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.
Nothing is permanent.
Love and compassion are the pillars of world peace.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
life must be characterized by a sense of universal responsibility..nation to nation..human to human..human to other forms of life.
Kindness is the key to peace and harmony in family life.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to achieve it.
It is necessary to combine knowledge born from study with sincere practice in our daily lives. These two must go together.
In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.
If you must be selfish, then be wise and not narrow-minded in your selfishness.
If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not capable of developing compassion for others.
I believe that we are fundamentally the same and have the same basic potential.
Human potential is the same for all. If you have will power, then you can change anything.
Happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors.
Happiness comes through taming the mind. Without taming the mind there is no way to be happy.
Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, Respect for others, and Responsibility for all your actions.
First one must change. I first watch myself, check myself, then expect changes from others.
Don’t let a little dispute injure a friendship.
Compassion is the radicalism of our time.
Compassion and happiness are not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength.
By changing our outlook towards things and events, all phenomena can become friends or sources of happiness.
Be optimistic. It feels better.
Attachment constrains our vision so that we are not able to see things from a wider perspective.
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