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“A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.”

– Dalai Lama XIV,The Art of Happiness

“Despite all philosophical differences, all major world religions have the same potential to create good human beings.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

“Historically, the East was more concerned with understanding the mind and the West was more involved in understanding matter.”

– Dalai Lama XIV, My Spiritual Journey

“Every human actions becomes dangerous when it is deprived of human feeling. When they are performed with feeling and respect for human values, all activities become constructive.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

“unless the direction of science is guided by a consciously ethical motivation, especially compassion, its effects may fail to bring benefit. They may indeed cause great harm.”

– Dalai Lama XIV, The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality

“As free human beings we can use our unique intelligence to try to understand ourselves and our world. But if we are prevented from using our creative potential, we are deprived of one of the basic characteristics of a human being.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

“My religion is Kindness”

– Dalai Lama XIV

“On the philosophical level, both Buddhism and modern science share a deep suspicion of any notion of absolutes, whether conceptualize as a transcendent being, as an eternal, unchanging principle such as soul, or as a fundamental substratum of reality. … In the Buddhist investigation of reality, at least in principle, empirical evidence should triumph over scriptural authority, no matter how deeply venerated a scripture may be.

– Dalai Lama XIV – Dalai Lama in his talk to the Society for Neuroscience in 2005 in Washington.”

“I believe the twenty-first century can become the most important century of human history. I think a new reality is emerging. Whether this view is realistic or not, there is no harm in making an effort.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

“We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one’s own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

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