Does the Dalai Lama Surf?

Does the Dalai Lama Surf?
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Its amazing how someone so wise and inspirational is also hilarious! Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama has so many amazing quotes and many of them are also funny.

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

Who is the Dalai Lama? Dalai Lamas are the head monks of the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. The 14th and current Dalai Lama, was given full poiltical power at the age of 15. Can you imagine that? In the United States a 15 year old isn’t even old enough to drive without adult supervision, legally consume alcohol or enlist in the military, yet he was given complete political control.

He has held the title longer, and traveled more than any of his predecessors. After he was exiled during the Tibetan Uprising of 1959, established a government in India, and focused on caring for the 80,000 refugees that followed him out of Tibet. In 1989, he won the Nobel Peace Prize, and is well known for his lifelong advocacy for Tibetans living  in and outside of Tibet.

To date, the Dalai Lama has received more than 84 awards, honorary doctorates and prizes in recognition of work towards peace and nonviolence.

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Imagine you’re fortunate enough to meet his holiness the Dalai Lama, what would you ask him? Thinking he’s probably tired of answering spiritual questions, when surfing legend Kelly Slater had the chance to ask him anything he wanted, the question he posed was: “Have you even been interested in catching a wave?” Watch this clip to see how his holiness responded:

Dalai Lama on love:

“Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

“Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

“Love is the absence of judgment.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

The Dalai Lama on success:

“Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

Dalai Lama on luck:

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

On happiness:

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

“Silence is sometimes the best answer”
― Dalai Lama XIV

Dalai Lama quotesSource: PTTOW Facebook

The Dalai Lama spoke to the nation’s top marketers for the first time ever at the 2011 PTTOW! Youth Summit. The PTTOW! conference is an invitation only event that includes business leaders from many major industries globally and  young people. They meet to engage in an active dialog around using corporate strength to empower today’s youth through media and culture.

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