Desire and attachment are
sometimes mistaken for compassion and love.
Compassion is not dependent on someone
appearing beautiful or behaving nice.
It is based on the knowledge that the other
person is fundamentally like oneself.
It is based on reason,
not just an emotional feeling.
- The Dalai Lama
Tsetan was almost 50 when he was forced to give up his large herd of goats and jaks and flee Tibet. He is now one of two thousand Tibetans living in a refugee camp near Choglamsar, Ladakh, where he has only one goat and a small plot of land to grow some vegetables. He said, "Because of my religion I am happy living anywhere."