Today is the birthday of Lhamo Döndrub - Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, usually shortened to Tenzin Gyatso (born July 6, 1935), the 14th Dalai Lama.
In 1989, the Dalai Lama received the Nobel Prize in Peace.
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." - Dalai Lama
"I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace." - Dalai Lama
"If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them." - Dalai Lama
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions." - Dalai Lama
"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck." - Dalai Lama
"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves." - Dalai Lama
"With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world." - Dalai Lama
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