Dalai Lama Says Compassion is the Key to Happiness

October 28, 2010

In a recent interview, his holiness was asked what the key to happiness was. (What else are you going to ask him?) According to the DL, it isn’t educational success or financial success. The key to happiness is compassion, empathy for other human beings. I guess this isn’t a real shocker. He is the Dalai Lama after all. He’s not going to say that it’s all about the Benjamins.  Even though most of his buddies are rich Hollywood types. Is the DL over-simplifying life? Probably, but maybe simplifying life is the key to happiness too.

But he makes a good point. If you’re the type of person who treats people badly, you’re probably not a very happy person. If, in your pursuit of success, you leave people in your wake then you are creating an aura of misery. And misery always finds a way of coming back to you. Your conscience always finds a way of haunting you. Karma is a bitch. That’s my quote, not the Dalai Lama’s.

2 Responses to “Dalai Lama Says Compassion is the Key to Happiness”

  1. savorydish said

    Dear Bible Thumper,
    Your holier than thou attitude concerns me. I’m sorry if I upset you, but that anger you feel is something YOU need to deal with. Lashing out at me won’t fix your inferiority complex.
    I am not the Dalai Lama or Jesus. And therefore I do not share their blind compassion. I reserve my compassion for loved ones and those I feel deserve it. If someone like yourself wants to drown in self-pity and bitterness that is your choice. Don’t expect me or the world to feel sorry for you.
    Maybe you should read more of that Bible you keep waving around and lead by example. Nobody cares that you are angry, as long as you keep it to yourself.

  2. Laura said

    “There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.”
    Nathaniel Branden

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