“Open your arms to change…” Dalai Lama

“Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.” Dalai Lama

“The need for love…” Dalai Lama

“The need for love lies at the very foundation of human existence. It results from the profound interdependence we all share with one another.”   – Dalai Lama

“No material object, however beautiful…” Dalai Lama

“No material object, however beautiful or valuable, can make us feel loved, because our deeper identity and true character is in the subjective nature of the mind.”   – Dalai Lama

“I try to treat whomever I meet…” Dalai Lama

“I try to treat whomever I meet as an old friend. This gives me a genuine feeling of happiness. It is the practice of compassion.”   – Dalai Lama

“Because we all share an…” Dalai Lama

“Because we all share an identical need for love, it is possible to feel that anybody we meet, in whatever circumstances, is a brother or sister.”   – Dalai Lama

“The more we care…” Dalai Lama

“The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease.”   – Dalai Lama

“We should devote our most serious efforts…” Dalai Lama

“We should devote our most serious efforts to bringing about mental peace. From my own limited experience, I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquillity comes from the development of love and compassion.”   – Dalai Lama

“The key to a happier world…” Dalai Lama

“The key to a happier world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities.”   – Dalai Lama

“In Tibet we say that…” Dalai Lama

“In Tibet we say that many illnesses can be cured by the one medicine of love and compassion. These qualities are the ultimate source of human happiness, and our need for them lies at the very core of our being.”   – Dalai Lama

“I don’t know whether the universe…” Dalai Lama

“I don’t know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars, and planets, has a deeper meaning, but at the very least it is clear that we humans who live on this Earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves.”   – Dalai Lama

“What is the purpose of life?…” Dalai Lama

“What is the purpose of life? I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness and does not want to suffer. From the very core of our being we simply desire contentment.”   – Dalai Lama

“All beings are equal…” Dalai Lama

“All beings are equal in both their desire for happiness and their right to obtain it.”   – Dalai Lama