Happiness doesn't always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it.
Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.
It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.
Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute.
Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute. So that view is very helpful to maintain a peace of mind because the main destroyer of a peaceful mind is anger.
Of course, when I say that human nature is gentleness, it is not 100 percent so. Every human being has that nature, but there are many people acting against their nature, being false.
If you have religious faith, very good, you can add on secular ethics, then religious belief, add on it, very good. But even those people who have no interest about religion, okay, it's not religion, but you can train through education.
There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that anyone can adopt.
There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that anyone can adopt. And, of course, there are Christian monks and nuns who already use Buddhist methods in order to develop their devotion, compassion, and ability to forgive.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
Even an animal, if you show genuine affection, gradually trust develops... If you always showing bad face and beating, how can you develop friendship?
My main concern is meeting with public because my main commitment, main interest is promotion of human value, human affection, compassion and religious harmony.
The basic Buddhist stand on the question of equality between the genders is age-old. At the highest tantric levels, at the highest esoteric level, you must respect women: every woman.
All religions try to benefit people, with the same basic message of the need for love and compassion, for justice and honesty, for contentment.
I think the self-burning itself on practice of non-violence. These people, you see, they easily use bomb explosive, more casualty people. But they didn't do that. Only sacrifice their own life. So this also is part of practice of non-violence.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
As long as I am alive, I am fully committed to amity between Tibetans and Chinese. Otherwise there's no use.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.
Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.