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I have done one thing that I think is a contrib…

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 modern science. Since my childhood, I have a keen interest.

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 gent…

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.

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…

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, but you can train through education.

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 ow…

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.

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 de…

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.

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…

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.

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 institution…

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 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.

I am a simple Buddhist monk - no more, no less.

I am a simple Buddhist monk – no more, no less.

The Dalai Lama is just a temporal leader of Tib…

The Dalai Lama is just a temporal leader of Tibet.

The Dalai Lama is just a temporal leader of Tibet.

In most cases, my visits to the West are for pr…

In most cases, my visits to the West are for promotion of human values and religious harmony.

In most cases, my visits to the West are for promotion of human values and religious harmony.

Many Tibetans sacrifice their lives.

Many Tibetans sacrifice their lives.

Many Tibetans sacrifice their lives.

If I had remained in Lhasa, even without the Ch…

If I had remained in Lhasa, even without the Chinese occupation, I would probably have carried the ceremonial role in some orthodox way.

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 t…

The Tibetan people will need to determine who the next reincarnation of the Dalai Lama is.

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 …

As long as I am alive, I am fully committed to amity between Tibetans and Chinese. Otherwise there's no use.

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 re…

I think really, China, Chinese, I think they really have a long history of civilization, rich culture.

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 cha…

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 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 …

I think there's every reason this 21st century will be much happier.

I think there’s every reason this 21st century will be much happier.

Death means change our clothes. Clothes become …

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.

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 want to be just a pure spiritual leader.

I want to be just a pure spiritual leader.

I feel exhausted if I teach too long.

I feel exhausted if I teach too long.

I feel exhausted if I teach too long.

Wherever I go meeting the public… spreading a…

Wherever I go meeting the public... spreading a message of human values, spreading a message of harmony, is the most important thing.

Wherever I go meeting the public… spreading a message of human values, spreading a message of harmony, is the most important thing.

I consider myself as a free spokesman for the p…

I consider myself as a free spokesman for the people.

I consider myself as a free spokesman for the people.

Number of people have said to me, after hearing…

Number of people have said to me, after hearing your thinking, their mind becomes much more happier.

Number of people have said to me, after hearing your thinking, their mind becomes much more happier.

Some mischievous people always there. Last seve…

Some mischievous people always there. Last several thousand years, always there. In future, also.

Some mischievous people always there. Last several thousand years, always there. In future, also.

In order to become prosperous, a person must in…

In order to become prosperous, a person must initially work very hard, so he or she has to sacrifice a lot of leisure time.

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 abili…

I think technology really increased human ability. But technology cannot produce compassion.

I think technology really increased human ability. But technology cannot produce compassion.

My desire to devolve authority has nothing to d…

My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility.

My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility.

Today different ethnic groups and different nat…

Today different ethnic groups and different nations come together due to common sense.

Today different ethnic groups and different nations come together due to common sense.

Computers make me totally blank out.

Computers make me totally blank out.

Computers make me totally blank out.

The important thing is that men should have a p…

The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.

The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.

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