Speaking at a session organised by the Ananta Centre, the Dalai Lama said "it is our collective responsibility to ensure a compassionate humanity." The 79-year-old also said, "I have been a refugee for over 50 years, but have never given up hope or determination." Watch his entire speech here.
Here are the highlights:
We need to create the one-ness of 7 billion human beings.
I am nearly 80, I am still studying. Your whole life, remain a student.
Real transformation of India must take place in rural areas, not with more buildings and shops in Delhi and Bangalore.
The South Indian brain is something special, I think because they drink so much coconut water (laughs). So I also drink it.
I love President Bush as a human being, he was warm and informal not ceremonial.
Serving humanity is the best form of serving God, of worship.
Use education. It is best way of removing the differences that divide us. Teach secular ethics in schools.
In over 55 years of being a refugee, have never given up hope or determination.
It is our collective responsibility to create a compassionate humanity.
NOTE: This was originally posted in December 2014.