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His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama (born 6 July 1935) Head of state and spiritual leader of the people of Tibet; Awarded the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize; born Lhamo Dhondrub, renamed Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (Holy Lord, Gentle Glory, Compassionate, Defender of the Faith, Ocean of Wisdom) upon being officially recognized as the Dalai Lama. Tibetans often refer to him as Yeshe Norbu, the "Wishfulfilling Gem" or just Kundun - "The Presence."

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1. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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Source: As quoted in Meditations for Living In Balance: Daily Solutions for People Who Do Too Much (2000) by Anne Wilson Schaef, p. 11.

2. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”

—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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Source: As quoted in A Small Drop of Ink: A Collection of Inspirational and Moving Quotations of the Ages (2003) by Linda Pendleton.

3. “All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness … the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.”

—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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Source: As quoted in Especially for Christians: Powerful Thought-provoking Words from the Past (2005) by Mark Alton Rose, p. 19

4. “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.”

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Source: Kindness, Clarity, and Insight (1984).

5. “My true religion is Kindness.”

—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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Source and Related Info: Kindness, Clarity, and Insight (1984)
  • As quoted in Tibet, a Guide to the Land of Fascination (1988) by Trilok Chandra Majupuria and Indra Majupuria.

6. “Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.”

—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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Source: As quoted in Words Of Wisdom: Selected Quotes by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (2001) edited by Margaret Gee, p. 71.

7. “Forgiveness doesn't mean forget what happened. … If something is serious and it is necessary to take counter-measures, you have to take counter-measures.”

—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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Source: On the killing of al-Queda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden by US military forces, as quoted in "Dalai Lama suggests Osama bin Laden's death was justified" by Mitchell Landsberg, in The Los Angeles Times (4 May 2011).

8. “If there is love, there is hope that one may have real families, real brotherhood, real equanimity, real peace. If the love within your mind is lost and you see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education or material comfort you have, only suffering and confusion will ensue”

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Source: The Little Book of Buddhism (2000) ISBN 0712602402

9. “I am a simple Buddhist monk — no more, no less.”

—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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Source: As quoted in Nobel Prize Winners (1991) by Lisa F. Dewitt.

10. “Human happiness and human satisfaction must ultimately come from within oneself. It is wrong to expect some final satisfaction to come from money or from a computer.”

—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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Source: The Path to Tranquility: Daily Wisdom (1998) edited by Renuka Singh

11. “I feel that 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. Practice brings the clear realisation of the oneness of all human beings and the importance of others benefiting by your actions.”

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Source: Answering the question "Your Holiness, there are many people in the West who want to combine their spiritual practice with social and political responsibility. Do you feel that these two aspects are connected?" in an interview with Catherine Ingram, Dharamsala, India (2 November 1988).

12. “It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance.”

—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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Source: Ocean of Wisdom: Guidelines for Living (1989) ISBN 094066609X

13. “If science proves some belief of Buddhism wrong, then Buddhism will have to change. In my view, science and Buddhism share a search for the truth and for understanding reality. By learning from science about aspects of reality where its understanding may be more advanced, I believe that Buddhism enriches its own worldview.”

—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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Source: The New York Times (12 November 2005).

14. “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.”

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Source: Nobel lecture (1989): Nobel lecture (11 December 1989) Full text online

15. “We need a little more compassion, and if we cannot have it then no politician or even a magician can save the planet.”

—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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Source: As quoted in Words Of Wisdom: Selected Quotes by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (2001) edited by Margaret Gee, p. 49.

16. “When I meet people in different parts of the world, I am always reminded that we are all basically alike: we are all human beings. Maybe we have different clothes, our skin is of a different colour, or we speak different languages. That is on the surface. But basically, we are the same human beings. That is what binds us to each other. That is what makes it possible for us to understand each other and to develop friendship and closeness.”

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Source: Nobel lecture (1989): Nobel lecture (11 December 1989) Full text online

17. “Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. True peace with oneself and with the world around us can only be achieved through the development of mental peace.”

