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What are the best Dalai Lama quotes?
We've made this hand-picked collection of quotes to show you what is Dalai Lama truly willing to say and leave for generations. Whether an inspirational quote or a motivational message about giving your best, we can all benefit from the wisdom, captured within these words.
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.
My faith helps me overcome such negative emotions and find my equilibrium.
A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
World peace must develop from inner peace.
Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.
Looking at the pattern of our existence from birth to death, we can see the way in which we are fundamentally nurtured by other's affection.
Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.
The problem isn't materialism as such.
Rather it is the underlying assumption that full satisfaction can arise from gratifying the senses alone. Unlike animals whose quest for happiness is restricted to survival and to the immediate gratification of sensory desires, we human beings have the capacity to experience happiness at a deeper level which, when achieved, can overwhelm unhappy experiences.
I have found a much greater appreciation of Buddhism because I couldn't take it for granted here in exile.
Look at South Africa, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East.
They still have many problems, setbacks as well as breakthroughs, but basically changes have happened that were considered unthinkable a decade ago.
Attention-yes! That's present! And present, you see, makes past and future.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
When invitation come, then I inquire just to see new place or seeing just the one sort of family, then not much interest.
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.
Medical science begin to notice for good health, peace of mind, self-confidence, optimism is something very important. And also preventive measure.
There are five billion human beings and in a certain way I think we need five billion different religions, because there is such a large variety of dispositions. I believe that each individual should embark upon a spiritual path that is best suited to his or her mental disposition, natural inclination, temperament, belief, family and cultural background.
Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.
Spirituality actually must be above politics. Or some other sort of business.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
A calm mind helps our human intelligence to assess the situation realistically.
We have made a great effort to maintain all levels of Buddhist education;
it has helped us have a kind of renaissance, really.
All religions try to benefit people, with the same basic message of the need for love and compassion, for justice and honesty, for contentment. So merely changing formal religious affiliations will often not help much. On the other hand, in pluralistic, democratic societies, there is the freedom to adopt the religion of your choice. This is good. This lets curious people like you run around on the loose!
Death and dying provide a meeting-point between the Tibetan Buddhist and modern scientific traditions. I believe both have a great deal to contribute to each other on the level of understanding and of practical benefit.
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.
The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life.
It should be something useful, something good.
Self-rule means that China must stop its intensive effort to colonize Tibet with Chinese settlers and must allow Tibetans to hold responsible positions in the government of Tibet.