Author(s): Gyonpo Tshering
From the country where happiness is valued above material wealth comes a treasure trove of wisdom, inspiration and humour.
Collected from the tiny kingdom of Bhutan in the Eastern Himalayas, these proverbs reflect the Bhutanese people s dedication to treating everyone with kindness and respect, and their sense of fun.
Sometimes profound and often thought provoking, these simple quotes remind us that happiness can be achieved through being compassionate, affectionate and ready to enjoy life.
Gyonpo Tshering was awarded B.A. in Buddhist Philosophy from Semtolha Rigzhung Institute in 1975 and joined the civil service in the same year. After serving many offices such as the Department of Education, His Majesty's Secretariat, Royal Advisory Council, and Ministry of Home Affairs as Under Secretary, he joined the National Library and Archives. He is currently Chief Librarian at the National Library of Bhutan in the capital, Thimphu, where he lives. He has translated and written a number of books on Bhutanese history and religion.