength. The more contact we have with one another and the more we come to understand each other’s values, the greater will be our mutual respect. Enemies teach us inner strength, courage and determination. I feel that a sense of compassion is the most precious thing there is. The point of our existence is that, as human beings, we live purposeful, meaningful lives. Even a small experience of altruism brings a measure of mental peace right away. If you focus only on yourself and neglect others, you will lose; but you will gain if you value others as much as you cherish yourself.The practice of love can be expressed in one sentence: ‘Do not harm others’. We must work to resolve conflicts in a spirit of reconciliation and always keep others' interests in mind. Moral ethics are the basis of world peace.

We need an inarable combination of material and internal, or spiritual, progress.Love and compassion arising with a clear recognition of the importance and rights of others will reach even those who would do you harm. Put this question to yourself: should I use everyone else to attain happiness, or should I help others gain happiness ? You must not consider tolerance and patience to be signs of weakness. I consider them signs of strength. My own experience, and that of others, has shown me the degree to which positive mental attitudes bring happiness to oneself and others. A calm and peaceful mind is something very essential.The message of love and compassion will travel far and wide if all who follow a spiritual path work together in harmony and mutual respect.

When I speak about love and compassion, I don't do so as a Buddhist, or a Tibetan, or as the , but as one human being to another so always remember, an open heart is an open mind.To control negative physical and verbal actions, it is necessary to get at their root, the mind, and tame it. The purpose of our lives is to be happy so f we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them. We must generate courage equal to the size of the difficulties we face. The very purpose of spiritual practice is to help others to be happy. Taking a realistic view and cultivating a proper motivation can also shield you against feelings of fear and anxiety whether we like it or not, we're all connected, and it is unthinkable to be happy all by oneself. Love, compassion and concern for others are real sources of happiness. The practice of cultivating altruism has a beneficial effect not only from a religious point of view but also from a mundane point of view. We are all part of the human community so compassion is a deep desire to see others relieved of suffering; love is the other facet, a strong wish to see others happy. Think clear, we all have the right to lead happy lives. Being motivated by compassion and love, respecting the rights of others – this is the real practice of religion.

Dalai Lama interview Tibet 2013


"Why do people need  religion?

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. Anger cannot be overcome by anger. In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. If a person shows anger to you, and you show anger in return, the result is a disaster.Without a sense of equanimity, unbiased love and compassion cannot even get started. Without inner peace, without inner calm, it is difficult to find lasting peace. Today, when we face problems or disagreements, we have to arrive at solutions through dialogue. If we want spiritual development, the practice of patience is essential.When you have moistened your mind with love, you can begin to meditate on compassion. If you treat people as brothers or sisters, they respond accordingly. Everyone can understand from natural experience and common sense that affection is crucial from the day of birth; it is the basis of life. Non violence is a sign of strength; violence is a sign of desperation and weakness. We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis. Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. My religion is kindness so remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection. We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. Be kind whenever possible and it is always possible.

Taking care of our neighbors’ interests is essentially taking care of our own future.Wonderful spiritual qualities, such as unbounded love and compassion, are present as potentials in all our minds.Friends, genuine friends, have much more to do with whether we have a warm heart, not money or power.We have the ability and the responsibility to choose whether our actions follow a virtuous path or not. Religion have become synonymous with deep philosophical issues, but it is love and compassion that lie at the heart of religion. By extending our ordinary feelings of love and concern beyond their usual biased limits, love is freed from the restrictions of attachment.We should value our enemies because they provide us with unique opportunities to practice patience, tolerance and forbearance.

"what is most important in life?"

The most important thing is to love and have a sense of responsibility, commitment, and concern for each of our fellow human beings. The world's major religious traditions all give the development of compassion a key role. When we wish to help others and try to do so, our attitude is more positive and relationships become easier.To arrive at certainty, you need to start from a skeptical posture. The best scientists are impartial, not swayed by their own beliefs.Only through kindness and love can peace of mind be achieved.The quality of altruism is fundamental, in my opinion, and will fill our daily lives with serenity and happiness.The aim of spiritual practice is to become the friend of all beings, concerned about them and ready and able to help them.All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

Dalai Lama qoutes in msterdm 2012g

"How can we overcome times of crise"

If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry. If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others. It is always possible to give and share, happiness is not something ready made, It comes from your own actions. find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest and do not judge the universe. If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them. Governments and politicians are spoiled and almost all the same, they are not kind to the people and take more and more. Who does earn a fortune and doesnt share is no good. Wise men listen to the people and help wherever it is possible by sharing the wealth with kidness.

