The Dalai Lama's The Art Of Happiness

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of many countries in different continents and cultures. Yet, the limitation is that they did not include other Arab countries from the Middle East or African nations, where they might find other results that support their conclusions. Another limitation is the difficulty of measuring social justice in a country because there might be different interpretations on this issue that depends on social classes. On the other hand, there are contradicting views on money. According to the Dalai Lama (the head of Tibetan Buddhism) in an interview with Howard Culter in "The Art of Happiness" in 1998," If people base their happiness on wealth, they will lose their happiness. If they base their happiness on connectedness to other people, they will still have something valuable if they lose their money". This is how the Dalai Lama thinks about happiness. In fact, he thinks that compassion for other person is the basis for anyone 's happiness. Yet, he believes that," Money is good. It is important. Without money, daily survival — not to mention further development — is impossible. So we are not even questioning its importance. At the same time, it is wrong to consider money as a substance endowed with some power of its own. To think that money is everything and that just by having lots of it all our problems will be solved is a serious mistake." He states his opinion mentioning both the positive and the negative sides of money. He thinks that it is important in real life; it buys success,

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