12 Dalai Lama quotes that will make you think differently about happiness

The 14th Dalai Lama was born as Lhamo Dondrub in a village in Tibet in 1935, 80 years ago today.

He fled his home during the Chinese occupation of Tibet and soon set up a government in exile in India.

The monk has been the spiritual leader of his people and his religion since he was 15 years old. He’s also one of the foremost authors and philosophers within Tibetan Buddhism, having authored books like “The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living,” “How To Practice: The Way To A Meaningful Life,” and “Beyond Religion: Ethics for the Whole World.”

In 1989 he won the Nobel Peace prize, and he continues to travel the world giving talks on compassion, the nature of truth, and happiness.

Scroll through to see some of his most inspiring words on happiness.

On responsibility

On impact

On necessity

On rules

On perspective

On seeking

On debate

On compassion

On spirituality

On satisfaction

On religion

On meaning

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