—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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Source: Nobel lecture (1989): Nobel lecture (11 December 1989) Full text online

18. “Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each one of us individually.”

—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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Source: Nobel lecture (1989): Nobel lecture (11 December 1989) Full text online

19. “I don't want to convert people to Buddhism — all major religions, when understood properly, have the same potential for good.”

—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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Source: Daily Telegraph interview (2006): "Westerners are too self-absorbed" by Alice Thomson, in The Daily Telegraph (1 March 2006)

20. “Religion does not mean just precepts, a temple, monastery, or other external signs, for these as well as hearing and thinking are subsidiary factors in taming the mind. When the mind becomes the practices, one is a practitioner of religion, and when the mind does not become the practices one is not.”

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Source: Deity Yoga (1987) ISBN 0937938505

21. “I believe that in the 20th century, humanity has learned from many, many experiences. Some positive, and many negative. What misery, what destruction! The greatest number of human beings were killed in the two world wars of this century. But human nature is such that when we face a tremendous critical situation, the human mind can wake up and find some other alternative. That is a human capacity.”

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Source: Interview in The New York Times (28 November 1993).

22. “Reason well from the beginning and then there will never be any need to look back with confusion and doubt.”

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Source: The Path to Enlightenment (1994) ISBN 1559390328

23. “Bodhicitta is the medicine which revives and gives life to every sentient being who even hears of it. When you engage in fulfilling the needs of others, your own needs are fulfilled as a by-product.”

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Source: The Path to Tranquility: Daily Wisdom (1998) edited by Renuka Singh

24. “It is also possible within this lifetime to enhance the power of the mind, enabling one to reaccess memories from previous lives. Such recollection tends to be more accessible during meditative experiences in the dream state. Once one has accessed memories of previous lives in the dream state, one gradually recalls them in the waking state.”

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Source: Consciousness at the Crossroads: Conversations with The Dalai Lama on Brain Science and Buddhism (1999) ISBN 1559391278

25. “Within the body there are billions of different particles. Similarly, there are many different thoughts and a variety of states of mind. It is wise to take a close look into the world of your mind and to make the distinction between beneficial and harmful states of mind. Once you can recognize the value of good states of mind, you can increase or foster them.”

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Source: The Dalai Lama's Book of Wisdom (2000).

26. “My confidence in venturing into science lies in my basic belief that as in science so in Buddhism, understanding the nature of reality is pursued by means of critical investigation: if scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.”

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Source: The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality (2005).

27. “Media people should have long noses like an elephant to smell out politicians, mayors, prime ministers and businessmen. We need to know the reality, the good and the bad, not just the appearance.”

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Source: News conference in Vancouver, B.C. as quoted in The Globe and Mail. (8 September 2006).

28. “The time has come to educate people, to cease all quarrels in the name of religion, culture, countries, different political or economic systems. Fighting is useless. Suicide.”

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29. “I speak not with a feeling of anger or hatred towards those who are responsible for the immense suffering of our people and the destruction of our land, homes and culture. They too are human beings who struggle to find happiness and deserve our compassion. I speak to inform you of the sad situation in my country today and of the aspirations of my people, because in our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.”

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Source: Nobel lecture (1989): Nobel lecture (11 December 1989) Full text online

30. “Today, we are truly a global family. What happens in one part of the world may affect us all. This, of course, is not only true of the negative things that happen, but is equally valid for the positive developments. We not only know what happens elsewhere, thanks to the extraordinary modern communications technology. We are also directly affected by events that occur far away.”

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Source: Nobel lecture (1989): Nobel lecture (11 December 1989) Full text online

31. “Our own security is enhanced when peace breaks out between warring parties in other continents. But war or peace; the destruction or the protection of nature; the violation or promotion of human rights and democratic freedoms; poverty or material well-being; the lack of moral and spiritual values or their existence and development; and the breakdown or development of human understanding, are not isolated phenomena that can be analysed and tackled independently of one another. In fact, they are very much interrelated at all levels and need to be approached with that understanding.”

