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Dalai Lama
It’s not just money we need to lead a happy life; more important is to find inner peace.
Compassion indicates strength, while anger is a sign of weakness and forgiveness is about not giving in to anger or thoughts of revenge.
If we want to improve humanity, we have to start with individuals.
Tackling destructive emotions like anger and hatred entails developing constructive emotions like love and compassion.
Our intelligence needs to be guided by warm-heartedness.
Live webcast: HHDL with Nobel Laureates in Dharamsala, India starting at 9:30am IST on October 2nd. dalailama.com/live-nobel
If you’re angry and resentful it’s like being part of a chain reaction; forgiveness puts a stop to anger, ill-will and a desire for revenge.
It is evident that to help others rather than harming them, treating them with love and compassion leads to lasting trust and friendship.
The idea of one side suffering defeat while the other side triumphs is out of date. Instead we have to develop dialogue.
Live Webcasts: HHDL convenes "A Meeting of Diverse Spiritual Traditions in India" Sept 20-21 from New Delhi, India. dalailama.com/live-interfaith
In order to derive the maximum benefit the wise thing is take care of others.
Developing an attitude more concerned with others reduces fear and fosters friendship.
When we have an altruistic motivation, all our actions become constructive.
We need cooperation based on trust and self-confidence to create an open, compassionate, harmonious society.
There needs to be a systematic approach to introducing inner values, a warm-hearted concern for all human beings, into education.
Compassion is a source of happiness, while self-centerdness can lead ultimately to violence.
HHDL thanking the crowd at celebrations honoring his 79th birthday at the 33rd Kalachakra in Ladakh, India on July 6 pic.twitter.com/2zyBX0bc6S
Live Webcasts: HHDL's Kalachakra teachings from Ladakh, J&K, India on July 3-13. dalailama.com/liveweb
Warm-heartedness and concern for others’ well-being are a condition for happiness, whether you are religious or not.
Non-violence is when one has the chance to harm another but resists from doing so, this is genuine non-violence.
The quality of our actions, whether they are positive or negative, depends on our motivation. This is why we have to transform our minds.
We need to consider how our actions affect wildlife and the environment, and how they are likely to affect others.
Live Webcasts: HHDL's teachings from Tibetan Childrens' Village School (TCV) in Dharamsala, India on June 4-6. dalailama.com/liveweb
Warm-heartedness and compassion are the keys to being happy human beings living in happy families and communities
Live Webcasts: HHDL's Introductory Teaching on Buddhism from Mumbai, India on May 30th - June 2nd. dalailama.com/liveweb
I often tease young people about their concern for how they look; more important is inner beauty - compassion, affection and respect.
Wherever I go I try to hold discussions with members of other religious traditions, because it is important to get to know about them.
The more we are concerned for the well-being of others, the closer we will feel to each other.
Live Webcasts: HHDL's public talk, interactive session with students & discussion from Frankfurt, Germany May 14-15. dalailama.com/liveweb
Live webcasts of HHDL's teaching and public talk from Oslo, Norway on May 8-9, 2014. dalailama.com/liveweb
If we cherish non-violence and concern for others’ well-being it is possible to make this a more peaceful century.
Live Webcasts: HHDL's teachings on the "Heart Sutra" & "37 Practices of Bodhisattvas" from Riga, Latvia on May 5-6 dalailama.com/liveweb
Archbishop Desmond Tutu challenges the world to forgive. Join the #ForgivenessChallenge. forgivenesschallenge.com
A meaningful life isn't about acquiring money and other facilities; it’s about dedicating your life to helping others as much as you can.
As a human being, I believe each one of us should have some concern for others and for the planet.
It is always helpful to remain honest and truthful in the face of difficulty.
In addition to modern education, there is a need to learn how to achieve inner peace.
Pay more attention to compassion and you’ll find you’re happier. It’s that practical and simple.
We need to see that anger is never any use in solving problems, but that patience and compassion are helpful.
If tragedy strikes, don’t lose hope. Transform it into an opportunity to make things better.
HHDL speaks about genuine friendship in this short video clip from his meeting with students in New Delhi on March 22 youtu.be/5D8O9w0rKNg
When you are concerned for the welfare of others, bullying and exploitation cease.
Live Webcast: HHDL will bestow the Medicine Buddha Empowerment from Dharamsala, India on March 31st. dalailama.com/liveweb
We have to try to solve local problems keeping global interests in mind.
We can teach people how to be happy on the basis of secular ethics, that a compassionate mind is useful, beneficial and secular in nature.
The power of truth never declines. Force and violence may be effective in the short term, but in the long run it’s truth that prevails.
Concern for others is not just a matter of religious practice; it’s a practical step towards creating a happy society.
Live Webcast: HHDL’s teaching on the “Life Stories of the Buddha (Jataka Tales)” from Dharamsala, India on March 16. dalailama.com/liveweb
Even people opposed to religion need calm minds and compassion to make their work more effective.
Watch: HHDL delivers the Opening Prayer at the US Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on March 6th. youtu.be/yCJuITZYzCc