Dalai Lama

A Quote by Dalai Lama on religion

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.

Dalai Lama

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on compassion

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

Dalai Lama

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on happiness

We feel money and power can bring happiness and solve problems, but they are not definite causes of those desired states. If that were so, it would follow that those who have wealth would necessarily have happiness, and those who do not have wealth would always experience suffering. Money and power facilitate, but it is clear that they are not the primary causes of, happiness and solving our problems. It is justified for us to make material and financial development for building our nation and providing shelter, etc. for ourselves; we need to do that. But we also need to seek inner development. As we can see, there are many people who have wealth and power who remain unhappy, due to which their health declines, and they are always taking medicines. On the other hand, we find people who live like beggars but who always remain peaceful and happy.

Therefore, in our daily life a certain way of thinking makes us happy, and a certain way of thinking makes us unhappy. In other words, there are certain states of mind which bring us problems, and they can be removed; we need to make an effort in that direction. Likewise, there are certain states of mind that bring us peace and happiness, and we need to cultivate and enhance them.

Dalai Lama

Source: Generous Wisdom: Commentaries by H.H. the Dalai Lama XIV on the Jatakamala translated by Tenzin Dorjee edited by Dexter Roberts

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Dalai Lama on purpose of life, meaning of life, life, happiness, religion, and better life

I believe the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness.  That's clear.  Whether we believe in a religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we are all seeking something better in life.  So, I think the very motion of our life is towards happiness.

Dalai Lama

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on humanity, diversity, compassion, and culture


Compassion can be put into practice if one recognizes the fact that every human being is a member of humanity and the human family regardless of differences in religion, culture, color and creed.Deep down there is no difference.

Dalai Lama

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on soul and spirit

I call the light and high aspects of my being spirit and the dark and heavy aspects soul.

Soul is at home in the deep, shaded valleys.  Heavy torpid flowers saturated with black grow there.  The rivers flow like warm syrup. They empty into huge oceans of soul.

Spirit is a land of high white peaks and glittering jewel-like lakes and flowers.  Life is sparse and sounds travel great distances.

There is soul music, soul food, and soul love...

People need to climb the mountain not simple because it is there
But because the soulful divinity needs to be mated with the spirit.

Dalai Lama

Source: Soul of the World by Phil Cousineau

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on peace and community

Peace starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities.

Dalai Lama

Source: His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama,1989 Nobel Laureate for Peace

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Dalai Lama

With the realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world. According to my experience, self-confidence is very important. That sort of confidence is not a blind one; it is an awareness of one's own potential. On that basis, human beings can transform themselves by increasing the good qualities and reducing negative qualities.

Dalai Lama

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on become, protector, guide, ship, bridge, sanctuary, lamp, refuge, and servant

May I become at all times,
Both now and for ever,
A protector for the helpless,
A guide for the lost ones,
A ship for those to cross oceans,
And a bridge to cross rivers,
A sanctuary for those in danger,
A lamp for those in darkness,
A refuge for those who need shelter,
A servant to all in need.

Dalai Lama

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on dalai lama, communication, people, and human beings

"I think that this is the first time I am meeting most of you. But to me, whether it is an old friend or new friend, there’s not much difference anyway, because I always believe we are the same; we are all human beings. Of course, there may be differences in our cultural background or way of life, there may be differences in our faith, or we may be of a different color, but we are human beings, consisting of the human body and the human mind. Our physical structure is the same, and our mind and our emotional nature are also the same. Whenever I meet people, I always have the feeling that I am encountering another human being, just like myself. I find it is much easier to communicate with others on that level. If we emphasize specific characteristics, like I am Tibetan or I am Buddhist, then there are differences. But those things are secondary. If we can leave the differences aside, I think we can easily communicate, exchange ideas, and share experiences."

Dalai Lama

Source: The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living

Contributed by: Gaia Team

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