dalailama“Mutual respect is the foundation of genuine Harmony”  ~The Dalai Lama

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“The planet does not need more ‘successful’ people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane and these qualities have little to do with ‘success’ as our culture is the set.”
-Dalai Lama

Tenzin Gyatso
The 14th Dalai Lama
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Reign 17 November 1950 – present
Predecessor Thubten Gyatso
Prime Ministers
Tibetan བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ།
Wylie bstan ‘dzin rgya mtsho
Pronunciation [tɛ̃ ́tsĩ càtsʰo]
THDL Tenzin Gyatso
Father Choekyong Tsering
Mother Diki Tsering
Born 6 July 1935 (age 81)
Taktser, Amdo, Tibet
Signature 14th Dalai Lama's signature

14th Dalai Lama

is more than just a man to be admired, he is the teacher we all need.  My brother, of whom I have previously spoken, held him in high regard and while researching the quote from the book I gave my brother; I have come to understand his admiration.

“His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people”  In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and joined many other peaceful, wise, compassionate, giving and Harmonious people that share that award.

War is like a fire in the human community, one whose fuel is living beings. I find this analogy especially appropriate and useful. Modern warfare waged primarily with different forms of fire, but we are so conditioned to see it as thrilling that we talk about this or that marvelous weapon as a remarkable piece of technology without remembering that, if it is actually used, it will burn living people. War also strongly resembles a fire in the way it spreads. If one area gets weak, the commanding officer sends in reinforcements. This is throwing live people onto a fire. But because we have been brainwashed to think this way, we do not consider the suffering of individual soldiers. No soldiers want to be wounded or die. None of his loved ones wants any harm to come to him. If one soldier is killed, or maimed for life, at least another five or ten people – his relatives and friends – suffer as well. We should all be horrified by the extent of this tragedy, but we are too confused.”

I am thankful that I decided to work on this project concerning my brother’s notebook and learn something new and worthwhile every time I research a quote.  ~~dru~~