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Brief author info: Dalai Lama (1935- ) Tibetan spiritual and political leader (Tenzin Gyatso) Leader of Tibetan Buddhism; temporal head of Tibet. As young leader, sought to compromise with China's Mao Zedong, then resisted increasing Chinese encroachment; led his government into exile in India during Chinese invasion. Seeks nonviolent solution to Chinese control; strong proponent for self-government of Tibet and for nonviolence in world disputes. Winner of Nobel Prize for peace (1989).
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Learning to forgive is much more useful than merely picking up a stone and throwing it at the object of one's anger, the more so when the provocation is extreme. For it is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.
We live very close together. So, our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
We live very close together. So, our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them at least don't hurt them.
I hold the view that death is rather like changing one's clothes when they are torn and old. It is not an end in itself. Yet death is unpredictable-you do not know when and howT it will take place.
To my mind, there are two things that, in life, you can do about death. Either you can choose to ignore it, in which case you may have some success in making the idea of it go away for a limited period of time, or you can confront the prospect of your own death and try to analyze it and, in so doing, try to minimize some of the inevitable suffering that it causes. Neither way can you actually overcome it.
Chairman Mao once said that political power comes from the barrel of a gun. He was only partly right: power that comes from the barrel of a gun can be effective only for a short time. In the end, peoples love for truth, justice, freedom, and democracy will triumph. No matter what governments do, the human spirit will always prevail.
Black Power If the motive is good, and there are no other possibilities, then seen most deeply it [violence] is nonviolence, because its aim is to help others.
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