Q – Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Buddhist Tibetan people. The title was first created in 1578.

These quotes relate to the 14th Dalai Lama born 1935.

 

‘Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them at least don’t hurt them’

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‘Happiness is not something ready-made, it comes from your own actions’

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

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‘When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself ‘Oh yes, I already have everything that I really need’

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

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

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

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‘Be kind whenever possible, it is always possible’

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‘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’

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

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

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‘In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision’

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

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

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‘With realisation of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world’

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‘The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis’

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‘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’

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‘The purpose of our lives is to be happy’

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‘The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness’

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‘An open heart is an open mind’

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‘Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health’

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‘Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent’

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