A monk of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, the Dalai Lama gives you his top ten rules of success in any aspect of life.
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
– Dalai Lama
He’s a monk of the Gelug or “Yellow Hat” school of Tibetan Buddhism, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso.
The 14th Dalai Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
He’s Dalai Lama and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.
1. Help others
He's considered to be the successor in a line of tulkus who are believed to be incarnations of Avalokiteśvara.
2. Don't care what others say
The name is a combination of the Mongolic word dalai meaning "ocean" and the Tibetan word བླ་མ་ (bla-ma) meaning "guru, teacher, mentor".
3. Pay attention to your inner values
From 1642 until the 1950s (except for 1705 to 1750), the Dalai Lamas headed the Tibetan government (or Ganden Phodrang) in Lhasa.
4. Be calm
Despite his humble beginnings, the 14th Dalai Lama had become the joint most popular world leader by 2013.
5. Have compassion
The 14th Dalai Lama was not formally enthroned until 17 November 1950, during the Battle of Chamdo with the People's Republic of China.
6. Be determined
During the 1959 Tibetan uprising, the Dalai Lama fled to India, where he currently lives as a refugee.
Despite becoming 80 years old in 2015 he maintains a busy international lectures and teaching schedule. Watch: Why Meditate?
8. Keep things in perspective
The Dalai Lama's best known teaching subject is the rules of Kalachakra tantra which, as of 2014, he had conferred a total of 33 times.
9. Develop friendships
On 29 May 2011, the Dalai Lama retired from the Central Tibetan Administration.
10. Share funny stories
The Dalai Lama is the author of numerous books on Buddhism.
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