A birthday wish for His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama.
"You see, my one most favorite prayer is: 'So long as space remains and suffering of sentient beings is there, I will remain in order to serve.' It is that sentence which gives me inner strength. You see time does not matter. Eons and eons…limitless eons…don’t matter so long as in your life…there is some fulfillment…some purpose. And the purpose means helping others, supporting, serving others." - His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, from an interview with Yolanda O'Bannon on 16 Feb.1996.
The full interview containing this quote can be found at
The Dalai Lama Blog