Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama was born on July 6, 1935 and was formally recognized as the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism just four years later.
In addition to being a great spiritual leader for a major world religion, Gyatso is an outspoken activist for many secular world issues, such as: the environment, human rights, non-violence, interfaith dialogue, and reproductive health, in addition to Tibetan sovereignty.
He has given countless talks to both Buddhist and non-Buddhist audiences worldwide on a large variety of subjects, and remains quite active to this day despite his advanced age. He is also the author of numerous books.
Here are a set of instructions straight from the source on how to lead a life of karmic positivity:

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

Follow the three R’s:
-  Respect for self,
-  Respect for others and
-  Responsibility for all your actions.

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship.

When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

Spend some time alone every day.

Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.

Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

Be gentle with the earth.

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.

If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

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