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Dharamsala, India

Joined on 11 February, 2009


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As we teach children to observe physical hygiene for its health benefits, we need to teach them to cultivate emotional hygiene — to tackle destructive emotions and find peace of mind.

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Friendship depends on trust and trust depends on having a strong sense of concern for the welfare of others. Be honest, truthful and warm-hearted. Make compassion the basis of your determination. Think of what the future can be, not what happened in the past.

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If you focus narrowly on the problem as you see it, you might well lose hope, but if you look at it from a wider perspective, it's easier to be more positive. When I decided to leave Tibet, we set out not knowing if we would live to see the following day, but I never gave up hope

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Compassion is the basis of our survival, not just a religious matter. Our very life depends on the affection of others, so it's in our interest to take their concerns into account. We must think more about inner values and cultivate compassion in our own lives.

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II offer my condolences to those who have lost loved ones as a result of the recent glacial burst in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India, and pray for them. I also pray for the safety and well being of those who are still missing.

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We must try to incorporate understanding of the workings of our emotions and the ways to tackle them into our education system. If we are kind and compassionate, we’ll be honest. That leads to trust, stability and friendship.

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I feel I am just another human being, a part of the world in which I live. Therefore, I’m never lonely. I think of whoever I meet as being the same as me. We don’t need to be introduced. If they have two eyes, one nose and a mouth, I think of other people as being human like me.

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Warm-heartedness and compassion are conducive to our physical and mental well-being — anger, hatred and fear are not. This is why some scientists today talk about warm-heartedness ensuring a 'healthy mind and a healthy body'.

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Words of Encouragement - A new book by His Holiness the Dalai Lama shares words of encouragement to deal with new realities in a pandemic stricken world.

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I offer my profound congratulations to Joe Biden on becoming President of the United States of America. I am so pleased that he is giving high priority to the urgent issue of climate change. I pray for his success in meeting the challenges that lie ahead.

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Peace is not brought about through conflict, but through compassion — creating peace of mind within ourselves. We all need compassion and women can take a lead role in bringing this about. My own first teacher of kindness and compassion was my mother.

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Watch Live: HHDL joins Harvard Business School professor and columnist Arthur Brooks for an online conversation on “Leadership and Happiness” followed by student’s questions, from his residence in India on January 17th at 9am IST (Jan 16th 10:30pm EST).

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I regard a compassionate, warm, kindhearted person as healthy. If you maintain a feeling of compassion, loving kindness, something automatically opens your inner door, through which you can communicate much more easily with other people — you'll find that they are just like you.

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Watch Live - HHDL in conversation with Greta Thunberg and leading scientists on the Climate Crisis of Feedback Loops on Jan 10th at 9am Indian Standard Time (Jan 9th 10:30pm EST).

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Patience doesn’t arise spontaneously, we have to make an effort and familiarize ourselves with it. What’s more, it’s those hostile to us rather than our friends who teach us patience.

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Our Only Home - HHDL declares that this planet is our only home so we must take steps to stem global warming. He’s keen in his support for young peoples’ efforts to raise awareness of the climate crisis.

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HHDL’s New Year Greeting for 2021.

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Wherever I go, I try to cultivate a sense of the oneness of humanity. I see everyone I meet as being essentially the same. And people respond positively to this. Animals too. Fear leads to isolation, so it's helpful to be open to others.

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We must find secular ways to cultivate warm-heartedness — to educate ourselves about inner values. The source of a happy life is within us. Troublemakers in many parts of the world are often well educated, so it’s not just education we need. We must pay attention to inner values.

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