Dalai Lama: Respect and Compassion Necessary to Dialogue
"My Religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."
Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is known for his straight talk and his compassion. He has been a steady advocate of the idea that our collective destiny is linked. When we hate and war with each other, we create the seeds of our mutual destruction. So, what is the answer? Compassion.
Science has begun to show that compassion is not only good for a peaceful world, but it's imperative to our physical health. Numerous articles in recent years have extolled the benefits of compassion.
- Association for Psychological Science - The Compassionate Mind
- US News & World Report - The Surprising Benefits of Compassion Meditation
- Psychology Today - Empathy: There's an App for That
In this brief video from a 2010 talk at Stanford University, the Dalai Lama lays out the sensible path where respect and compassion are the precursors to dialogue and change.
May your heart be filled with peace today!
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