Words of Wisdom from the Dalai Lama
If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital; satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, shelter to protect yourself from the elements. And finally, there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation.
India must stand by Dalai Lama – July 6, 2010 (The Pioneer)
The Dalai Lama is perhaps the only person who could help the Chinese leadership to fulfill its dream to build a harmonious society. As for India, the Tibetan leader has blessed the nation by his presence for more than 50 years, India should support his just cause.
Buddhism could be considered a science of mind – July 5, 2010 (Rediff.com)
His Holiness The Dalai Lama turns 75 on July 6. Compelled to flee Tibet and seek refuge in India in 1959, he has spent two-thirds of his life in exile.
Claude Arpi reports on an enlightening interaction he had with His Holiness along with with a group of Indian and foreign scholars in Dharamsala recently.
Special Birthday Feature – July 6, 2010 (Sify.com)
The various features and aspects of human life, such as longevity, good health, success, happiness, and so forth, which we consider desirable, are all dependent on kindness and a good heart.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama
The Ahmedabad Interview – July 6, 2010 (Sify.com)
In January 2008, The Dalai Lama spent two days in Ahmedabad – ironically, the self-proclaimed ‘Marxist Monk’ was addressing a group of soon-to-be capitalists – at the Indian Institute of Management. But he believes the original theory of Karl Marx has been distorted by greed for power. He took time off to speak to Sify.com columnist Claude Arpi about China, Tibet’s ties with India, his successor and more…
A Quest for Middle Path – July 6, 2010 (The New Indian Express)
On the occasion of his 75th Birthday, we can only wish a long life to His Holiness and a very bright and shining forehead. No doubt, millions of persons around the world, who believe in justice, peace and non-violence, will be praying to see more and more this glow on his forehead. It would be good for Tibet, but also good for China who desperately needs deeper values. Thirty years after Deng Xiaoping stated that ‘getting rich is glorious’, today, the economic differences have never been so deep between rich and poor in China and the tension never so high between the different ‘minorities’.
The Dalai Lama is perhaps the only person who could help the Chinese leadership to fulfill its dream to build a harmonious society in the Middle Kingdom. Will they seize or miss the chance?
The Dalai Lama of Tibet – July 6, 2010
Sixty years after the Chinese arrival in Tibet, many believe that the Dalai Lama is the key to stability on the Tibetan plateau. The sooner China will recognize this, the better it will be for the stability of the Middle Kingdom and peace in Asia.
The Dalai Lama’s Third Commitment
Tibet and its just Cause
Today the Dalai Lama says that his third commitment in life is the Tibetan issue “as a Tibetan and [I] carry the name of the Dalai Lama. Tibetans place their trust in him. [I] have a responsibility to act as the free spokesperson of the Tibetans in their struggle for justice. As far as this third commitment is concerned, it will cease to exist once a mutually beneficial solution is reached between the Tibetans and Chinese.”
In the early 50’s, there was no question of ‘beneficial’ solutions for Communist China and Tibet. The fate of the Roof of the World had just begun to unfold. But the Dalai Lama had the responsibility of a nation on his young shoulders.