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In this UK Telegraph interview, the Dalai Lama discusses his daily schedule and his hopes for the future.
With so much at stake for this world leader, it is refreshing to see his jovial humor and the light of joy in his eyes. As peaceful warriors training in To-Shin Do, we hope that the Dalai Lama’s inspiration to serve humanity is a guiding force to anchor us to our deepest level training.
Every day we bow on the mat, we make a new promise to live by our student creed and code of ethics.
He (Dalai Lama) believes his popularity worldwide is due to his focus on common human desires for happiness and contentment. “Human beings – we are all physically, emotionally, the same. And importantly, everybody wants a happy life. We need money, it’s useful, but if we put all our hopes on these things, it’s wrong. We must look at our inner values, that’s the main thing to bring inner strength, self-confidence and inner peace. The ultimate source of happiness is within ourselves.”
The greatest single thing in life, he says, is the intelligence of human beings. “With the help of human intelligence, we have the ability to develop infinite love and infinite compassion.”
It is what drives his dedication to others, and inspires his favourite prayer from an eighth‑century Indian Buddhist master. “So long as space remains and suffering of sentient beings is there, I will remain to serve,” he recites. “That prayer really gives me inner strength.”
By Dean Nelson www.telegraph.co.uk
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