Monday Morning Photos

For today’s edition of Monday Morning Photos, we bring you someone who is not necessarily a fashion icon, but an icon of peace. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is thought to be the descendant of a spiritual leader who has been reborn in order to enlighten others. Though officially he is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, his teachings can be applied universally. Above all, he strives to teach human compassion and works to promote basic human values in the quest for human happiness. Here are a few words of wisdom to keep in mind as you continue your journey through life:

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with President Barack Obama

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that the does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

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