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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Moral thinking is the source of happiness

September 9, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
September 8 2010

Dharamshala -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama this
morning began a three-day discourse at the
request of Buddhist devotees from the South East Asian countries.

In his introductory address, His Holiness the
Dalai Lama said his efforts are directed towards
the welfare of the entire 7 billion people in this world.

As a practitioner of Buddhism, I always pray for
the happiness and well-being of the entire sentient beings, he said.

All the people living in this world are
interrelated and the future well-being of one
individual is linked with that of the world's entire 7 billion people, he said.

If the over all situation in this world is
peaceful, happy and without conflicts, an
individual person will get great benefit from it.

His Holiness said: I always consider myself as
one of the 7 billion people and that we are all
made up of the same physical body. Our feelings
are also same as that of human beings. More
importantly, we all want to lead a happy life and
do not want suffering. As nobody likes conflicts,
all have the same right to lead a happy life.

We try to seek happiness in our lives from
material things. Even though the material values
are important part of our needs, but it alone can
not develop the inner peace. I hope you all have
experienced this. When there is success and lots
of money in one's life, the feeling of greed,
hatred and suspicion increases. Therefore,
depending only on material things will sometimes
bring extra problem and panic in one's life, he said.

The root source of our happiness - His Holiness
the Dalai Lama said - is the value of our way of thinking.

More than 5,000 people, including 300 Buddhist
followers from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and
Hong Kong are attending the teachings.
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