The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama is the former political head of Tibet and the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people​. He is the 14th in a line of successors considered to be incarnations of the bodhisattva of compassion. ​In 1989, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent campaign to end the Chinese domination of Tibet​.
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The Self-Confidence of a Bodhisattva

Hearing about bodhisattvas’ ability to cherish others more than themselves, we may doubt, “If I abandon all self-interest and only cherish others, I will neglect myself and my suffering will increase.” Cherishing others does not mean ignoring our own needs and caring only for others. If we did that, we would fall into a deplorable […]

The Dalai Lama and Ven. Thubten Chodron
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