The Dalai Lama has many immensely beneficial insights in relation to the search for inner peace. For the last 61 years he has been sharing and urging the world to move in the direction of a peaceful and compassionate humanity. Recently the Dalai Lama visited Japan which is still feeling the effects of the tsunami tragedy. He visited the small temple town of Koyasan, where he addressed young Buddhist priests and answered many questions they had about the future, inner peace and the environment.
“Responding to questions on ways of bringing lasting happiness and inner peace, the Dalai Lama noted that happiness originating from inner peace and independent of sensorial feelings is deeper and remains longer.
“Inner peace comes from nurturing genuine love and compassion for others. Buddhism teaches us about bringing inner peace through the training of the mind,”
“Inner peace will not come as a blessing from above”.The Dalai Lama said that he too used to feel frustrated when he was young while responding a query from a juvenile priest.
“When young, you have a lot of enthusiasm but lack in patience and experience. Things are not so easy to come,”
“But don’t worry. Wait for another 5 to 10 years”.
Citing greed and extreme self-centredness as the cause of all major human problems including the global economic crisis and the earth’s deteriorating ecology, the Dalai Lama called for a more holistic and far-sighted approach.
“The environment is ours; it is on this planet. We should overcome out short-term interests and think more holistically,”
Expressing his “deep sadness” over the tragedy caused by the recent tsunami, His Holiness, while giving hope to the Japanese people said that he would be visiting the affected areas to “share the painful experience” of the victims.
“You people built your nation from the ashes of the destruction of World War II. With the Japanese spirit and self-confidence, you can bring inner as well as outer development,” the Dalai Lama said.
“Improvement will definitely come”.Original Source
What thoughts or insights help you on the search for inner peace?