If your mind is scattered, it is quite powerless. Distraction here and there opens the way for counterproductive emotions, leading to many kinds of trouble.
We have to take care of ourselves without selfishly taking care of ourselves.
In our age of instant gratification, any information can be googled in a matter of seconds, but real knowledge and wisdom take time.
Lust and hatred give rise to the other counterproductive emotions and thereby create a whole lot of trouble in this world.
We cannot bring peace if we do not have inner peace.
The more time you spend thinking about yourself, the more suffering you will experience.
I never dreamt, in my dream, I'm Dalai Lama.
To be kind, honest and have positive thoughts; to forgive those who harm us and treat everyone as a friend; to help those who are suffering and never to consider ourselves superior to anyone else: even if this advice seems rather simplistic, make the effort of seeing whether by following it you can find greater happiness.
It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.