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40 Wise Dalai Lama Quotes On Kindness, Peace, And Life

List Of 40 Wise Dalai Lama Quotes On Kindness, Peace, And Life:

#1 “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”

#2 “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”

#3 “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.”

#4 “Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”

#5 “The more you are motivated by Love,

The more Fearless & Free your action will be.”dalai lama

#6 “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live.”

#7 “If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.”

#8 “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.”

#9 “Every single being, even those who are hostile to us, is just as afraid of suffering as we are, and seeks happiness in the same way we do. Every person has the same right as we do to be happy and not to suffer. So let’s take care of others wholeheartedly, of both our friends and our enemies. This is the basis for true compassion.”

#10 “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.”

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#11 “Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.”

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

#13 “We are but visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives. If you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.”

#14 “You are so anxious about the future that you do not enjoy the present. You therefore do not live in the present or the future. You live as if you are never going to die, and then die having never really lived.”

#15 “From the scientific view, the theory of karma may be a metaphysical assumption — but it is no more so than the assumption that all of life is material and originated out of pure chance”dalai lama

#16 “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.”

#17 “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.”

#18 “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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#19 “If I am only happy for myself, many fewer chances for happiness. If I am happy when good things happen to other people, billions of more chances to be happy!”

#20 “Although you may not always be able to avoid difficult situations, you can modify the extent to which you can suffer by how you choose to respond to the situation.”dalai lama

#21 “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.”

#22 “The more time you spend thinking about yourself, the more suffering you will experience.”

#23 “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”

#24 “Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.”

#25 “When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”

#26 “You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things; but with compassion, you must do what you can to stop them — for they are harming themselves, as well as those who suffer from their actions.”d

#27 “Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.”

#28 “Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it.”

#29 “Human use, population, and technology have reached that certain stage where mother Earth no longer accepts our presence with silence.”

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#30 “Irrespective of whether we are believers or agnostics, whether we believe in God or karma, moral ethics is a code which everyone is able to pursue.”

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

#32 “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.”

#33 “We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.”

#34 “A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.”d

#35 “Love is the absence of judgment.”

#36 “A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.”

#37 “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.”

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

#39 “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.”

#40 “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”

References

https://www.dalailama.com/
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-47905709

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