Quotes from HH The Dalai Lama
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is greatly revered in the Buddhist World, and is also highly respected as an international statesman, and as a man of peace and great wisdom. His quotes convey a mixture of great profundity, earthy practicality, and also not a little humour.
You have to start giving first and expect absolutely nothing.
With realization of one’s own potential & self confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.
When you practice contentment you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes I already have everything that I really need’.
What unites all beings is their desire for happiness.
We must all live harmoniously with our neighbors. Your happiness depends on it.
We have to make a sustained effort, again and again, to cultivate the positive aspects within us.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason.
Through money or power you cannot solve all problems. The problem in the human heart must be solved first.
The ultimate source of happiness is our mental attitude.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
The more you nurture a feeling of loving kindness, the happier and calmer you will be.
Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
Spend some time alone every day.
Smile if you want a smile from another face.
See the positive side, the potential, and make an effort.
Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
Peace does not come through prayer, we human beings must create peace.
Our purpose in life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment.
Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.