Top 10 Quotes by Dalai Lama
When we think carefully, we see that the brief elation we experience when appeasing sensual impulses may not be very different from what the drug addict feels when indulging his or her habit. Temporary relief is soon followed by a craving for more. And in just the same way that taking drugs in the end only causes trouble, so, too, does much of what we undertake to fulfill our immediate sensory desires.
We are driven by self-interest, itâ€™s necessary to survive. But we need wise self-interest that is generous and co-operative, taking othersâ€™ interests into account. Co-operation comes from friendship, friendship comes from trust, and trust comes from kind-heartedness. Once you have a genuine sense of concern for others, thereâ€™s no room for cheating, bullying or exploitation.