On his birthday, the Dalai Lama tells us what to remember for as long as we live

On July 6, the 14th Dalai Lama, on his 86th birthday, called on everyone to non-violence and compassion and promised to personally adhere to these principles.

“My dear friends! On my birthday, I am giving you a gift. Please remember about it. Until my death, I will adhere to non-violence and compassion. This is my offering to my friends. I hope that my friends will also adhere to non-violence and compassion... This is my account of my life before you. All people, our brothers and sisters, should remember these two values - non-violence and compassion for as long as they live,” the Dalai Lama said in his address.
The spiritual leader of the Buddhists thanked those who treat him with love and trust and promised until the end of his days "to serve humanity and help preserve climatic conditions."
The 14th Dalai Lama (Ngagwang Lovzang Tenjin Gyamtskho) was born on July 6, 1935 into a peasant family in a village in north-eastern Tibet. In 1937 he was recognized as the reincarnation of his predecessor, the 13th Dalai Lama, and he was enthroned in 1940.
Tibet was incorporated into China in 1959, therefore the Dalai Lama became a refugee and settled in India. After a while thousands of Tibetans moved there, most of them settled in the same area as their leader.

The Nobel Peace Prize 1989 was awarded to the 14th Dalai Lama "for advocating peaceful solutions based upon tolerance and mutual respect in order to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of his people." He pays special attention to the development of education and the interaction of Buddhism with modern science throughout his life, and he has been actively cooperating with prominent Russian scientists in recent years.