It is expressions of affection rather than money and power that attract real friends.
We need to strengthen such inner values as contentment, patience and tolerance, as well as compassion for others.
HHDL talks about the need for hope in our lives in a clip from his Tulane University Commencement address on May 18 youtu.be/dqrhCsXb5KU
Everybody wants a happy life and a peaceful mind, but we have to produce peace of mind through our own practice.
Live: HHDL’s talks and dialogues from Madison, Wisconsin and New Orleans, Louisiana on May 15-18, 2013. dalailama.com/liveweb
Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.
Live: HHDL from the Environmental Summit in Portland & the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, USA, on May 9-11. dalailama.com/liveweb
Serving and helping others out of compassion is non-violence in action.
Most of our problems are related to the mind, so we have to work to reduce our destructive emotions.
If we can refrain from harming others in our everyday actions and words, we can start to give more serious attention to actively doing good.
Placing all our hope on material development is clearly mistaken; the ultimate source of happiness is within us.
If we can cultivate a concern for others, keeping in mind the oneness of humanity, we can build a more compassionate world.
Live: HHDL’s talk and discussions from St John’s College & University of Cambridge in Cambridge, UK, on April 19-20. youtube.com/dalailama
Live: HHDL’s talk on “The Culture of Compassion” from Derry, UK, on April 18th starting at 1:00pm BST dalailama.com/live-derry
It’s unrealistic to think that the future of humanity can be achieved only on the basis of prayer, what we need is to take action.
Live: There will be live webcasts of HHDL’s teachings and talks during his visit to Switzerland on April 13-16. dalailama.com/liveweb
Concern for others’ well being reduces fear and suspicion, prompting the openness and transparency that gives rise to trust and friendship.
Anger, hatred and jealousy never solve problems, only affection, concern and respect can do that.
Refraining from harm, not out of fear, but out of concern for others, their well-being and out of respect is non-violence.
Whether we are happy or not depends on our attitude; compassion, for instance, leads to a calmer mind.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulates the new Pope dalaila.ma/Z1cL9f
Education is the way to achieve far-reaching results, it is the proper way to promote compassion and tolerance in society.
Healthy, happy families and a healthy peaceful nation are dependent on warm-heartedness.
The challenge today is to convince people of the value of truth, honesty, compassion and a concern for others.
We need material development, but we need to understand that by itself it doesn’t bring peace of mind.
Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease.
To make this a century of dialogue we need to find ways to promote a greater awareness of the oneness of humanity.
It is important to consider others at least as important as ourselves. This is the essence of spirituality.
It is vital that when educating our children’s brains we do not neglect to educate their hearts by nurturing their compassionate nature.
If you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy.
We need not only a trained intelligence, but also a warm heart. Then a sense of community and a sense of responsibility will arise naturally
Compassion, tolerance, forgiveness and a sense of self-discipline are qualities that help us lead our daily lives with a calm mind.
Just as we encourage physical hygiene to preserve our health, we also need a sense of emotional or mental hygiene too.
Live Webcasts: “Mind and Life XXVI - Mind, Brain and Matter” with HHDL from Drepung Monastery in India, January 17-22. dalailama.com/liveweb
We live in a world in which we are dependent on others; we cannot expect to fulfil our goals while disregarding others’ needs.
We forget that despite the superficial differences between us, people are equal in their basic wish for peace and happiness.
The real source of inner strength and self-confidence is warm-heartedness.
Compassion brings peace of mind and with it better health; so cherish compassion.
To utilize our intelligence correctly a calm mind is very important.
Through education we have to lead people to see that concern for others is actually in their own interest.
By implementing the practice of love and compassion, we will naturally live a non-violent way of life.
Scientists are discovering that while anger and hatred eat into our immune system, warm-heartedness and compassion are good for our health.
On a simple level we find that if we have a compassionate heart we naturally have more friends.
I always try to share with others the idea that in order to become compassionate it is not necessary to become religious.
Live Webcasts: HHDL’s teaching on "Essence of Refined Gold” from Dharamsala, India, on November 20-21. dalailama.com/liveweb
When you are warm-hearted, there is no room for anger, jealousy or insecurity.
HHDL talks on today’s global reality of interdependence in this short clip from his talk in Tokyo, Japan on November 13 youtu.be/iPRJF-Xmmt4
Past history clearly shows that violence cannot solve problems.
Co-operation comes from friendship, friendship comes from trust, and trust comes from kind-heartedness.
Video of HHDL's meeting with members of the press in Yokohama, Japan, on November 5th. youtu.be/rJH3K7btEaY