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Source: Nobel lecture (1989): Nobel lecture (11 December 1989) Full text online

32. “Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility. In that state of mind you can deal with situations with calmness and reason, while keeping your inner happiness. That is very important. Without this inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still be worried, disturbed or unhappy because of circumstances.”

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Source: Nobel lecture (1989): Nobel lecture (11 December 1989) Full text online

33. “I am deeply touched by the sincere concern shown by so many people in this part of the world for the suffering of the people of Tibet. That is a source of hope not only for us Tibetans, but for all oppressed people.”

—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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Source: Nobel lecture (1989): Nobel lecture (11 December 1989) Full text online

34. “I would like to take this opportunity to explain the Zone of Ahimsa or peace sanctuary concept, which is the central element of the Five-Point Peace Plan. I am convinced that it is of great importance not only for Tibet, but for peace and stability in Asia. It is my dream that the entire Tibetan plateau should become a free refuge where humanity and nature can live in peace and in harmonious balance.”

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Source: Nobel lecture (1989): Nobel lecture (11 December 1989) Full text online

35. “The following are key elements of the proposed Zone of Ahimsa:”

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Source and Related Info: Nobel lecture (1989): Nobel lecture (11 December 1989) Full text online the entire Tibetan plateau would be demilitarised;
• the manufacture, testing, and stockpiling of nuclear weapons and other armaments on the Tibetan plateau would be prohibited;
• the Tibetan plateau would be transformed into the world's largest natural park or biosphere. Strict laws would be enforced to protect wildlife and plant life; the exploitation of natural resources would be carefully regulated so as not to damage relevant ecosystems; and a policy of sustainable development would be adopted in populated areas;
• the manufacture and use of nuclear power and other technologies which produce hazardous waste would be prohibited;
• national resources and policy would be directed towards the active promotion of peace and environmental protection. Organisations dedicated to the furtherance of peace and to the protection of all forms of life would find a hospitable home in Tibet;
• the establishment of international and regional organisations for the promotion and protection of human rights would be encouraged in Tibet.

36. “For the stability and peace of Asia, it is essential to create peace zones to separate the continent's biggest powers and potential adversaries.”

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Source: Nobel lecture (1989): Nobel lecture (11 December 1989) Full text online

37. “When I visited Costa Rica earlier this year, I saw how a country can develop successfully without an army, to become a stable democracy committed to peace and the protection of the natural environment. This confirmed my belief that my vision of Tibet in the future is a realistic plan, not merely a dream.”

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Source: Nobel lecture (1989): Nobel lecture (11 December 1989) Full text online

38. “Fundamentalism is terrifying because it is based purely on emotion, rather than intelligence. It prevents followers from thinking as individuals and about the good of the world.”

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Source: Daily Telegraph interview (2006): "Westerners are too self-absorbed" by Alice Thomson, in The Daily Telegraph (1 March 2006)

39. “There is a saying in Tibetan that ‘at the door of the miserable rich man sleeps the contented beggar’. The point of this saying is not that poverty is a virtue, but that happiness does not come with wealth, but from setting limits to one’s desires, and living within those limits with satisfaction.”

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Source: In Rubin, Gary (April 2013), Your Emotional Fitness: Everything You Need to Know to Live a Life of Abundance, pages: 173–, publisher: Balboa Press, ISBN: 978-1-4525-7059-4.

40. “Dr. Rajendra Prasad was a true Bodhisatva. His humility brought tears to my eyes.”

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Source: Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama (1991).

41. “Don't compare me with Jesus. He is a great master, a great master...”

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Source: Interview in The New York Times (28 November 1993).

42. “Compassion without attachment is possible. Therefore, we need to clarify the distinctions between compassion and attachment. True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Therefore, a truly compassionate attitude towards others does not change even if they behave negatively. Genuine compassion is based not on our own projections and expectations, but rather on the needs of the other...”

