Famous Quotes By Dalai Lama


  1. 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.
  2. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
  3. China has to go along with world trends. That's democracy, liberty, individual freedom. China sooner or later has to go that way. It cannot go backward.
  4. Chinese people themselves, they really want change.
  5. Computers make me totally blank out.
  6. Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.
  7. Even when a person has all of life's comforts - good food, good shelter, a companion - he or she can still become unhappy when encountering a tragic situation.
  8. Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something's wrong. He's not right in the brain.
  9. Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
  10. Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.
  11. I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
  12. I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we take for granted.
  13. I think really, China, Chinese, I think they really have a long history of civilization, rich culture.
  14. I totally disagree with the view that the Tibet struggle will die, and there will be no hope for Tibet, after the Dalai Lama passes away.
  15. If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama has some miracle power, that's totally nonsense.
  16. If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
  17. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
  18. In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.
  19. In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
  20. It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
  21. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
  22. My faith helps me overcome such negative emotions and find my equilibrium.
  23. My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
  24. 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.
  25. Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
  26. Sleep is the best meditation.
  27. Some mischievous people always there. Last several thousand years, always there. In future, also.
  28. The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk.
  29. The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history.
  30. The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.
  31. The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
  32. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples my philosophy is kindness.
  33. 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.
  34. Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
  35. We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
  36. We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
  37. When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.
  38. Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
  39. Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
  40. Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.

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