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I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.

~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

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4 Responses to “The Purpose of Life”

  1. S,dharmasena October 14, 2010

    Has the saying goes,it can;t get any better then this.if anyone does not agreed with this statement. u are welcome to put into pratice n find the truth in it yourself. (Y) May LOve ,peace n living in harmony to all.
    SEna

  2. Alone in a Canyon December 23, 2010

    The key we are searching
    for is inner peace…
    it opens the :heart:

  3. No matter how fast or how much energy you put in to run after happiness, happiness will always be a few steps away from you.
    But if you do the reverse and run away from happiness, happiness will always be running after you!
    When you longer run after, or run away, from happiness; you understand the purpose of life.

  4. Sorry, should be……….
    When you no longer run after……

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