Do you feel like your life is a success? What does a successful life look like to you? For some people, a successful life means making lots of money; for others, it means gaining power. Since you are here, though, I’m guessing that a successful like means something different, or at least something more, to you.
When it comes to leading a successful life while walking a soulful path, few people can speak with as much authority as His Holiness The Dalai Lama. As the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, he has said that his life is guided by three major commitments: the promotion of basic human values or secular ethics in the interest of human happiness; the fostering of inter-religious harmony; and the preservation of Tibet’s Buddhist culture, a culture of peace and non-violence. (And yes, he has his own website: http://www.dalailama.com/ :) )
During his talk at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, a student asked the Dalai Lama what it means to lead a successful life. Here is his response. (2:05)
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