50 Dalai Lama Quotes That Will Change Your Life

Dalai Lama Quotes That Will Change Your Life

1. “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.” – Dalai Lama

2. “Time passes unhindered. When we make mistakes, we cannot turn the clock back and try again. All we can do is use the present well.” – Dalai Lama

3. “An open heart is an open mind.” – Dalai Lama

4. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves” – Dalai Lama

5. “The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.” – Dalai Lama

6. “An eye for an eye….we are all blind” – Dalai Lama

7. “A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise man´s wisdom even if he associates with a sage.” – Dalai Lama

8. “There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’
No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.” ― Dalai Lama

9. “Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.” ― Dalai Lama

10. “Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” ― Dalai Lama

11. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation.” – The Dalai Lama

12. “Silence is sometimes the best answer” ― Dalai Lama

13. “The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.” – Dalai Lama

14. “In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.” – Dalai Lama

15. “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” ― Dalai Lama

16. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ― Dalai Lama

17. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” ― Dalai Lama

18. “To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.” – Dalai Lama

19. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” ― Dalai Lama

20. “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” ― Dalai Lama

21. “The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness” – Dalai Lama

22. “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” ― Dalai Lama

23. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” ― Dalai Lama

24. “It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.” – Dalai Lama

25. “As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all Beings.” – The Dalai Lama

26. “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ― Dalai Lama

27. “The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness.” ― Dalai Lama

28. “If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.” ― Dalai Lama

29. “One great question underlies our experience, whether we think about it or not: what is the purpose of life? . . . From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affects this. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. . . Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.” – Dalai Lama

30. “Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.” ― Dalai Lama

31. “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” ― Dalai Lama

32. “Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children don’t usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day.” ― Dalai Lama

33. “The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.” – Dalai Lama

34. “Given the scale of life in the cosmos, one human life is no more than a tiny blip. Each one of us is a just visitor to this planet, a guest, who will only stay for a limited time. What greater folly could there be than to spend this short time alone, unhappy or in conflict with our companions? Far better, surely, to use our short time here in living a meaningful life, enriched by our sense of connection with others and being of service to them.” – Dalai Lama

35. “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” – Dalai Lama

36. “When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.” ― Dalai Lama

37. “Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day.” – Dalai Lama

38. “World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.” ― Dalai Lama

39. “All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction” ― Dalai Lama

40. “Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.” – Dalai Lama

41. “The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts.” ― Dalai Lama

42. “One problem with our current society is that we have an attitude towards education as if it is there to simply make you more clever, make you more ingenious… Even though our society does not emphasize this, the most important use of knowledge and education is to help us understand the importance of engaging in more wholesome actions and bringing about discipline within our minds. The proper utilization of our intelligence and knowledge is to effect changes from within to develop a good heart.” – Dalai Lama

43. “The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.” – Dalai Lama

44. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ― Dalai Lama

45. “A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.” ― Dalai Lama

46. “I don’t know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.” – Dalai Lama

47. “The more you are motivated by Love, The more Fearless & Free your action will be.” ― Dalai Lama

48. “Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.” ― Dalai Lama

49. “Neither a space station nor an enlightened mind can be realized in a day.” – Dalai Lama

50. “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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