Dalai Lama's Address During Medicine Buddha Initiation

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This is the first part of Kunsang Dolma's compilation of the Dalai Lama's talks to several thousand followers during the Medicine Buddha Initiation, requested by the Tibetan Doctors Association. His Holiness talked about the opportunity he received since his early age to travel the world and meet with people from all walks of life. He said people in general looked for material development, expecting that to bring happiness. People, however gradually come to the realization that material development alone is not enough to achieve and sustain a happy life. Modern day scientists agree with the statement, and have also said that peace of mind is correlated with physical wellbeing. Inner development should therefore, be regarded as equally important as material development.