Wise Selfish

If we make consistent effort, based on proper education, we can change the world. We are selfish, that’s natural, but we need to be wisely selfish, not foolishly selfish. We have to concern ourselves more with others’ well-being, that’s the way to be wisely selfish.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Practice Compassion

We’re social creatures, we depend on each other, which is why we need a sense of concern for others’ well-being. Compassion is what’s important and you don’t have to be religious to practice it. Practicing compassion here and now—living a meaningful life—is what is most important.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama


One of my commitments is to promote human values based on common sense and scientific findings. What we need is more self-confidence, which comes from concern for others’ well-being. The real source of inner strength and self-confidence is warm-heartedness.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Take care of others

Someone may be very rich and powerful but without any trusted friends they will never be happy. Someone else may be poor but if they are surrounded by trusting friends they’ll be happy. Therefore, taking care of others is the best way to fulfill our own interests.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Never Giver Up!

We should use our unique human intelligence to solve challenges we face, and never give up or tell ourselves there’s no hope. If we have a positive goal and we’re well-motivated to seek the well-being of others, no matter how difficult it is to achieve, we can remain determined.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Peaceful Mind

Anything that decides our day depends on how we start our day at our home, and how we started thinking as soon as we wake up. Therefore, a peaceful mind and a harmonious homely environment are as important as Churches and Temples that leave everyone in peace and ease.