I have done one thing that I think is a contribution: I helped Buddhist science and modern science combine. No other Buddhist has done that. Other lamas, I don’t think they ever pay attention to…
Of course, when I say that human nature is gentleness, it is not 100 percent so. Every human being has that nature, but there are many people acting against their nature, being false.
If you have religious faith, very good, you can add on secular ethics, then religious belief, add on it, very good. But even those people who have no interest about religion, okay, it’s not religion,…
One thing I want to make clear, as far as my own rebirth is concerned, the final authority is myself and no one else, and obviously not China’s Communists.
I don’t think generally politician come from democratic country. I think not that thinking. But sometimes little bit short-sighted. They are mainly looking for their next vote.
China has to go along with world trends. That’s democracy, liberty, individual freedom. China sooner or later has to go that way. It cannot go backward.
I always tell people that religious institutions and political institutions should be separate. So while I’m telling people this, I myself continue with them combined. Hypocrisy!
I am a simple Buddhist monk – no more, no less.
The Dalai Lama is just a temporal leader of Tibet.
In most cases, my visits to the West are for promotion of human values and religious harmony.
Many Tibetans sacrifice their lives.
If I had remained in Lhasa, even without the Chinese occupation, I would probably have carried the ceremonial role in some orthodox way.
The Tibetan people will need to determine who the next reincarnation of the Dalai Lama is.
As long as I am alive, I am fully committed to amity between Tibetans and Chinese. Otherwise there’s no use.
I think really, China, Chinese, I think they really have a long history of civilization, rich culture.
I always say that people should not rush to change religions. There is real value in finding the spiritual resources you need in your home religion.
I think there’s every reason this 21st century will be much happier.
Death means change our clothes. Clothes become old, then time to come change. So this body become old, and then time come, take young body.
I want to be just a pure spiritual leader.
I feel exhausted if I teach too long.
I consider myself as a free spokesman for the people.
Number of people have said to me, after hearing your thinking, their mind becomes much more happier.
Some mischievous people always there. Last several thousand years, always there. In future, also.
In order to become prosperous, a person must initially work very hard, so he or she has to sacrifice a lot of leisure time.
I think technology really increased human ability. But technology cannot produce compassion.
Today different ethnic groups and different nations come together due to common sense.
Computers make me totally blank out.
The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.