Quotes by Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)

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I do not judge the universe.
Sleep is the best meditation.
An open heart is an open mind.
Love is the absence of judgment.
Disagreement is something normal.
I think governments can't do much.
Fear and trust cannot go together.
An eye for an eye….we are all blind
When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
Silence is sometimes the best answer.
Forget the failures. Keep the lessons.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Compassion is the radicalism of our time.
I want to be just a pure spiritual leader.
I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.
I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends.
If your heart has peace, nothing can disturb you.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
True change is within; leave the outside as it is.
It is not enough to be compassionate, we must act.
What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.
Once a year go somewhere you have never been before.
Mutual respect is the foundation of genuine harmony.
Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.
Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.
Wisdom is the best guide and faith is the best companion.
Someone else’s action should not determine your response.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind.
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation.
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.
Out of 6 billion humans, the troublemakers are just a handful.
A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
The way to change others’ minds is with affection, and not anger.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.
Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.
Anything that contradicts experience and logic should be abandoned.
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
We have a responsibility to look after our planet. It is our only home.
A genuine, affectionate smile is very important in our day-to-day lives.
The root of happiness is altruism - the wish to be of service to others.
The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.
We all have to live together, so we might as well live together happily.
Neither a space station nor an enlightened mind can be realized in a day.
When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.
When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.
Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all Beings.
To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.
Happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors.
Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.
The more you are motivated by Love, The more Fearless & Free your action will be.
There is nothing I can't live without. I learned this attitude when I was a child.
When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.
As our own peace of mind grows, so the atmosphere around us becomes more peaceful.
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.
So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?
Happiness doesn’t always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Each individual has a universal responsibility to shape institutions to serve human needs.
It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
A sense of concern for others gives our lives meaning; it is the root of all human happiness
I think technology really increased human ability. But technology cannot produce compassion.
The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk.
The more we are concerned for the well being of others, the closer we will feel to each other.
Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health.
More compassionate mind, more sense of concern for other's well-being, is source of happiness.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Never give up. No matter what is happening, no matter what is going on around you, never give up.
Follow the three R's: - Respect for self. - Respect for others. - Responsibility for all your actions.
If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.
A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.
Compassion is the wish for another being to be free from suffering; love is wanting them to have happiness.
With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
The more we think of others, the happier we are. The more we think of ourselves, the more suffering we feel.
A great rock is not disturbed by the wind; the mind of a wise man is not disturbed by either honor or abuse.
The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.
Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
We need to learn how to want what we have NOT to have what we want in order to get steady and stable Happiness.
Concern yourselves more with the needs of others, with the needs of all humanity, and you'll have peace of mind.
When you talk you are only repeating something you already know. But, if you listen you may learn something new.
Love and Compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion.
Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.
It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.
World belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader or that king or prince or religious leader. World belongs to humanity.
Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.
All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction.
Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
The greater the level of calmness of our mind, the greater our peace of mind, the greater our ability to enjoy a happy and joyful life.
Without technology humanity has no future, but we have to be careful that we don’t become so mechanised that we lose our human feelings.
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