The Dalai Lama is celebrating his 75h birthday on 6 July. Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, usually shortened to Tenzin Gyatso (born Lhamo Döndrub, 1935) is the 14th Dalai Lama, a spiritual leader revered among the people of Tibet and of the World.
Turn vegetarian on Dalai Lama’s birthday: the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress and Regional Tibetan Women’s Association, Bylakuppe, will celebrate the 75th birthday of the Dalai Lama on Tuesday, in a unique way this year, launching a campaign inviting people to turn vegetarians. According to the president of the Youth Congress, Pema Tsewang and Women’s Association president Tenzin Wangmo, turning to vegetarianism would be a befitting birthday present to Dalai Lama, who always advocates love and compassion to all, including animals.
Selected Dalai Lama quotes: This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DALAI LAMA! Peace and metta.