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A Close Encounter with His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama


On 15th June 2015, we have a rare opportunity to meet His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso at the Pan Pacific Perth Hotel, Australia.

His Holiness personally signed and autographed on his published book, ‘The Art of Happiness’ which we had been looking forward to meet him to autograph and take photos with us.

His Holiness is revered as a humanitarian and inspirational teacher. He is a Nobel Peace Laureate and recipient of both the US Congressional Gold Medal and the Templeton Prize. 

Around the world, people from all walks of life eagerly seek his insight into the keys to leading a happier and better life. His Holiness speaks often of wisdom and compassion as the key to leading a happier, more contented life and ultimately to creating a better world.

Famous Quotes from His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama

We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives. If you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.

Pain is inevitable but suffering is optional… we have bigger houses, but smaller families. More conveniences, but less time. We have knowledge, but less judgements; more experts, but more problems; more medicines but less health.

There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.' No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster.

Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them, we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry, nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances, they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.

If a problem can be solved, it will be. If it cannot be solved, there is no use worrying about it.
It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.

If I am only happy for myself, many fewer chances for happiness. If I am happy when good things happen to other people, billions more chances to be happy!

Compassion is not religious business, it is human business. It is not luxury. It is essential for our own peace and mental stability; it is essential for human survival.

Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. The Tibetan word for blessing means transforming into magnificent potential.

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