This is why I love the Dalai Lama

Handout from class I thought was awesome

Life instructions from the Dalai Lama

-Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risks.
-When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
-Follow the three R's:  Respect for self, respect for others, responsibility for all your actions.
-Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
-Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
-Do not let little disputes injure a great relationship
-When you realize that you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
-Spend some time alone every day.
-Open your heart and arms to change but don't let go of your values.
-Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
-Live a good, honorable life.  Then when you are older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
-A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
-In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation.  Don't bring up the past.
-Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
-Be gentle with the earth.
-Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.
-Remember that the best relationship in which your love for eachother exceeds your need for eachother.
-Judge your success by what you had to give to get it.
-Approach love and cooling with reckless abandon.