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Source: The Compassionate Life (2001), Ch. 2 "How to Develop Compassion" p. 21

43. “According to Buddhism, individuals are masters of their own destiny. And all living beings are believed to possess the nature of the Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra, the potential or seed of enlightenment, within them. So our future is in our own hands. What greater free will do we need?”

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Source: Answering the question: "Do sentient beings have free will?" in Dzogchen : The Heart Essence of the Great Perfection (2001) ISBN 155939157X

44. “Each of us has the potential to contribute … You have a great opportunity to make a new shape of the world.”

—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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Source: As quoted in "Dalai Lama urges students to shape world" in The Seattle Times (15 May 2001).

45. “It is regrettable that some Tibetan officials, who lack the wisdom and competence required for promoting basic human happiness and the short and long term welfare of their own people, indulge in flattering Chinese officials and, collaborate with these Chinese officials who know nothing about Tibetans and work simply for their temporary fame indulging in fabricating impressive reports. In reality, the Tibetan people have not only undergone immeasurable sufferings, but large numbers have also unnecessarily lost their lives.”

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Source: Letter to Deng Xiaoping (1981): Letter to Deng Xiaoping (23 March 1981) Full text online

46. “On the political front, we have always pursued the path of truth and justice in our struggle for the legitimate rights of the Tibetan people. We have never indulged in distortions, exaggerations and criticism of the Chinese people. Neither have we harboured any ill will towards them. Above all, we have always held to our position of truth and justice without siding with any of the international political power blocks.”

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Source: Letter to Deng Xiaoping (1981): Letter to Deng Xiaoping (23 March 1981) Full text online

47. “As we enter the final decade of this century I am optimistic that the ancient values that have sustained mankind are today reaffirming themselves to prepare us for a kinder, happier twenty-first century. I pray for all of us, oppressor and friend, that together we succeed in building a better world through human understanding and love, and that in doing so we may reduce the pain and suffering of all sentient beings.”

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Source: Nobel acceptance speech (1989): Nobel acceptance speech (10 December 1989) Full text online

48. “Some say I am a good person, some say I am a charlatan — I am just a monk... I never asked people like Richard Gere to come, but it is foolish to stop them. I have Tibetans, Indians, backpackers, AIDS patients, religious people, politicians, actors and princesses. My attitude is to give everyone some of my time. If I can contribute in any way to their happiness, that makes me happy.”

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Source: Daily Telegraph interview (2006): "Westerners are too self-absorbed" by Alice Thomson, in The Daily Telegraph (1 March 2006)

49. “What is the Great Vehicle? What is the mode of procedure of the Bodhisattva path? We begin with the topic of the altruistic intention to achieve enlightenment in which one values others more than oneself. The Great Vehicle path requires the vast motivation of a Bodhisattva, who, not seeking just his or her welfare, takes on the burden of bringing about the welfare of all sentient beings. When a person generate this attitude, they enter within the Great Vehicle, and as long as it has not been generated, one cannot be counted among those of the Great Vehicle. This attitude really has great power; it, of course, is helpful for people practicing religion, but it also is helpful for those who are just concerned with the affairs of this lifetime. The root of happiness is altruism — the wish to be of service to others.”

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Source: The Dalai Lama at Harvard: Lectures on the Buddhist Path to Peace (1988) by Jeffrey Hopkins.

50. “From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and freedom and wants to avoid suffering. In this we are all the same; and the more we care for the happiness of others the greater our own sense of each other becomes. Many of our problems are created by ourselves based on divisions due to ideology, religion, race, resources, economic status or other factors. The time has come to think on a deeper, more human level and appreciate and respect our sameness as human beings. And to have a respect for endangered cultures that share these principles. We are at the dawn of an age in which many people feel that extreme political concepts should cease to dominate human affairs. We should use this opportunity to replace them with universal human and spiritual values and ensure that these values become the fiber of the global family that is emerging. It is not possible to find peace with anger, hatred, jealousy or greed. At every level of society, familial, tribal, national and international, the key to a happier and more peaceful and successful world is the growth of compassion. We do not necessarily need to become religious, nor even believe in an ideology. We need only to develop our good human qualities and know that love and compassion are the most essential concepts for human survival. So long as human beings live and suffer, the only world open to our present knowledge, the brotherhood of man will seem an unattainable principle. In order for us to achieve real lasting peace among one another, the effort to realize that noblest and most satisfactory moral value must be occupation of every individual intelligence.”

