The Meaning of Life, according to The Dalai Lama.

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The Dalai Lama, perhaps because of his language and ability to communicate with peoples all around the world, knows how to strike to the heart of Dharma, and keep it pithy, and accessible.

The point of life, after all, isn’t just to eat, sleep, brush our teeth, get married, work, travel, etc. It’s to be of benefit. And when we think of others, first, we discover our own joy comes right along.
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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “The Meaning of Life, according to The Dalai Lama.”

  1. nunh says:

    The Dalai Lama is so awesome and inspiring!

  2. @TifanyLee says:

    Love this reminder! I was just watching a Walk the Talk interview with Byron Katie and this reminds me of the idea that our thinking is the root of our unhappiness. Here's to not thinking, but focusing on benefiting others…

  3. Amy E says:

    Love the Dalai Lama…a great crusader for peace. These are the ultimate truths. Thanks for the inspiration.

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