The Dalai Lama says that as human beings we are all the same.
We all want happiness and do not want suffering.
If our minds are at peace even physical pain will not disturb our calm.
(If our minds are upset, physical comfort will not bring peace.)
He advocates the cultivation of warm-heartedness and human values such as compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment and self-discipline.
He is concerned with encouraging people to be happy.