Whether we like it or not, we're all connected, and it is unthinkable to be happy all by oneself.Love, compassion and concern for others are real sources of happiness. The practice of cultivating altruism has a beneficial effect not only from a eligious point of view but also from a mundane point of view.We are all part of the human community.Compassion is a deep desire to see others relieved of suffering; love is the other facet, a strong wish to see others happy.We all have the right to lead happy lives.Being motivated by compassion and love, respecting the rights of others – this is the real practice of religion. Anger cannot be overcome by anger.If a person shows anger to you, and you show anger in return, the result is a disaster. Without a sense of equanimity, unbiased love and compassion cannot even get started.Today, when we face problems or disagreements, we have to arrive at solutions through dialogue.

If we want spiritual development, the practice of patience is essential.When you have moistened your mind with love, you can begin to meditate on compassion and If you treat people as brothers or sisters, they respond accordingly so Without inner peace, without inner calm, it is difficult to find lasting peace.

Everyone can understand from natural experience and common sense that affection is crucial from the day of birth; it is the basis of life. Non violence is a sign of strength; violence is a sign of desperation and weakness. Taking care of our neighbors’ interests is essentially taking care of our own future.Wonderful spiritual qualities, such as unbounded love and compassion, are present as potentials in all our minds. Never forget, an open heart is an open mind and friends, genuine friends, have much more to do with whether we have a warm heart, not money or power.

We all have the ability and the responsibility to choose whether our actions follow a virtuous path or not.Religion have become synonymous with deep philosophical issues, but it is love and compassion that lie at the heart of religion. If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy,practice compassion.

"Is religion essential ?"

The best religion is "kindness". It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them. It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive and I tell you: My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives it is important to make life meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day. The quality of altruism is fundamental, in my opinion, and will fill our daily lives with serenity and happiness.Whatever steps, however small, one can take towards learning to reduce the influence of the negative emotions can be very helpful.We need to consider how our actions, in affecting the environment, are likely to affect others.If we develop a good heart, real appreciation, love and compassion for others, our life will improve.Meet hostility and suspicion with kindness. Helping others out of love is always the best option. It seems wrong to think kindness is exclusively the business of religion; something to be neglected if one isn’t interested in spirituality.The world's major religious traditions all give the development of compassion a key role. If you use violence, you get temporary satisfaction. But the nature of violence is unpredictable – it gives rise to unexpected results. All good qualities must be sown and cultivated. We can’t expect to change overnight from an ordinary person into one with high realizations. The prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them. Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.

How often do you visit temples?

I have no need for temples at all, no need for complicated philosophies, no need for greed. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. This is my simple religion. The point of our existence is that, as human beings, we live purposeful, meaningful lives. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life. We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection. We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion. With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world. If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day. Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent. The point of our existence is that, as human beings, we live purposeful, meaningful lives. The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis. My heart and my brains are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion. With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.

"Which values are important?"

Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity. That the happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity. Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another. As people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our sponsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it, to conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle and there is a saying in Tibetan: Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength, no matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.

Creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world. A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise man´s wisdom even if he associates with a sage. In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. Happiness comes through taming the mind; without taming the mind there is no way to be happy. When you generate a reasoned desire for others to be happy, your humanity increases in strength. The more contact we have with one another and the more we come to understand each other’s values, the greater will be our mutual respect.

"How can we forgive?"

Enemies teach us inner strength, courage and determination. I feel that a sense of compassion is the most precious thing there is. The point is that, as human beings, we live purposeful, meaningful lives. Even a small experience of altruism brings mental peace right away so if you focus only on yourself and neglect others, you will always lose; but you will gain if you value others as much as you cherish yourself. The practice of love can be expressed in one sentence: ‘Do not harm others’.

The point of our existence is that, as human beings, we live purposeful, meaningful lives. We must work to resolve conflicts in a spirit of reconciliation and always keep others' interests in mind. Moral ethics are the basis of world peace. We need an inarable combination of material and internal, or spiritual, progress. Love and compassion arising with a clear recognition of the importance and rights of others will reach even those who would do you harm.

Dalai Lama Afbeelding interview Tibet mei 2013

Put this question to yourself: should I use everyone else to attain happiness, or should I help others gain happiness? You must not consider tolerance and patience to be signs of weakness. I consider them signs of strength. My own experience, and that of others, has shown me the degree to which positive mental attitudes bring happiness to oneself and others.A calm and peaceful mind is something very essential.The message of love and compassion will travel far and wide if all who follow a spiritual path work together in harmony and mutual respect.If we try to secure the well-being of others, we will, at the same time, create the conditions for our own. The quality of altruism is fundamental, in my opinion, and will fill our daily lives with serenity and happiness.Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking?

