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Dalai Lama – 40 Quotes

 

40 Quotes by Dalai Lama

 

Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something’s wrong. He’s not right in the brain.

– Dalai Lama


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.

– Dalai Lama


Sleep is the best meditation.

– Dalai Lama


In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.

– Dalai Lama


The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk.

– Dalai Lama


Chinese people themselves, they really want change.

– Dalai Lama


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.

– Dalai Lama


Computers make me totally blank out.

– Dalai Lama


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.

– Dalai Lama


My faith helps me overcome such negative emotions and find my equilibrium.

– Dalai Lama


If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.

– Dalai Lama


Even when a person has all of life’s comforts – good food, good shelter, a companion – he or she can still become unhappy when encountering a tragic situation.

– Dalai Lama


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.

– Dalai Lama


China has to go along with world trends. That’s democracy, liberty, individual freedom. China sooner or later has to go that way. It cannot go backward.

– Dalai Lama


Some mischievous people always there. Last several thousand years, always there. In future, also.

– Dalai Lama


The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.

– Dalai Lama


The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

– Dalai Lama


Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

– Dalai Lama


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

– Dalai Lama


I think really, China, Chinese, I think they really have a long history of civilization, rich culture.

– Dalai Lama


Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.

– Dalai Lama


I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.

– Dalai Lama


I totally disagree with the view that the Tibet struggle will die, and there will be no hope for Tibet, after the Dalai Lama passes away.

– Dalai Lama


Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

– Dalai Lama


Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.

– Dalai Lama


Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

– Dalai Lama


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.

– Dalai Lama


Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

– Dalai Lama


Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.

– Dalai Lama


We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

– Dalai Lama


In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.

– Dalai Lama


If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama has some miracle power, that’s totally nonsense.

– Dalai Lama


My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

– Dalai Lama


We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

– Dalai Lama


Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.

– Dalai Lama


There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples my philosophy is kindness.

– Dalai Lama


Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that’s important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.

– Dalai Lama


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.

– Dalai Lama


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.

– Dalai Lama


When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.

– Dalai Lama

 


 

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