"Everyone wants to lead a peaceful, happy life, but happiness and success aren’t measured by how much money you have, but by whether you have inner peace in your heart." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"Although I am a Buddhist monk, I am sceptical that prayers alone will achieve world peace. We need instead to be enthusiastic and self-confident in taking action." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Scientists have shown that even infants who are too young to talk can distinguish between illustrations of harmful and helpful behaviour and respond positively to help and negatively to harm. They conclude that basic human nature is compassionate. And this gives us hope. ..
"Taking care of this planet that is our only home is not just the responsibility of governments and large organizations, although of course they have a role. The whole of humanity, each of us as individuals has a responsibility. We have to consider seriously whether we can indefinitely ..
"Happiness depends on inner peace, which depends on warm-heartedness. There's no room for anger, jealousy or insecurity. A calm mind and self-confidence are the basis for peaceful relations with others. Scientists have observed that constant anger and fear eat away at our immune ..
"We live in a materialistic world that pays insufficient attention to human values. We seek satisfaction in material things instead of warm-heartedness. But human beings are social animals. We need friendship and that depends on trust. Building trust requires concern for others ..
"I feel we should make a personal commitment to promoting inter-religious harmony and to cultivating compassion within ourselves. In our materialistic world money seems all important, but much more valuable if we want to lead a happy life is to cultivate warm-heartedness. ..
"Knowledge of mind and emotions should be taught in schools. On the basis of that understanding we can become healthy, happy individuals, families, communities and societies. But if the mind is not disciplined, mere knowledge will not be of much help. We need to use our intelligence ..
"The ultimate source of happiness is our mental attitude." - His Holiness The Dalai Lama
"I am the son of India. Wherever I go, I tell people I am a messenger of Indian ancient thoughts." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama