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From the archive: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in 2010
By | Emory Law | Dec 5, 2017 12:12:00 AM

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama spoke at CSLR's Interfaith Summit on Happiness in 2010, along with Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth, Katherine Jefferts Schori, 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University.

As part of his remarks, he said: "I always believe and also share with the people, the very purpose of our life is for happiness. Those nonbeliever also they felt that religion — religious faith is a — brings a lot of sort of complication. So without that, they feel the easier to achieve happy life. So I think the very purpose of our existence is for happiness. So that mentioned, your Constitution. And then also is equally their right. You see, happiness not come from sky, but we must make a happy life. So we have a responsibility. The government cannot provide happiness. Happiness must create within ourselves and our family. So ultimately, our own responsibility, isn’t it?"

A video of the discussion may be found here

And a transcript is available here.