Top 92 Dalai Lama XIV Quotes

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


Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.


The more you are motivated by Love, The more Fearless & Free your action will be.


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


There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.


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.


Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.


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


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


If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.


The creatures that inhabit this earth–be they human beings or animals–are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.


From the scientific view, the theory of karma may be a metaphysical assumption — but it is no more so than the assumption that all of life is material and originated out of pure chance


The topic of compassion is not at all religious business; it is important to know it is human business, it is a question of human survival.


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


Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.


A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.


Happiness doesn’t always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it.


People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.


The ultimate source of comfort and peace is within ourselves.


My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.


This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.


The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts.


I always tell my Western friends that it is best to keep your own tradition. Changing religion is not easy and sometimes causes confusion. You must value your tradition and honor your own religion.


Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.


Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.


Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.


It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.


Politics devoid of ethics does not further human welfare, and life without morality reduces humans to the level of beasts.


Open your arms to CHANGEbut don’t let go of your VALUES.


If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.


You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things; but with compassion, you must do what you can to stop them — for they are harming themselves, as well as those who suffer from their actions.


When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.


Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness.


World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.


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


Each one of us is responsible for reducing the negative potential of every situation we have to face.


Violence can only breed more violence and suffering. Our struggle must remain non-violent and free of hatred.


The theory of emptiness…is the deep recognition that there is a fundamental disparity between the way we perceive the world, including our own existence in it, and the way things actually are.


The more time you spend thinking about yourself, the more suffering you will experience.


All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness through others. All the misery the world contains has come through wanting pleasure for oneself. Is there need for lengthy explanation?


All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness for others. All the misery the world contains has come through wanting pleasure for oneself. Is there need for lengthy explanation?


I pray for all of us, oppressor and friend,that together we may succeed in building a better worldthrough human understanding and love,and that in doing so we may reducethe pain and suffering of all sentient beings.


I found, as every teacher does, that there is nothing like teaching to help one learn.


If you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy.


CIf you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy.


People should never sit alone for too long when they’re crying.


We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. You always have the choice.


A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.


A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.


Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.


Ultimately humanity is one, and this small planet is our only home. If we’re to protect this home of ours, each of us needs to experience a vivid sense of universal altruism and compassion.


You must not hate those who do harmful things. The compassionate thing is to do what you can to stop them–for they are harming themselves as well as those who suffer from their actions.


Great compassion is the root of altruistic action, the object of amazement to the world;there is no greater source of help and happiness.


Contemplating this suffering which is unbearable to us, and is unbearable to others, too, can produce awake mind, which arises from the compassion that wishes to free all living beings from suffering.


Once we are able to combine a feeling of empathy for others with a profound understanding of the suffering they experience, we become able to generate genuine compassion for them. We must work at this continually.


I always try to share with others the idea that in order to become compassionate it is not necessary to become religious.


The various features and aspects of human life, such as longevity, good health, success, happiness, and so forth, which we consider desirable, are all dependent on kindness and a good heart.


Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.-Dalai Lama


Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. And be kinder than is necessary.


My earnest request is that you practice love and kindness whether you believe in a religion or not.


We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity.


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


Use your good common sense. Is anger useful? If you get angry at someone, the result is good neither for you nor for the other person. Nothing helpful comes of it. In the end, anger does not harm others; it hurts yourself.


The more honest you are, the more open, the less fear you will have, because there’s no anxiety about being exposed or revealed to others.


In the end, the innate desire of all people for truth, justice, and human understanding must triumph over ignorance and despair.


The purpose of our lives is to be happy-Dalai Lama


The secret to my own happiness, my own good future, is within my own hands. I must not miss that opportunity!


We must conduct research and then accept the results. If they don’t stand up to experimentation, Buddha’s own words must be rejected.


The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience.


We cannot learn real patience and tolerance from a guru or a friend. They can be practiced only when we come in contact with someone who creates unpleasant experiences.


To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.


The practice of cultivating altruism has a beneficial effect not only from the religious point of view but also from the mundane point of view, not only for long term spiritual development but even in terms of immediate rewards.


if we lose our human values by having everything mechanied, then machines will dictate our lives.


The greater the level of calmness of our mind, the greater our peace of mind, the greater our ability to enjoy a happy and joyful life.


Water may be extremely dirty, yet its nature remains clear.


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


The purpose of religion is tocontrol yourself, not to criticiseothers.


In order to lead a meaningful life, you need to cherish others, pay attention to human values and try to cultivate inner peace.


If your mental health is sound, then when disturbances come, you will have some distress but quickly recover.


The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.


The demarcation between a positive and a negative desire or action is not whether it gives you a immediate feeling of satisfaction but whether it ultimately results in positive or negative consequences


If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.


If there is no solution to the problem then don’t waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then don’t waste time worrying about it.


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


Those questions which are unexpected and complicated are the ones I appreciate most. They can help me a great deal. as I am compelled to take an interest in something that might not otherwise have occurred to me.


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


Our ancient experience confirms at every point that everything is linked together, everything is inseparable.


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


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


I took note of the Buddha’s teaching that in one sense a supposed enemy is more valuable than a friend, for an enemy teaches you things, such as forbearance, that a friend generally does not.


Everybody wants a happy life and a peaceful mind, but we have to produce peace of mind through our own practice.


As a Buddhist, I see no distinction between religious practice and daily life. Religious practice is a twenty-four hour occupation.



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