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My main hope is finally, in the field of modern education, to introduce an education on the heat, not on the religion, but on the common experience and a common sense, then a scientific discovery.
The basic Buddhist position on the issue of gender equality is old. At the highest tantric levels, at the highest esoteric level, you must respect women: every woman.
I did something that, in my opinion, is a contribution: I helped Buddhist science with modern science to associate. No other Buddhist did that. Other llamas, I do not think they ever paid attention to modern science. Since my childhood, I have a keen interest.
The appearance is something absolute, but the reality is not everything is interdependent, not absolute. This point of view is therefore very useful for maintaining peace of mind because the main destroyer of a peaceful mind is anger.
Too much egocentric attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme egoistic attitude is the source of suffering.
When you are unhappy, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say, "Oh yes, I already have everything I really need."
My main concern is to meet the public because my main commitment is to promote human value, human affection, compassion and religious harmony.
I always tell people that religious institutions and political institutions must be separated. So while I say that to people, I continue to combine them. Hypocrisy!
There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that everyone can adopt. And, of course, there are Christian monks and nuns who already use Buddhist methods to develop their devotion, compassion and forgiveness.
As a human being, anger is part of our mind. Irritation is also part of our mind. But you can do anger comes, go. Never stay in your kind of your inner world, then create a lot of suspicion, a lot of mistrust, a lot of negative things, no more worries.
It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we discover that we can not help others, the least we can do is to give up on them.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple;
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart as much as possible. From there will come happiness, in the short and long term, for yourself and for others.
One thing I want to clarify, as far as my own rebirth is concerned, the final authority is myself and no one else, and obviously not the Chinese communists.
I am sometimes sad when I hear the personal stories of Tibetan refugees who have been tortured or beaten. Some irritation, some anger comes. But it never lasts long. I always try to think at a deeper level, to find ways to console myself.
Because of a lack of moral principle, human life becomes worthless. The moral principle, veracity, is a key factor. If we lose that, then there is no future.