If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.Whatever steps, however small, one can take towards learning to reduce the influence of the negative emotions can be very helpful so we need to consider how our actions, in affecting the environment, are likely to affect others and therefore we need to develop a good heart, real appreciation, love and compassion for others to improve. Meet hostility and suspicion with kindness.

Helping others out of love is always the best option. It seems wrong to think indness is exclusively the business of religion; something to be neglected if one isn’t interested in spirituality. The world's major religious traditions all give the development of compassion a key role.

We're all connected, and it is unthinkable to be happy all by oneself, so If you use violence, you get temporary satisfaction but the nature of violence is unpredictable – it gives rise to unexpected results. All good qualities must be sown and cultivated because we can’t expect to change overnight from an ordinary person into one with high realizations. To control negative physical and verbal actions, it is necessary to get at their root, the mind, and tame it.

We must generate courage equal to the size of the difficulties we face. The very purpose of spiritual practice is to help whether we like it or not, we're all connected, and it is unthinkable to be happy all by oneself.

How to learn to be happy?


Love, compassion and concern for others are real sources of happiness. We all have the right to lead happy lives. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible, happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them. If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher from this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.

What is the meaning of life?

The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day. The practice of cultivating altruism has a beneficial effect not only from a religious point of view but also from a mundane point of view, We are all part of the human community. Compassion is a deep desire to see others relieved of suffering; love is the other facet, a strong wish to see others happy. We all have the right to lead happy lives. Being motivated by compassion and love, respecting the rights of others – this is the real practice of religion. Anger cannot be overcome by anger.

If a person shows anger to you, and you show anger in return, the result is a disaster. Without a sense of equanimity, unbiased love and compassion cannot even get started. Today, when we face problems or disagreements, we have to arrive at solutions through dialogue. If we want spiritual development, the practice of patience is essential. When you have moistened your mind with love, you can begin to meditate on compassion. If you treat people as brothers or sisters, they respond accordingly. Without inner peace, without inner calm, it is difficult to find lasting peace. Everyone can understand from natural experience and common sense that affection is crucial from the day of birth; it is the basis of life.

"How to practize?

"The aim of spiritual practice is to become the friend of all beings". Wonderful spiritual qualities, such as unbounded love and compassion, are present as potentials in all our minds. An open heart is an open mind, friends, genuine friends, have much more to do with whether we have a warm heart, not money or power as we have the ability and the responsibility to choose whether our actions follow a virtuous path or not. Religion have become synonymous with deep philosophical issues, but it is love and compassion that lie at the heart of religion. By extending our ordinary feelings of love and concern beyond their usual biased limits, love is freed from the restrictions of attachment.We should value our enemies because they provide us with unique opportunities to practice patience, tolerance and forbearance. The most important thing is to have a sense of responsibility, commitment, and concern for each of our fellow human beings.

The world's major religious traditions all give the development of compassion a key role.When we wish to help others and try to do so, our attitude is more positive and relationships become easier.

To arrive at certainty, you need to start from a skeptical posture. The best scientists are impartial, not swayed by their own beliefs. Only through kindness and love can peace of mind be achieved. The quality of altruism is fundamental, in my opinion, and will fill our daily lives with serenity and happiness. The aim of spiritual practice is to become the friend of all beings, concerned about them and ready and able to help them.

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent. The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness and the ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis. There is no need for temples, no need for philosophies, own brain, our own heart is our temple; our philosophy is kindness. We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion. With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.

Dalai Lama Afbeelding

Believe in yourself, be kind, be happy, emphasis on the fact you need to believe in yourself and in your abilities to achieve anything in life. Believing in yourself is the key to almost everything you will start. Love and compassion arising with a clear recognition of the importance and rights of others will reach even those who would do you harm.Most of us already forget common things like like cooking, driving a car or taking a class in University. Think about the process to reach your goals and that is to be free without religion. Planning ahead is important, especially when you are trying to reach a specific goal. Be kind and visualize each of the steps needed to reach your goals. Imagine yourself doing these steps, living each instant of them. If you want others to be happy, practice kindness and compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

We must work to resolve conflicts in a spirit of reconciliation and always keep others' interests in mind.Moral ethics are the basis of world peace. We need an inarable combination of material and internal, or spiritual, progress. Love and compassion arising with a clear recognition of the importance and rights of others will reach even those who would do you harm so put this question to yourself: should I use everyone else to attain happiness, or should I help others gain happiness?

