Saturday, May 21, 2011
Tibetan experience through song and dance
The main character, Tenzin, loves music and dance, and is sent off to be a monk in Lhasa. It is determined he would be a poor fit as a monk, and consequently is encouraged to follow his passion in the world of song and dance. China's invasion of Tibet in 1959 requires Tenzin to travel to India in order to realize his dream, and be afforded artistic freedom.
Following is a quote from the 14th Dalai Lama regarding happiness...
I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning more education nor ideology affect this. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. I don't know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very lest, it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.