Tenzin Gyatso (1935), born Lhamo Dondhup is the fourteenth and current Dalai Lama, spiritual and political leader of Tibet. His role has been key in the Tibet conflict during the second half of the twentieth century. His peaceful resistance against the aggressions of the Chinese government, which forced him into exile in 1959 along with 80,000 other Tibetans who decided to accompany him to India, has earned him numerous awards, most notably the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007, prompting a formal protest from the Chinese regime.
His speeches, compiled in more than a hundred literary essays, convey the Buddhist doctrine and his thoughts and teachings about the human being and the surrounding environment, and that's the case of this famous quote:
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