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From the Dalai Lama

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, donít lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three Rís:
* Respect for self, 
* Respect for others and
* Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Donít let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
7. When you realize youíve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open arms to change, but donít let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, youíll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Donít bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. Itís a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace youíve never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon. 

Stand with Tibet - Support the Dalai Lama
After decades of repression, Tibetans are crying out to the world for change. China's leaders are right now making a crucial choice between escalating brutality or dialogue that could determine the future of Tibet, and China. We can affect this historic choice -- China does care about its international reputation. But it will take an avalanche of global people power to get the government's attention. The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has called for restraint and dialogue: he needs the world's people to support him. Fill out the form below to sign the petition--and spread the word.


A Note from the Avaaz Team

Dear friends,

The global outcry over Tibet is rising fast - In just 5 days, 751,472 of us from 192 countries have come together to call for restraint and dialogue with the Dalai Lama. Even more amazing, we have told over 5 million of our friends about this important campaign - that's 1 million people per day!

A personal email from a friend is a powerful thing Ė it is helping to drive the global tide of concern. Let's push now to tell 5 million more friends, get over 1 million signatures this week, and deliver the largest global online petition in history to the Chinese government. Just forward the email below to a few more friends and family with a personal note from youÖ

The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Tibetan Manuscripts

  • The Whereabouts of the Tibetan Manuscripts from Dunhuang
  • A Resource for Reading Ancient Tibetan Manuscripts (Outside Link)
  • The Tibetan Manuscript Collection and the Foreign Language Reference Library
    • The Tibetan Manuscript Collection and the Foreign Language Reference Library contain more than 80,000 items, ranging from handwritten manuscripts and centuries old documents to contemporary books and periodicals. Parts of the collection are open to the public, while access to others is restricted to accredited scholars and researchers.
  • Guardians of the Sacred Word - Tibetan manuscript cover exhibition
  • Dharmapala Thangha Center: School of Thangka Painting
  • The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online
    • IDP is a ground-breaking international collaboration to make information and images of all manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artefacts from Dunhuang and archaeological sites of the Eastern Silk Road freely available on the Internet and to encourage their use through educational and research programmes. Tens of thousands of images along with catalogues, translations, historical photographs, archaeological site plans and much more are already freely available to all on the IDP DATABASE (add your search term in the box to the left or go to Advanced Search). This multilingual website and database is hosted by IDP's members in Britain, China, Russia, Japan and Germany.
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