My dearest friends,
I come to you on the momentous occasion of the joining together of Miss Mazie Grace Graves and Mr. Finn Rosebery. Many people ask me what the meaning of life is...I have given this much thought and I have come to the conclusion that the purpose of each of our lives is to be happy. From my own limited experience I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion.
Mazie and Finn are perfect examples of love growing from compassion and spreading the world over...you see, somewhere in a place far away, kind souls had mercy and compassion on two very tiny furry creatures who were blind, starving and in great need. This wonderful act of compassion led to much happiness and now great love. Many people around the world have learned about showing mercy and compassion for all creatures as a result of Mazie and Finn.
We are grateful for their example. I wish them continued love, mercy and happiness and may the world continue to learn from their innocence.
The Dalai Lama of Tibet*
This post contains excerpts from the Dalai Lama's teachings on compassion.