I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
When you talk, you are only repeating what already know.
But if you listen, you may learn something new.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.
Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
Instead of wanting more, give thanks for the blessings you already have.
Sleep is the best meditation.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values
Love is the absence of judgment.
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.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies.
My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Open your arms to change, but dont let go of your values.
It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance.
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.
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.
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.
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.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.
World peace must develop from inner peace.
Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.
Logically, harmony must come from the heart.
.. Harmony very much based on trust. As soon as use force, creates fear. Fear and trust cannot go together.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that anyone can adopt.
And, of course, there are Christian monks and nuns who already use Buddhist methods in order to develop their devotion, compassion, and ability to forgive.
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.
Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
The Tibetan people will need to determine who the next reincarnation of the Dalai Lama is.
I have no trouble sleeping.
Number of people have said to me, after hearing your thinking, their mind becomes much more happier.
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.
Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health.
Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.
Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.
More compassionate mind, more sense of concern for other's well-being, is source of happiness.
Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.
Some scientists believe climate change is the cause of unprecedented melting of the North Pole, and that effects these very uncertain weather patterns. I think we should listen to those scientists and experts.
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.
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.
If you think only of yourself, if you forget the rights and well-being of others, or, worse still, if you exploit others, ultimately you will lose. You will have no friends who will show concern for your well-being. Moreover, if a tragedy befalls you, instead of feeling concerned, others might even secretly rejoice. By contrast, if an individual is compassionate and altruistic, and has the interests of others in mind, then irrespective of whether that person knows a lot of people, wherever that person moves, he or she will immediately make friends. And when that person faces a tragedy, there will be plenty of people who will come to help.
The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life.
It should be something useful, something good.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
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.
Out of 6 billion humans, the troublemakers are just a handful.
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 feel exhausted if I teach too long.
If I had remained in Lhasa, even without the Chinese occupation, I would probably have carried the ceremonial role in some orthodox way.