Monday, July 6, 2009

Meandering on and on . . .

Today is the birthday of Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (born Lhamo Döndrub (July 6, 1935), the 14th Dalai Lama. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, Honorary Canadian citizenship in 2006, and the United States Congressional Gold Medal on October 17, 2007

"Because we all share this small planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. That is not just a dream, but a necessity. We are dependent on each other in so many ways, that we can no longer live in isolated communities and ignore what is happening outside those communities, and we must share the good fortune that we enjoy." - Dalai Lama XVI

"The essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward others. When you have a pure, sincere motivation, then you have right attitude toward others based on kindness, compassion, love and respect." - Dalai Lama XVI

"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come." - Dalai Lama XVI

"Human happiness and human satisfaction must ultimately come from within oneself." - Dalai Lama XVI

"When you engage in fulfilling the needs of others, your own needs are fulfilled as a by-product." - Dalai Lama XVI

"The root of happiness is altruism — the wish to be of service to others." - Dalai Lama XVI

"We need a little more compassion, and if we cannot have it then no politician or even a magician can save the planet." - Dalai Lama XVI

Dalai Lama XVI image source (1)

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