A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
All religions try to benefit people, with the same basic message of the need for love and compassion, for justice and honesty, for contentment.
Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute.
Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute. So that view is very helpful to maintain a peace of mind because the main destroyer of a peaceful mind is anger.
As a human being, anger is a part of our mind. Irritation also part of our mind. But you can do - anger come, go. Never keep in your sort of - your inner world, then create a lot of suspicion, a lot of distrust, a lot of negative things, more worry.
As long as I am alive, I am fully committed to amity between Tibetans and Chinese. Otherwise there's no use.
At the beginning when the child is coming, people worry the child may be deformed. When a healthy boy or child comes, people are very happy for a short moment.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Because of lack of moral principle, human life becomes worthless. Moral principle, truthfulness, is a key factor. If we lose that, then there is no future.
Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health.
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.
Chinese people themselves, they really want change.
Computers make me totally blank out.
Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.
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.
Disagreement is something normal.
Even an animal, if you show genuine affection, gradually trust develops... If you always showing bad face and beating, how can you develop friendship?
Even when a person has all of life's comforts - good food, good shelter, a companion - he or she can still become unhappy when encountering a tragic situation.
Even when we have physical hardships, we can be very happy.
Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something's wrong. He's not right in the brain.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.
I always believe the rule by king or official leader is outdated. Now we must catch up with the modern world.
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 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 confident I will set foot again in Tibet in my lifetime.
I am just one human being.