I have made plenty of mistakes. The key to life is to learn from them. I have been a little too introspective, but I think that stemmed from insecurity or shyness. I took a long time to grow up.
When His Holiness won the Nobel Peace Prize, there was a quantum leap. He is not seen as solely a Tibetan anymore; he belongs to the world.
I would rather be loved than have money and all that other stuff.
Mindfulness is a quality that's always there. It's an illusion that there's a meditation and post-meditation period, which I always find amusing, because you're either mindful or you're not.
I don't think that bravery is about skin. Bravery is about a willingness to show emotional need.
The drive for happiness is vital; it's what keeps us in motion.
I have no sense of time, and I'm a dreamer.
People don't understand what happiness is, so they have an idea of what will make them happy, but it never does.
When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it's because of karma, some past connection.
I'm voting for Gore because the other is unthinkable. Which most of us will probably do. I hope all of us. I've always liked Ralph Nader and would like to see a real third party, but the thought of George Bush as president is unthinkable.
Everyone responds to kindness.
What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. We all lean towards love.
In saving Tibet, you save the possibility that we are all brothers, sisters.
My first encounter with Buddhist dharma would be in my early 20s. Like most young men, I was not particularly happy.
The Dalai Lama said that he thinks mother's love is the best symbol for love and compassion, because it is totally disinterested.
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