Consider tolerance and patience to be signs of weakness. I consider them signs of strength. My own experience, and that of others, has shown me the degree to which positive mental attitudes bring happiness to oneself and others. A calm and peaceful mind is something very essential as the message of love and compassion travels far and wide if all who follow a spiritual path work together in harmony and mutual respect.Try to secure the well-being of others, we will, at the same time, create the conditions for our own. The quality of altruism is fundamental, in my opinion, and will fill our daily lives with serenity and happiness.Whatever steps, however small, one can take towards learning to reduce the influence of the negative emotions can be very helpful. We need to consider how our actions, in affecting the environment, are likely to affect others. If we develop a good heart, real appreciation, love and compassion for others, our life will improve.Meet hostility and suspicion with kindness. Helping others out of love is always the best option. It seems wrong to think kindness is exclusively the business of religion; something to be neglected if one isn’t interested in spirituality. If you use violence, you get temporary satisfaction. But the nature of violence is unpredictable – it gives rise to unexpected results

All good qualities must be sown and cultivated. We can’t expect to change overnight from an ordinary person into one with high realizations.To control negative physical and verbal actions, it is necessary to get at their root, the mind, and tame it. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them. We must generate courage equal to the size of the difficulties we face and try te be kind always. The very purpose of spiritual practice is to help others. Taking a realistic view and cultivating a proper motivation can also shield you against feelings of fear and anxiety.

We must generate courage equal to the size of the difficulties we face. The very purpose of spiritual practice is to help whether we like it or not, we're all connected, and it is unthinkable to be happy all by oneself.In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher from this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.

Without them humanity cannot survive. Practize kindness, This is a very easy way to plan ahead, it also helps you not forget anything along the way. When the time arrives and you practize compassion you will get a “déjà vue” and this comes from the fact you already imagined it. The prime purpose in life is to help others and be kind.When you sleep your brain does know the difference between religion and kapitalism? This explains why your dreams can feel so true. It also explains why a nightmare can feel so real and people suffer from crise and stress. Once we understand this concept you can see all the advantages of meitating properly. Strive, meditate and always stay positive and happy. Your goals won’t happen overnight, they also won’t happen without work. You will have to overcome many obstacles before you reach your desired goal. Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong.

Be kind to yourself and do not deceive yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? There are always people who will work against you (if it’s not yourself doing so) or technical hurdles you will need to overcome. All good qualities must be sown and cultivated because we can’t expect to change overnight from an ordinary person into one with high realizations. NEVER discourage yourself, always stay positive and focus on being a problem solver. Keep pushing and never discourage yourself even when you think everything is lost. No one has ever achieved anything without past failures or setbacks, try to stay positive. Get backup, use your contacts and talk to people. Don’t be shy to talk to people about your new goals and how you plan to achieve them. Other people’s insight can be very important and can help skip a few steps so be kind, you can use other peoples experiences to learn quicker and get by some of the steps. In this example they are your tools) Getting help and helping, is not only smart and quicker it will also show your friends and family and the whole world that you want to learn and achieve your goals .Our prime purpose in this life is to make peace and help others.

By extending our ordinary feelings of love and concern beyond their usual biased limits, love is freed from the restrictions of attachment.We should value our enemies because they provide us with unique opportunities to practice patience, tolerance and forbearance. When I speak about love and compassion, I don't do so as a Buddhist, or a Tibetan, or as the , but as one human being to another. The most important thing is to have a sense of commitment, and concern for each of our fellow human beings. When we wish to help others and try to do so, our attitude is more positive and relationships become easier. To arrive at certainty, you need to start from a skeptical posture. The best scientists are impartial, not swayed by their own beliefs. Only through kindness and love can peace of mind be achieved. Aim spiritual practice and become friend of all beings and concern about them and always be ready and able to help. Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe so if you can, help others, that is good as It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives.

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.The purpose of our lives is to be happy.The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life. We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection. We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion. With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.

Remember!  that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.Happiness comes through taming the mind; without taming the mind there is no way to be happy. When you generate a reasoned desire for others to be happy, your humanity increases in strength. The more contact we have with one another and the more we come to understand each other’s values, the greater will be our mutual respect.Enemies teach us inner strength, courage and determination. I feel that a sense of compassion is the most precious thing there is. The point of our existence is that, as human beings, we live purposeful, meaningful lives.Even a small experience of altruism brings a measure of mental peace right away. If you focus only on yourself and neglect others, you will lose; but you will gain if you value others as much as you cherish yourself. The practice of love can be expressed in one sentence: ‘Be kind, help eacother and never do not harm others’.

 Dalai Lama
 

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