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Source: The Compassionate Life (2001) Ch. 3 "Global Compassion".

51. “His Holiness Pope John Paul II was a man I held in high regard. His experience in Poland and my own difficulties with communists gave us an immediate ground. The Pope was very sympathetic to the Tibetan problem. Of course, as the head of an institution trying to establish good relations with China and seriously concerned about the status of millions of Christians in china he could not express this publicly or officially. But right from the start of our friendship he revealed to me privately that he had a clear understanding of the Tibetan problem because of his own experience of communism in Poland. This gave me great personal encouragement.”

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Source: "I am a simple Buddhist monk: Dalai Lama" in The Times of India (6 July 2006).

52. “I agree with and believe in the Communist ideology which seeks the well being of human beings in general and the proletariat in particular, and in Lenin's policy of the equality of nationalities. Similarly, I was pleased with the discussions I had with Chairman Mao on ideology and the policy towards nationalities. If that same ideology and policy were implemented it would have brought much admiration and happiness. However, if one is to make a general comment on the developments during the past two decades, there has been a lapse in economic and educational progress, the basis of human happiness. Moreover, on account of the hardships caused by the unbearable disruptions, there has been a loss of trust between the Party and the masses, between the officials and the masses, among the officials themselves, and also among the masses themselves. By deceiving one another through false assumptions and misrepresentations there has been, in reality, a great lapse and delay in achieving the real goals.”

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Source: Letter to Deng Xiaoping (1981): Letter to Deng Xiaoping (23 March 1981) Full text online

53. “We must improve the relationship between China and Tibet as well as between Tibetans in and outside Tibet. With truth and equality as our foundation, we must try to develop friendship between Tibetans and Chinese through better understanding in the future. The time has come to apply our common wisdom in a spirit of tolerance and broadmindedness to achieve genuine happiness for the Tibetan people with a sense of urgency. On my part, I remain committed to contribute my efforts for the welfare of all human beings, and in particular the poor and the weak to the best of my ability without any distinction based on national boundaries.”

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Source: Letter to Deng Xiaoping (1981): Letter to Deng Xiaoping (23 March 1981) Full text online

54. “I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion and elimination of ignorance, selfishness and greed. The problems we face today, violent conflicts, destruction of nature, poverty, hunger, and so on, are human-created problems which can be resolved through human effort, understanding and the development of a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood. We need to cultivate a universal responsibility for one another and the planet we share. Although I have found my own Buddhist religion helpful in generating love and compassion, even for those we consider our enemies, I am convinced that everyone can develop a good heart and a sense of universal responsibility with or without religion.”

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Source: Nobel acceptance speech (1989): Nobel acceptance speech (10 December 1989) Full text online

55. “With the ever-growing impact of science on our lives, religion and spirituality have a greater role to play by reminding us of our humanity. There is no contradiction between the two. Each gives us valuable insights into the other. Both science and the teachings of the Buddha tell us of the fundamental unity of all things. This understanding is crucial if we are to take positive and decisive action on the pressing global concern with the environment. I believe all religions pursue the same goals, that of cultivating human goodness and bringing happiness to all human beings. Though the means might appear different the ends are the same.”

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Source: Nobel acceptance speech (1989): Nobel acceptance speech (10 December 1989) Full text online

56. “I believe that our Tibetan ability to combine spiritual qualities with a realistic and practical attitude enables us to make a special contribution, in however modest a way. This is my hope and prayer. In conclusion, let me share with you a short prayer which gives me great inspiration and determination:   For as long as space endures, And for as long as living beings remain, Until then may I, too, abide To dispel the misery of the world.”

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