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

Dalai Lama on hope
390

When you talk, you are only repeating what already know.

But if you listen, you may learn something new.

Dalai Lama on wisdom
371

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Dalai Lama on luck
341

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.

Dalai Lama on optimism
285

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.

Dalai Lama on inspirational
246

Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

Dalai Lama on achievements
190
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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.

Dalai Lama on blessings
169

Sleep is the best meditation.

Dalai Lama on dreams
42

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 on service
27

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

Dalai Lama on happiness
22

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

Dalai Lama on happiness
17

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

Dalai Lama on teaching
16
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Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.

About Dalai Lama

Name Dalai Lama
Quotes 128 quotations
Nationality Tibetan
Profession Leader
Birthday 1391
Top topics people, religion, world, mind, life

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

Dalai Lama on happiness
15

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values

Dalai Lama on change
15

Love is the absence of judgment.

Dalai Lama on inspirational
15

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 on religion
14

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 on religion
7

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Dalai Lama on kindness
7
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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.

Dalai Lama on tolerance
7

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 on basically
5

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

Dalai Lama on appreciation
5

Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.

Dalai Lama on conformity
2

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 on believes
2

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 on morning
1
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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.

Dalai Lama on insecurity
1

World peace must develop from inner peace.

Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.

Dalai Lama on peace
1

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.

Dalai Lama on fear
0

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

Dalai Lama on peace
0

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.

Dalai Lama on compassion
0

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.

Dalai Lama on education
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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.

Dalai Lama on people
0

I have no trouble sleeping.

Dalai Lama on trouble
0

Number of people have said to me, after hearing your thinking, their mind becomes much more happier.

Dalai Lama on mind
0

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.

Dalai Lama on sad
0

Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health.

Dalai Lama on strength
0

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

Dalai Lama on religion
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Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.

More compassionate mind, more sense of concern for other's well-being, is source of happiness.

Dalai Lama on happiness
0

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

Dalai Lama on home
0

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.

Dalai Lama on change
0

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 on freedom
0

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 on change
0

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.

Dalai Lama on selfishness
0

The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life.

It should be something useful, something good.

Dalai Lama on life
0

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

Dalai Lama on faith
0

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.

Dalai Lama on silent
0

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 on education
0

Out of 6 billion humans, the troublemakers are just a handful.

Dalai Lama on troublemakers
0

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.

Dalai Lama on peace
0

I feel exhausted if I teach too long.

Dalai Lama on long
0

If I had remained in Lhasa, even without the Chinese occupation, I would probably have carried the ceremonial role in some orthodox way.

Dalai Lama on role
0