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I always believe that it is much better to have a variety of religions, a variety of philosophies, rather than one single religion or philosophy. This is necessary because of the different mental dispositions of each human being. Each religion […]

Some years ago I met some scientists in the United States who said that the rate of mental illness in their country was quite high – around twelve percent of the population. It became clear during our discussion that the […]

Perhaps you may know that my usual way (of) meeting with people (is) completely informal. I think the very purpose of meeting is connection, or contact, person to person. So formality sometimes becomes (an) additional barrier. Insight From the Dalai […]

A consciousness that conceives of inherent existence does not have a valid foundation. A wise consciousness, grounded in reality, understands that living beings and other phenomena – minds, bodies, building, and so forth – do not inherently exist. This is […]

Great compassion and wisdom are the chief qualities of the Buddha. Even in worldly terms, the more intelligent and knowledgeable a person is, the more the person commands respect. Similarly, the more compassionate, kind, and gentle a person, the more […]

This may sound naive, but the only way to stop terror is through altruism. Insight From the Dalai Lama: 2007 Calendar,” Copyright © 2006, Andrews McMeel Publishing.

In trying to determine the source of one’s problems, it seems that the Western approach differs in some respects from the Buddhist approach. Underlying all Western modes of analysis is a very strong rationalistic tendency – an assumption that everything […]

People who fight with other human beings out of anger, hatred, and strong emotion, even if they gain victory over their enemies in battle, are not in reality true heroes. What they are doing is slaying corpses, because human beings, […]

What I believe, according to my own experience, is that a calm, peaceful mind is a very important element for sustaining the body in a balanced way. Insight From the Dalai Lama: 2007 Calendar,” Copyright © 2006, Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Decisions become wrong decisions under the influence of inner armament. Insight From the Dalai Lama: 2007 Calendar,” Copyright © 2006, Andrews McMeel Publishing.