Best Quotes from Dalai Lama

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

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

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Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

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

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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.

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

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

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My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

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

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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.

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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.

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Sleep is the best meditation.

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A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.

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When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.

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

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If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.

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The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

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

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

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

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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.

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Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.

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

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Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.

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

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

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With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.

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Even an animal, if you show genuine affection, gradually trust develops… If you always showing bad face and beating, how can you develop friendship?

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World belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader or that king or prince or religious leader. World belongs to humanity.

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

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When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.’

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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.

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

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

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All religions try to benefit people, with the same basic message of the need for love and compassion, for justice and honesty, for contentment.

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

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It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.

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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.

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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.

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We all have to live together, so we might as well live together happily.

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As a human being, anger is a part of our mind. Irritation also part of our mind. But you can do – anger come, go. Never keep in your sort of – your inner world, then create a lot of suspicion, a lot of distrust, a lot of negative things, more worry.

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The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.

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

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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.

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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.

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Because of lack of moral principle, human life becomes worthless. Moral principle, truthfulness, is a key factor. If we lose that, then there is no future.

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I describe myself as a simple Buddhist monk. No more, no less.

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Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.

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Open-minded people tend to be interested in Buddhism because Buddha urged people to investigate things – he didn’t just command them to believe.

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Even when we have physical hardships, we can be very happy.

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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.

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I think there’s every reason this 21st century will be much happier.

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I think technology really increased human ability. But technology cannot produce compassion.

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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.

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I think the self-burning itself on practice of non-violence. These people, you see, they easily use bomb explosive, more casualty people. But they didn’t do that. Only sacrifice their own life. So this also is part of practice of non-violence.

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I am just one human being.

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Religion, any religion, no matter what sort of wonderful religion, never be universal. So now education is universal, so we have to sort of find ways and means through education system, from kindergarten up to university level, to make awareness these good things, the values, inner values.

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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.

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In most cases, my visits to the West are for promotion of human values and religious harmony.

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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.

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I am a simple Buddhist monk – no more, no less.

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Disagreement is something normal.

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I feel exhausted if I teach too long.

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I felt we must separate political responsibility. The Dalai Lama should not carry that burden. So that is my selfish reason – to protect the old Dalai Lama tradition. It is safer without political involvement.

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

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I never dreamt, in my dream, I’m Dalai Lama.

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My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility.

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

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As long as I am alive, I am fully committed to amity between Tibetans and Chinese. Otherwise there’s no use.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way – everything is interdependent, not absolute.

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I always tell people that religious institutions and political institutions should be separate. So while I’m telling people this, I myself continue with them combined. Hypocrisy!

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

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Of course, when I say that human nature is gentleness, it is not 100 percent so. Every human being has that nature, but there are many people acting against their nature, being false.

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