The Art of Happiness

by Dalai Lama
Tibet
Born on 6 Jul 1935
Spiritual Leader



Approach Others with Compassion (1)

If you approach others with the thought of compassion, that will automatically reduce fear and allow an openness with other people. It creates a positive, friendly atmosphere. With that attitude, you...

Reset Our Priorities (2)

When life becomes too complicated and we feel overwhelmed, itís often useful just to stand back and remind ourselves of our overall purpose, our overall goal. When faced with a feeling of stagnation ...

Training for Change (3)

No matter what activity or practice we are pursuing, there isn't anything that isn't made easier through constant familiarity and training. Through training, we can change; we can transform ourselves...

Every Minute is Something Precious (4)

Sometimes when I meet old friends, it reminds me how quickly time passes. And it makes me wonder if we've utilized our time properly or not. Proper utilization of time is so important. While we have ...


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The Art of Happiness

Dalai Lama

 

On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
Essays