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When His Holiness won the Nobel Peace Prize, there was a quantum leap. He is not seen as solely a Tibetan anymore; he belongs to the world.
Mindfulness is a quality that's always there. It's an illusion that there's a meditation and post-meditation period, which I always find amusing, because you're either mindful or you're not.
I have made plenty of mistakes. The key to life is to learn from them. I have been a little too introspective, but I think that stemmed from insecurity or shyness. I took a long time to grow up.
Sometimes I'm kind of spacey. I'm like Ferdinand the bull, sniffing the daisy, not aware of time, of what's going on in the real world.
I have no sense of time, and I'm a dreamer.
I would rather be loved than have money and all that other stuff.
When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it's because of karma, some past connection.
Everyone responds to kindness.
My first encounter with Buddhist dharma would be in my early 20s. Like most young men, I was not particularly happy.
I don't think that bravery is about skin. Bravery is about a willingness to show emotional need.