His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking to a young girl at his residence in Dharamshala, HP, India on June 10, 2019. Photo: OHHDL

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Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains the importance of warm-heartedness and intelligence in answer to a question from a young girl at his residence in Dharamsala, HP, India on June 10, 2019.

The young girl and her family were given an opportunity to have a private audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his residence in Dharamshala, India, where the young and energetic girl asked: If you could give one message to the children in America what would it be?

The spiritual leader of Tibet responded clearly: "Cultivate a combination of a sharp brain and warm-heartedness. Just a sharp brain is no guarantee you will be a happy person."

"Sometimes a very intelligent person, educated people, can become more troublesome, troublemakers," said the 83-year-old Nobel peace laureate who often stating that he is a simple Buddhist monk.

"So, combined with warm-heartedness, this intelligent can become more positive, constructive. That is important," the Tibetan leader told the young girl listening carefully to his message to the children in America.

"Like the Nalanda Master, their brains were something very unusual and they utilised their brains in a maximum way, not just through faith," His Holiness said, adding: "But, in the meantime, moral principles were there. So their sharp brains became constructive."

is Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibet and its people and their greatest advocate for a free Tibet. Over past six decades hee traveled all over the world spreading his message of peace, non-violence, and compassionate responsibility for his fellow man.

His Holiness, 83, is currently staying at his headquarters in the Indian city of Dharamsala, where he teaches and meets with numerous foreign delegations.

He is the epitome of a selfless individual, often stating that he is a simple Buddhist monk. He has authored or co-authored more than 110 books, ranging from philosophical to inspirational to ethical subjects.

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