happy 87th birthday to His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama! 💫
bows of gratitude for his continued presence and his persistent message of compassion as the vehicle for resolving the world’s problems. may he live in good health for many years to come, continuing to be a light of compassion and peace.
from His Holiness:
“Every day, think as you wake up, ‘Today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”
HH The 14th Dalai Lama
📸: Ruven Afanador for TIME