Dalai Lama

A Quote by Dalai Lama on buddhism, matter, suffering, and happiness

Although you can find certain differences among the Buddhist philosophical schools about how the universe came into being, the basic common question addressed is how the two fundamental principles--external matter and internal mind or consciousness--although distinct, affect one another. External causes and conditions are responsible for certain of our experiences of happiness and suffering. Yet we find that it is principally our own feelings, our thoughts and our emotions, that really determine whether we are going to suffer or be happy.

Dalai Lama

Source: Dzogchen : The Heart Essence of the Great Perfection

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on pass away, old friends, new friends, day passes, new day arrives, meaningful friend, and meaningful day

"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."

Dalai Lama

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A Quote by Dalai Lama

It is the enemy who can truely teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance.

Dalai Lama

Source: the 14th Dalai Lama

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A Quote by Dalai Lama

"One can overcome the forces of negative emotions,
like anger and hatred, by cultivating their counterforces,
like love and compassion."

Dalai Lama

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A Quote by Dalai Lama

We are visitors on this planet.  We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most.  During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives.  If you contribute to other people's happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.

Dalai Lama

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on buddhism, practice, faith, learning, and our daily lives

In Buddhism, both learning and practice are extremely important, and they must go hand in hand. Without knowledge, just to rely on faith, faith, and more faith is good but not sufficient. So the intellectual part must definitely be present. At the same time, strictly intellectual development without faith and practice, is also of no use. It is necessary to combine knowledge born from study with sincere practice in our daily lives. These two must go together.

Dalai Lama

Source: http://www.rudyh.org/dalai-lama-quotes-quotations.htm

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on heart, science, technology, psyche, responsibility, 11th hour, conscience, and community

Perhaps the most important point is to ensure that science never becomes divorced from the basic human feeling of empathy with our fellow beings. Just as one's fingers can function only in relation to the palm, so scientists must remain aware of their connection to society at large. Science is vitally important, but it is only one finger of the hand of humanity, and its greatest potential can be actualized only so long as we are careful to remember this. Oherwise, we risk losing our sense of priorities. Humanity may end up serving the interests of scientific progress rather than the other way around. Science and technology are powerful tools, but we must decide how best to use them. What matters above all is the motivation that governs the use of science and technology, in which ideally heart and mind are united.

Dalai Lama

Source: The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality, Pages: 11

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on science, technology, conscience, and compassion

Within the short space of my own lifetime, the impact of science and technology on humanity has been tremendous. Although my own interest in science began with curiosity about a world, foreign to me at that time, governed by technology, it was not very long before the colossal significance of science for humanity as a whole dawned on me---especially after I came into exile in 1959. There is almost no area of human life today that is not touched by the effects of science and technology. Yet are we clear about the place of science in the totality of human life---what exactly it should do and by what it should be goverened? This last point is critical because unless the direction of science is guided by a consciously ethical motivation, especially compassion, its effects may fail to bring benefit. They may indeed cause great harm.

Dalai Lama

Source: The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality, Pages: 9

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A Quote by Dalai Lama

I love friends, I want more friends. I love smiles. That is a fact. How to develop smiles? There are a variety of smiles. Some smiles are sarcastic. Some smiles are artificial -- diplomatic smiles. These smiles do not produce satisfaction, but rather fear or suspicion. But a genuine smile gives us hope, freshness. If we want a genuine smile, then first we must produce the basis for a smile to come.

Dalai Lama

Source: The Path to Tranquility: Daily Wisdom

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A Quote by Dalai Lama

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 also there is no need to worry.

Dalai Lama

Source: The Path to Tranquility: Daily Wisdom

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