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Dalai Lama Quotes On Life, Kindness And Healthy Mind

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Dalai Lama is the title for the spiritual leader of the Gelug or “Yellow Hat” school of Tibetan Buddhism, which is one of the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

The 14th Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso, who came to India as a refugee in 1959.
The Dalai Lama has always been a figure of unification of Tibet, where they stand strong for Buddhist values and traditions.

According to Buddhist traditions, the Dalai Lama is the incarnation of Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.

The current Dalai Lama follows the traditional functions and holds different religions and regional groups together. Check out these outstanding Dalai Lama quotes on life and compassion to live a more meaningful life

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1. “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”

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2. “Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.”


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


4. “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.”


5. “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.”


6. “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.”


7. “As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all beings.”


8. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”


9. “Sleep is the best meditation.”


10. “Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant of an impression by remaining silent.”

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11. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.”


13. “Happiness is not something readymade, it comes from your own actions.”


14. “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.”


15. “The topic of compassion is not at all religious business; it is important to know it is human business, it is a question of human survival.”


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


17. “The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.”


18. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”


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


20. “The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.”

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


22. “Love and Compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion.”


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


24. “Even when we have physical hardships, we can be very happy.”


25. “I find hope in the darkest days, and focus in the brightest.”


26. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”


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


28. “Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.”


29. “It’s good to remember that other human beings are like us. We are born the same way; we die the same way. While we’re alive it’s better to be able to trust each other as friends.”


30. “When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.”

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31. “I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends.”


32. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”


33. “Our ancient experience confirms at every point that everything is linked together, everything is inseparable.”


34. “Someone else’s action should not determine your response.”


35. “Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind.”


36. “The more you are motivated by love, The more fearless & free your actions will be.”


37. “We are the controller of technology. If we become slaves to technology, then that’s not good.”



38. “Compassion naturally creates a positive atmosphere, and as a result, you feel peaceful and content.”


39. “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.”


40. “An open heart is an open mind.”

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41. “In order to carry out a positive action we must develop a positive vision.”


42. “Most people prefer a smile to a frown. It’s human nature. Even dogs respond with wagging tails to a smile and other shows of affection.”


43. “We all have the power of thought—so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything.”


44. “Optimism doesn’t mean that you are blind to the reality of the situation. It means that you remain motivated to seek a solution to whatever problems arise.”


45. “Happiness doesn’t always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it.”


46. “It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.”


47. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”


48. “Compassion is the radicalism of our time.”


49. “I want to be just a pure spiritual leader.”


50. “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.”

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51. “Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.”


52. “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.”


53. “Never give up. No matter what is going on. Never give up.”


54. “Optimism leads to success; pessimism leads to defeat.”


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


56. “Smile if you want a smile from another face.”


57. “I believe the ultimate source of blessings is within us.”


58. “Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values.”


59. “Instead of wondering WHY this is happening to you, consider why this is happening to YOU.”


60. “In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.”

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61. “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.”


62. “I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warm heartedness we take for granted.”


63. “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.”


64. “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.”


65. “In order to become prosperous, a person must initially work very hard, so he or she has to sacrifice a lot of leisure time.”


66. “Neither a space station nor an enlightened mind can be realized in a day.”


67. “Action is more important than meditation.”


68. “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.”


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


70. “If a problem can be solved it will be. If it can not be solved there is no use worrying about it.”

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71. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”


72. “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.”


73. “When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.”


74. “Proper utilization of time is so important. While we have this body, and especially this amazing human brain, I think every minute is something precious.”


75. “Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day.”


76. “Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.”


77. “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.”


78. “The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.”


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


80. “We all have to live together, so we might as well live together happily.”

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81. “When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways–either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.”


82. “As individuals, we can influence our own families. Our families can influence our communities and our communities can influence our nations.”


83. “The remedy is to look deeper and recognize that we human beings are physically, mentally, and emotionally the same.”


84. “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.”


85. “Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.”


86. “Friendship depends on trust, not money, not power, not mere education or knowledge. Only if there is trust will there be friendship.”

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