The definitive guide to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's Australian tour covering Melbourne, Geelong, Canberra and Sydney from 18 to 27 May 2002. It gives modern meaning to Lord Buddha's Four Noble Truths which are relevant to modern times as much if not more so than in previous eras. This talk takes the listener into the very heart of daily life, exploring the purpose of a good human life.
Dalai Lama on finding inner peace and happiness in a material world."His Guide to Happiness is of course influenced by Buddhism. But it really is not a religious approach but rather a very practical one: We can achieve happiness by developing our mind and applying it, in other words by personal development.Dalai Lama on finding inner peace and happiness in a material world.
One great question underlies our experience, whether we think about it consciously or not: What is the purpose of life? Why do we sometimes struggle to live happier lives. He considesd this question, and share thoughts in the hope that they will be of direct, practical benefit to those who listen.
The Dalai Lama states, "I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affect this. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. I don't know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness."
MP3 format on disc, 3.5 hours of teachings.