This world can be saved
The world has enough technology now
If it’s old prejudices and stupidity can be dropped
We can make the whole world a paradise, nothing is lacking
If we can reach to the moon
If we can create so much destructive power
The same power can be transferred into creativity.
You are a guest
Leave this Earth, a little more beautiful
For those unknown guests who will be following you
Nobody belongs here
But for the moment we are here
And we have to make this moment as beautiful as possible.
Wherever you are, it will be here and now
Live as intentionally and totally now
Otherwise, life goes on slipping from your hands like water
Soon you will have empty hands
And meeting death with empty hands, is an utter failure.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s public talk on Reviving Indian Wisdom in Contemporary India at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi, India on February 5, 2017. The talk is organized by Vidyaloke, an Indian wisdom initiative that aspires to rekindle the Indian legacy of wisdom, intellectual and spiritual curiosity.