Happiness can be achieved through training
If you want others to be happy, practice
compassion. If you want to
be happy, practice compassion.
The fact that there is always
positive side to
life is the one thing that gives me a lot of
Beliefs and Values
The need of the day is a warm heart and
some sense of humanity.
My religion is very
simple. My religion is
Unlike science, the religious tradition
teaches the concept of forgiveness, tolerance and compassion. Scientists
cannot help you change your emotion, only religion can.
You might consider things like old age and
death as negative, unwanted, and simply try to forget about them. But
eventually those things will come anyway.
The Wheel of Life in
learn as much from a turtle as from a
In order to carry a positive action we must
develop here a positive
The need for simple human-to-human
relationships is becoming increasingly urgent ... Today the world is
smaller and more interdependent. One nation's problems can no longer be
solved by itself completely. Thus, without a sense of universal
responsibility, our very survival becomes threatened. Basically,
universal responsibility is feeling for other people's suffering just as
we feel our own. It is the realization that even our enemy is entirely
motivated by the quest for happiness. We must recognize that all beings
want the same thing that we want. This is the way to achieve a true
understanding, unfettered by artificial consideration.
About Dalai Lama
Source: Les Prix Nobel, 1989
Holiness the Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) is the spiritual leader of the
He was born in a small village called Takster
in northeastern Tibet. Born to a peasant family, His Holiness was recognized
at the age of two, in accordance with Tibetan tradition, as the
reincarnation of his predecessor the 13th Dalai Lama.
The Dalai Lamas are
the manifestations of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, who chose to
reincarnate to serve the people. Dalai Lama means Ocean of Wisdom.
normally refer to His Holiness as
Yeshin Norbu, the Wish-fulfilling Gem,
or simply, Kundun,
meaning The Presence.
Dalai Lama has resided in exile in Dharamsala,
India, since 1959. His tireless efforts on behalf of world peace and human
rights have brought him international recognition, including the Nobel Peace
Prize in 1989.
Dalai Lama began his education at the age of
six and completed the Geshe Lharampa Degree (Doctorate of Buddhist
Philosophy) when he was 25. Unlike his predecessors, His Holiness has met
and talked with many Westerners and has visited the
Western Europe, the
Russia, Mongolia, Greece, Japan,
Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Nepal, Costa Rica, Mexico, the
Vatican, China and
Australia. He has met with religious leaders from all
these countries. Since his first visit to the West in the early 1970s,
His Holiness' reputation as a scholar and man
of peace has grown steadily. In recent years, a number of western
universities and institutions have conferred Peace Awards and honorary
Doctorate Degrees upon His Holiness in recognition of his distinguished
writings in Buddhist philosophy and of his distinguished leadership in the
service of freedom and peace.
During his travels abroad, His Holiness has
spoken strongly for better understanding and respect among the different
faiths of the world. Towards this end, His Holiness has made numerous
appearances in interfaith services, imparting the message of universal
responsibility, love, compassion and kindness."
Howard C. Cutler about Dalai Lama1
"When I initially conceived of
I envisioned a conventional self-help format in which the Dalai Lama would
present a clear and simple
solutions to all life's problems. By the end of
our series of meetings I had given up on that idea. I found that his
approach encompassed a much broader and more complex
all the nuance, richness, and complexity that life has to offer."
Gradually, however, I began to hear the single
note he constantly sounded. It is one of hope. His hope is based on
belief that while attaining genuine and
lasting happiness is
it nevertheless can be done.
Happy vs. Unhappy People:
Underlying all the Dalai Lama's methods there
is a set of basic beliefs that act as a substrate for all his actions: a
belief in the fundamental gentleness and goodness of all human beings, a
belief in the value of compassion, a belief in a policy of
kindness, and a
sense of commonality among all living creatures."
Dalai Lama About
The Value of Leading a Balanced Life
is a key element of a
happy life. Dalai Lama teaches, 'A
balanced and skillful approach to life,
taking care to avoid extremes,
becomes a very important factor in
conducting one's everyday existence...
Dalai Lama believes
Dalai Lama believes
the purpose of life is happiness.
can be achieved through compassion and training the mind.
perspective there is an inextricable link between one's own personal
happiness and kindness and caring and compassion towards others...
Worlds of Wisdom for the New Millennium
I always believe we are the same; we are
all human beings. Of course, there are many differences in cultural
background or way of life, there may be differences in our faith, or we
may be of a different color, but we are human beings, consisting of the
human body and the human mind. Our physical structure is the same, and
our mind, and our emotional nature are also the same...
on World Unity
Follow the three Rs: Respect for self,
respect for others, responsibility for all your actions...
The Tibetan Personality Test
Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual
leader, is said to have put forward this personality test for you to better know