The people living in the impoverished neighborhood of Chamroen, Cambodia…
“No matter what part of the world we come from, we are all basically the same human beings. We all seek happiness and try to avoid suffering. We have the same basic human needs and concerns. All of us human beings want freedom and the right to determine our own destiny as individuals and as peoples. That is human nature.”
“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”
“I pray for all of us, oppressor and friend, that together we succeed in building a better world through human understanding and love, and that in doing so we may reduce the pain and suffering of all sentient beings.”
~ Dalai Lama, upon accepting his Nobel Peace Prize
in Oslo, Norway – December 10, 1989