“Love brings self-confidence”: 7 quotes from His Holiness the Dalai Lama at TED2015


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Dalai Lama in conversation with Chris Anderson. Dalai Lama in conversation with Chris Anderson.

On the final day of TED2015, Curator Chris Anderson reveals an exclusive video conversation between him and his Holiness the Dalai Lama, filmed in Vancouver in October 2014. In their talk, the Dalai Lama speaks about two kinds of happiness, how all humans can coexist, and the cooperation between science and Buddhism. And most important, that he is extremely hopeful about peace in the next century. Here are seven quotes we loved from him:

1. “Our very existence is very much based on hope.”

2. “Love brings self-confidence. Anger brings fear.”

3. “Real gun control must take place here [in the heart].”

4. “We are social animals. My future depends on [others]. Their suffering is ultimately your suffering.”

5. “In all major world religious traditions, their real message is same: the message of love.”

6. “The scientific way is the best way.”

7. “We…

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Things to do in wonderful Toronto!

  1. Wonderland, is the perfect place to spend a hot summer day with family and friends! There are hundreds or attractions and rides for thrill seekers as well as a water park for visitors to cool off at. My favourite thing about wonderland is the funnel cakes! A trip to wonderland simply just isn’t complete without having a funnel cake with strawberries, ice cream, and icing sugar! There are also many other delicious food stops and vendors for you to try out. There’s also a 3D theatre and a live concert area where artists come to perform.canadas_wonderland_2a_179
  2. The Toronto Zoo is one of the premier attraction for visitors in Toronto. It is spread over over 700 acres (283 hectares) of fascinating biodiversity.
  3. The C.N Tower is another must place to visit in Toronto. You cam enjoy a fine meal at the 360 restaurant, while being 553 metres above ground.
  4. Eaton Centre is one the biggest malls in Ontario with a retail space of about 1,566,093. With 350 shops, who said you can’t find the perfect shoes?
  5. Toronto Islands are a series of islands present just offshore from the centre of the city. More than 2 million people visit these islands every year. Activities include bike riding, petting zoo, tanning on the beach, carnivals, food vendors, and much more!Centre-Island-Sunset-by-Fikret-Onal

What does my name mean?

You’re not the first person to pronounce my name incorrectly the first time. You’re not the first person to misspell my name incorrectly the first time. But, this might be the first time you ever met a person named Pakeeza. It is not a common name, so I’ll never find it on a keychain or a mug, EVER. So it is understandable why I always get the question – what does your name mean? Well here we go:
Simple, and I’ll let you interpret this in anyway you please.

5 Tips to Surviving University

  1.  Plan out your work. I cannot stress how important it is to plan out your assignments and exam studying.
  2.  It’s not the end of the world. The failure in one exam or assignment will not define your intelligence or capabilities. Focus  on improving and not on one bad mark.
  3.  Eat well & stay hydrated – this is the only way you can focus in class and learn.
  4.  Create study groups. This one won’t be a useful tip for you if you can’t study in group. However, study groups can help dramatically when preparing for exams. Dividing and sharing notes is a great way to save time, and also learn from one another.
  5.  Have fun. University is stressful, but it is a temporary situation we all have to go through. Keep a positive attitude, and tell yourself nothing is hard.