Dalai Lama on the unique and brilliantly simple purpose of human life

The calendar autumn begins tomorrow. There is no need to be sad about it. It is a wonderful time of the year. And if you have good books to read, then the sadness will disappear, as if it never existed. Life is all. There are four seasons. And we are in this wonderful whirlwind.

A man is looking for an answer to the question about the purpose of life. Many never find it. It is believed that this is very difficult and is given only to a select few. The 14th Dalai Lama debunks this myth. He gives a simple and clear answer to this question.


“I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter.

The Buddha recognized that human self-motivation is a powerful driving factor. Nevertheless, he concluded that human desires couldn’t be fully satisfied, since these desires form a never-ending cycle. People cannot be truly happy if they do not have friendly and just good relationships with other people.
Moreover, building good relations is a two-way process. A person cannot build positive relationships with just to satisfy his own desires. Happiness is not what we want or what we have; its’ origin is of some completely different nature. It exists regardless of what we have or what we manage to achieve. "
Based on the book of the 14th Dalai Lama "The Art of Happiness"