And a good life does not mean just good food, good clothes, good shelter. These are not sufficient. a good motivation is what is needed: compassion, without dogmatism, without complicated philosophy; just understanding that others are human brothers and sisters and respecting their rights and human dignity. That we humans can help each other is one of our unique human capacities. We must share in other peoples' suffering; even if you can not help with money, to show concern, to give moral support and express sympathy are themselves valuable. This is what should be the basis of activities; whether one calls it religion or not does not matter....In my simple religion, love is the key motivation.
from Kindness, Clarity, and Insight 25th Anniversary Edition
by The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso