Dalai Lama Quotes
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People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
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We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama Quotes from The Art of Happiness
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.
Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
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My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.
If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.
Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.
When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways–either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.
In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.
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Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.
All religions try to benefit people, with the same basic message of the need for love and compassion, for justice and honesty, for contentment.
More compassionate mind, more sense of concern for other’s well-being, is source of happiness.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama Quotes from The Art of Happiness
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My aim is to create a happy society with genuine friendship. Friendship between Tibetan and Chinese peoples is very essential.
Sleep is the best meditation.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.
Even when we have physical hardships, we can be very happy.
Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.
When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.
Hope, Darkest, JudgeIn the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk.
Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.
With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.
As long as I am alive, I am fully committed to amity between Tibetans and Chinese. Otherwise there’s no use.
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In order to become prosperous, a person must initially work very hard, so he or she has to sacrifice a lot of leisure time.
Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that’s important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Because of lack of moral principle, human life becomes worthless. Moral principle, truthfulness, is a key factor. If we lose that, then there is no future.
I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we take for granted.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.
It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion, and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
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Love is the absence of judgment.
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.
When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.’
The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history.
Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way – everything is interdependent, not absolute. So that view is very helpful to maintain a peace of mind because the main destroyer of a peaceful mind is anger.
I am sometimes sad when I hear the personal stories of Tibetan refugees who have been tortured or beaten. Some irritation, some anger comes. But it never lasts long. I always try to think at a deeper level, to find ways to console.
If you have religious faith, very good, you can add on secular ethics, then religious belief, add on it, very good. But even those people who have no interest about religion, okay, it’s not religion, but you can train through education.
I think the self-burning itself on practice of non-violence. These people, you see, they easily use bomb explosive, more casualty people. But they didn’t do that. Only sacrifice their own life. So this also is part of practice of non-violence.
Whether our action is wholesome or unwholesome depends on whether that action or deed arises from a disciplined or undisciplined state of mind. It is felt that a disciplined mind leads to happiness and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering, and in fact it is said that bringing about discipline within one’s mind is the essence of the Buddha’s teaching. Dalai Lama Quotes from The Art of Happiness
Out of 6 billion humans, the troublemakers are just a handful.
We all have to live together, so we might as well live together happily.
My faith helps me overcome such negative emotions and find my equilibrium.
There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that anyone can adopt.
I think really, China, Chinese, I think they really have a long history of civilization, rich culture.
World belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader or that king or prince or religious leader. World belongs to humanity.
Open-minded people tend to be interested in Buddhism because Buddha urged people to investigate things – he didn’t just command them to believe.
Of course, when I say that human nature is gentleness, it is not 100 percent so. Every human being has that nature, but there are many people acting against their nature, being false.
As a human being, anger is a part of our mind. Irritation also part of our mind. But you can do – anger come, go. Never keep in your sort of – your inner world, then create a lot of suspicion, a lot of distrust, a lot of negative things, more worry.
I have done one thing that I think is a contribution: I helped Buddhist science and modern science combine. No other Buddhist has done that. Other lamas, I don’t think they ever pay attention to modern science. Since my childhood, I have a keen interest.
Religion, any religion, no matter what sort of wonderful religion, never be universal. So now education is universal, so we have to sort of find ways and means through education system, from kindergarten up to university level, to make awareness these good things, the values, inner values.
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