"The very purpose of our life is happiness, which is sustained by hope. We have no guarantee about the future, but we exist in the hope of something better. Hope means keeping going, thinking, ‘I can do this.’ It brings inner strength, self-confidence, the ability to do what ..
"Peace in the world depends on peace within. If we have that we can approach problems in a spirit of compassion, dialogue and respect for the rights of others—always a better solution than resorting to a use of weapons and force. External disarmament depends on inner disarmament." ..
"The sight of violence makes us recoil, but we don’t notice damage to the environment until it’s already happened and there’s little to be done. Climate change is already affecting millions of farmers. We are interdependent as never before and yet we still tend to think ..
"Today, as we face something of a moral crisis and a widespread mental restlessness, a useful remedy is to use our intelligence, our marvelous brain, in conjunction with simple warm-heartedness. We need to incorporate a sense of inner values in our education and learn how to tackle ..
I am committed to promoting a sense of the oneness of our human family. Wherever I go I remind people that we are all the same as human beings. The time has come to make an effort to understand that our future depends on others. In our own interest we must be concerned about ..
"Developing compassion for others brings inner strength contributing to our own inner peace. This automatically reduces fear. This is important because fear and stress can lead to frustration, which in turn can lead to anger and violence. It’s not enough to say that violence ..
"Anger may seem to be a source of energy, but it’s blind. It causes us to lose our restraint. It may stir courage, but again it’s blind courage." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"Scientists suggest that constant anger and hatred undermine our immune system. Compassion, bringing inner strength, is good for our health." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"I’m Tibetan, I’m Buddhist and I’m the Dalai Lama, but if I emphasize these differences it sets me apart and raises barriers with other people. What we need to do is to pay more attention to the ways in which we are the same as other people." - His Holiness the Dalai ..
"We have to make an effort to extend our natural compassion, not just through prayer or coining nice words, but by making good use of our intelligence. That’s how to become happy ourselves, in a happy family, a happy community and a happier world. One of the things that ..