The Dalai Lama was at Smith College today (Northampton, Mass). He was speaking thru partial interpretation, his English seems to have improved somewhat - I caught some of the live local radio feed at lunchtime...he has a light but also meaningful sense of humor. http://africa.reuters.com/world/news/usnN09298250.html
something he said today (paraphrase): "...people always ask 'whats the best way to become happy?', 'whats the most effective way to happiness?', etc ...I tell them I don't know. Because what they are really asking is 'what is the quickest way to be happy with minimal amount of effort'. nothing is 'quick'. nothing is 'minimal'."
I found a transcript from a similar sit down visit at a College, to give you the gist of his 'way'.http://www.harvard.edu/news/docs/HHDL_xscript.doc.pdf
So since we are here, the majority of the members of the audience who have
gathered here are members of this very august and famous academic learning
center, where in fact, all of you have the flame of the intelligence very bright and
burning. So in this kind of gathering, I donít really have anything special to offer.