Happiness has nothing to do with religion. When people ask me about the meaning of life, I always tell them, “The meaning of life is to be happy.” In my opinion, happiness is our birthright; we need not ask someone else if we should be happy. As human beings, the most important thing in life is to live happily. Religion is a highly personal matter, and whatever religion you follow, if you don’t live happily, then you aren’t a very good follower. As a Tibetan Buddhist monk, if I don’t live a happy life, then I’m a very foolish monk.

~ Khangser Rinpoche ~