Today 6th of July, His Holiness The Dalai Lama The spiritual leader of Tibet turns 75.
I always had great admiration and respect for His Holiness The Dalai Lama, although, I have never ever got to see him in person. To me, His Holiness is a remarkable man. His commitment to peace is no easy matter after he left his Tibet 50 years ago. He knows very well he cannot go back to his Tibet for a long long time.
I always wondered how he managed to avoid starting an armed resistance in Tibet. In spite of what is happening in Tibet he still shows compassion for the Chinese regime. What a great man!
His Holiness has a nice way to reach out to people of all faiths. He doesn’t seek to convert anyone but rather sees his own religion as a way to enrich others of different faith. I know, this is very much in keeping with the Buddhist way which seeks everyone to become enlightened and free from suffering.
His Holiness is the best example of compassion.
And compassion, for him, isn’t simple.
What an incredible life this courageous and wise man has led! He is a living example of personal integrity and inner strength creating a better world.
The Dalai Lama will always be a legend for many more centuries, may his years ahead be filled with good health, strength and happiness.
Happy Birthday His Holiness!