Chinese people themselves, they really want change.
The Tibetan people will need to determine who the next reincarnation of the Dalai Lama is.
I always say that people should not rush to change religions. There is real value in finding the spiritual resources you need in your home religion.
I never dreamt, in my dream, I’m Dalai Lama.
The Dalai Lama is just a temporal leader of Tibet.
Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.
I am confident I will set foot again in Tibet in my lifetime.
The basic Buddhist stand on the question of equality between the genders is age-old. At the highest tantric levels, at the highest esoteric level, you must respect women: every woman.
The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.
I became the Dalai Lama not on a volunteer basis.
Because of lack of moral principle, human life becomes worthless. Moral principle, truthfulness, is a key factor. If we lose that, then there is no future.
Today different ethnic groups and different nations come together due to common sense.
Computers make me totally blank out.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.
I think technology really increased human ability. But technology cannot produce compassion.