The Dalai Lama is one of the most beloved world leaders alive today. His tireless commitment to encouraging basic human values like kindness, compassion, forgiveness, contentment, tolerance and self-discipline make him a popular speaker wherever he goes.

Isn’t this a sign that we’re all longing for a peaceful and happy life?

Although no stranger to tragedy, The Dalai tells us that he is fundamentally a happy person. His radiant smile and warm-hearted presence demonstrates the fact.  There is so much we can learn about true happiness from the Dalai Lama!

Here are 21 inspirational quotations from this great advocate of peace to inspire your quest for happiness, hope and harmony.

  • “The ultimate source of a happy life is warm-heartedness. This means extending to others the kind of concern we have for ourselves. On a simple level we find that if we have a compassionate heart we naturally have more friends. And scientists today are discovering that while anger and hatred eat into our immune system, warm-heartedness and compassion are good for our health.”

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