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.
The planet does not need more "successful people". The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lover of all kinds.
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.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.
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.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
An appearance can only exist if there is a mind that beholds it.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies.
My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
What is love ? Love is the absence of judgment
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance.
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
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.
Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.
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.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
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.
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.
The Dalai Lama is just a temporal leader of Tibet.
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
Death means change our clothes. Clothes become old, then time to come change. So this body become old, and then time come, take young body.
Many Tibetans sacrifice their lives.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
At the beginning when the child is coming, people worry the child may be deformed. When a healthy boy or child comes, people are very happy for a short moment.
I think governments can't do much.
My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility.
The purpose of out lives is to be happy.
Number of people have said to me, after hearing your thinking, their mind becomes much more happier.
As long as I am alive, I am fully committed to amity between Tibetans and Chinese. Otherwise there's no use.
Some mischievous people always there. Last several thousand years, always there. In future, also.
If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama has some miracle power, that's totally nonsense. I am just one human being.
I feel exhausted if I teach too long.
Chinese people themselves, they really want change.
Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
I became the Dalai Lama not on a volunteer basis.
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.
I don't think generally politician come from democratic country.
I think not that thinking. But sometimes little bit short-sighted. They are mainly looking for their next vote.
My aim is to create a happy society with genuine friendship.
Friendship between Tibetan and Chinese peoples is very essential.
I want to be just a pure spiritual leader.
I consider myself as a free spokesman for the people.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others... And if you can't help them at least don't hurt them.
My main concern is meeting with public because my main commitment, main interest is promotion of human value, human affection, compassion and religious harmony.
I never dreamt, in my dream, I'm Dalai Lama.