The Quotidian, December 14, 2010 ~ Calmness and Compassion

“Remember that calmness and compassion are an important part of living a fruitful, positive human life.” ~ Dalai Lama (born July 6, 1935)

Tenzin Gyatso, His Holines the 14th Dalai Lama, is an influential Tibetan Buddhist leader and proponent of Tibetan autonomy from China. In recent years he has moderated his stance toward Tibetan independence. Additionally, he is an author, public speaker, educator, and Nobel Peace laureate.

[Source for quotation: DalaiLama tweet on Twitter December 12, 2010. Source for date and biographical information: Wikipedia, accessed December 14, 2010.]

According to Wikipedia, “on December 10, 1989 the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize The [Prize] committee recognized his efforts in ‘the struggle of the liberation of Tibet and the efforts for a peaceful resolution instead of using violence.’ ”

When I see pictures of Tenzin Gyatso, I always smile because he is such a kind, compassionate, evolved and joy-filled person. Blessings to Tenzin Gyatso and the people of Tibet.

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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