I have met many Tibetans who have been imprisoned, political prisoners, by the Chinese for many years, being beaten, starved, tortured. And yet they were able to use their spiritual practices even in these extreme conditions, and in some cases even strengthen their spiritual practice while maintaining compassion even toward their captors.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama, The Art of Happiness at Work by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler