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Wikipedia Summary for Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama (UK: , US: ; Tibetan: ཏཱ་ལའི་བླ་མ་, Wylie: Tā la'i bla ma [táːlɛː láma]) is a title given by the Tibetan people to the foremost spiritual leader of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism, the newest of the classical schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso, who lives as a refugee in India. The Dalai Lama is also considered to be the successor in a line of tulkus who are believed to be incarnations of Avalokiteśvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.

Since the time of the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century, his personage has always been a symbol of unification of the state of Tibet, where he has represented Buddhist values and traditions. The Dalai Lama was an important figure of the Geluk tradition, which was politically and numerically dominant in Central Tibet, but his religious authority went beyond sectarian boundaries. While he had no formal or institutional role in any of the religious traditions, which were headed by their own high lamas, he was a unifying symbol of the Tibetan state, representing Buddhist values and traditions above any specific school.

The traditional function of the Dalai Lama as an ecumenical figure, holding together disparate religious and regional groups, has been taken up by the present fourteenth Dalai Lama. He has worked to overcome sectarian and other divisions in the exiled community and has become a symbol of Tibetan nationhood for Tibetans both in Tibet and in exile.

From 1642 until 1705 and from 1750 to the 1950s, the Dalai Lamas or their regents headed the Tibetan government (or Ganden Phodrang) in Lhasa which governed all or most of the Tibetan Plateau with varying degrees of autonomy under the Qing dynasty of China, in which Tibet had been under non-Tibetan suzerainty, and a period of disputed "de facto independence" between 1913 and 1951. This Tibetan government also enjoyed the patronage and protection of firstly Mongol kings of the Khoshut and Dzungar Khanates (1642–1720) and then of the emperors of the Manchu-led Qing dynasty (1720–1912).

In 1913, several Tibetan representatives including Agvan Dorzhiev signed a treaty between Tibet and Mongolia, proclaiming mutual recognition and their independence from China, however the legitimacy of the treaty and declared independence of Tibet was rejected by both the Republic of China and the current People's Republic of China. The Dalai Lamas headed the Tibetan government afterwards despite that, until 1951.

Quote: Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.


Quote: If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of man and woman standing outside during winter
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If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.


Quote: 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. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
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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.


Quote: If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.


Quote: When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of person holding gray leaf
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When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.


Quote: Peace in the world relies on individuals finding inner peace. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of library shelf near black wooden ladder
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Peace in the world relies on individuals finding inner peace.


Quote: Love and compassion are the pillars of world peace. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of couple kissing under gray clouds
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Love and compassion are the pillars of world peace.


Compassion is one of the principal things that make our lives meaningful. It is the source of all lasting happiness and joy.


Quote: All beings want to live in peace and happiness, undisturbed. Therefore the concept of human rights is universal. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of woman hugging another woman
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All beings want to live in peace and happiness, undisturbed. Therefore the concept of human rights is universal.


Quote: If you are showing love to your fellow human beings, you are showing love to your God. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of pink flower
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If you are showing love to your fellow human beings, you are showing love to your God.


Quote: Scientists are discovering that while anger and hatred eat into our immune system, warm-heartedness and compassion are good for our health. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of sunset
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Scientists are discovering that while anger and hatred eat into our immune system, warm-heartedness and compassion are good for our health.


Quote: Everyday, 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. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of red textile in close up photography
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Everyday, 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.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Everyday, 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 my self, to expand my heart out to others.


Quote: World peace must develop from inner peace. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of full-bloomed red and white tulip flowers
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World peace must develop from inner peace.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of white flowers
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Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.


Quote: 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. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
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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.


Quote: Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of withered tree surrounded with snow during daytime
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Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.


Quote: A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
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A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.


Quote: Happiness is the highest form of health. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Happiness is the highest form of health.


Quote: We share the earth not only with our fellow human beings, but with all the other creatures. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of silhouette of kneeling man
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We share the earth not only with our fellow human beings, but with all the other creatures.


Quote: Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of sunset with agave stem
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Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.


Love is the absence of judgment.


Quote: 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. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of birds flying over boat
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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.


Quote: Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of couple sitting near trees during golden hour
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Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.




Quote: If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of green trees under white sky during daytime
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If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.


Quote: Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing under the sun
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Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.


Quote: Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of cloudy sky
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Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.


Quote: I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of purple petaled flower
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I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.


Quote: If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of woman in white dress and brown hat standing on green grass field during daytime
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If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.


Quote: Some scientists believe climate change is the cause of unprecedented melting of the North Pole, and that effects these very uncertain weather patterns. I think we should listen to those scientists and experts. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of green leafed vegetable on brown wooden surface
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Some scientists believe climate change is the cause of unprecedented melting of the North Pole, and that effects these very uncertain weather patterns. I think we should listen to those scientists and experts.


Quote: Because of lack of moral principle, human life becomes worthless. Moral principle, truthfulness, is a key factor. If we lose that, then there is no future. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of man standing outdoors
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Because of lack of moral principle, human life becomes worthless. Moral principle, truthfulness, is a key factor. If we lose that, then there is no future.


Quote: In order to become prosperous, a person must initially work very hard, so he or she has to sacrifice a lot of leisure time. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
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In order to become prosperous, a person must initially work very hard, so he or she has to sacrifice a lot of leisure time.


Quote: The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of red tulips
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The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.


Quote: Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of sealion surrounded by rocks during daytime
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Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.


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


Quote: In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of black laptop computer turned on displaying blue screen
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In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.


Quote: Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of Milky way in nature photography
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Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.


Quote: Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.


Quote: Someone else's action should not determine your response. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Someone else's action should not determine your response.


Quote: Without changing one's self, without peace in one's self, world peace is not possible. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Without changing one's self, without peace in one's self, world peace is not possible.




Quote: The root of happiness is altruism - the wish to be of service to others. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The root of happiness is altruism - the wish to be of service to others.


Quote: Altruism is the best source of happiness. There is no doubt about that. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Altruism is the best source of happiness. There is no doubt about that.


Quote: If you harbor hatred or ill feelings toward a person, the feeling does not hurt the enemy. It only harms your own peace of mind and eventually your own health. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

If you harbor hatred or ill feelings toward a person, the feeling does not hurt the enemy. It only harms your own peace of mind and eventually your own health.


Quote: Dangerous consequences will follow when politicians and rulers forget moral principles. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Dangerous consequences will follow when politicians and rulers forget moral principles.


Quote: Remember that sometimes, not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Remember that sometimes, not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.


Quote: Meet hostility and suspicion with kindness. Helping others out of love is always the best option. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Meet hostility and suspicion with kindness. Helping others out of love is always the best option.


Quote: Fundamentally, the basis on which you can build a sense of caring for others is the capacity to love yourself. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Fundamentally, the basis on which you can build a sense of caring for others is the capacity to love yourself.


Quote: Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital.


Quote: The basic condition of human life is happiness. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The basic condition of human life is happiness.


Quote: An enemy is indeed a precious teacher. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

An enemy is indeed a precious teacher.


Quote: Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventures, and for hides and furs is a phenomenon which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging in such acts of brutality. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventures, and for hides and furs is a phenomenon which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging in such acts of brutality.


Quote: How we fare in any given situation depends on the conduct of our body, speech, and mind. Since mind is the chief, a disciplined mind is essential. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

How we fare in any given situation depends on the conduct of our body, speech, and mind. Since mind is the chief, a disciplined mind is essential.


Quote: We live very close together. So, our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

We live very close together. So, our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.


Quote: Developing concern for others, thinking of them as part of us, brings self-confidence, reduces our sense of suspicion and mistrust, and enables us to develop a calm mind. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Developing concern for others, thinking of them as part of us, brings self-confidence, reduces our sense of suspicion and mistrust, and enables us to develop a calm mind.


Quote: If we are in a good mood when we get up in the morning, if there is a warm-hearted feeling within, automatically our inner door is opened for that day. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

If we are in a good mood when we get up in the morning, if there is a warm-hearted feeling within, automatically our inner door is opened for that day.


Quote: Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each of us individually. Peace, for example, starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of Dalai Lama quote: Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each of us individually. Peace, for example, starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us.- black text on quotes background

Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each of us individually. Peace, for example, starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us.


Quote: If your mind is scattered, it is quite powerless. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

If your mind is scattered, it is quite powerless.


Quote: A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health.




Quote: The only way to fail is to quit. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The only way to fail is to quit.


Quote: To a large extent, whether you suffer depends on how you respond to a given situation. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

To a large extent, whether you suffer depends on how you respond to a given situation.


Quote: The 20th century was the century of war and blood. The 21st century is the century of dialogue. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The 20th century was the century of war and blood. The 21st century is the century of dialogue.


Quote: Anything that contradicts experience and logic should be abandoned. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Anything that contradicts experience and logic should be abandoned.


Quote: I think the person who has had more experience of hardships can stand more firmly in the face of problems than the person who has never experienced suffering. From this angle then, some suffering can be a good lesson for life. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

I think the person who has had more experience of hardships can stand more firmly in the face of problems than the person who has never experienced suffering. From this angle then, some suffering can be a good lesson for life.


Quote: The most important benefit of patience consists in the way it acts as a powerful antidote to the affliction of anger. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The most important benefit of patience consists in the way it acts as a powerful antidote to the affliction of anger.


Quote: The antidote to hatred in the heart, the source of violence, is tolerance. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The antidote to hatred in the heart, the source of violence, is tolerance.


Quote: Computers make me totally blank out. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Computers make me totally blank out.


Quote: Happiness is a state of mind. With physical comforts if your mind is still in a state of confusion and agitation, it is not happiness. Happiness means calmness of mind. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Happiness is a state of mind. With physical comforts if your mind is still in a state of confusion and agitation, it is not happiness. Happiness means calmness of mind.


Quote: Everybody loves to talk about calmness and peace, whether in a family, national, or international context, but without inner peace how can we make real peace? World peace through hatred and force is impossible. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Everybody loves to talk about calmness and peace, whether in a family, national, or international context, but without inner peace how can we make real peace? World peace through hatred and force is impossible.


Quote: Don't use Buddhism to become a Buddhist. Use Buddhism to become better at whatever else in your life you are doing already. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Don't use Buddhism to become a Buddhist. Use Buddhism to become better at whatever else in your life you are doing already.


Quote: A balanced and skillful approach to life, taking care to avoid extremes, becomes a very important factor in conducting one's everyday existence. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

A balanced and skillful approach to life, taking care to avoid extremes, becomes a very important factor in conducting one's everyday existence.


Quote: As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all Beings. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all Beings.


Quote: As far as mental development is concerned, we should never be complacent. We can develop our minds infinitely -- there is no limitation. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

As far as mental development is concerned, we should never be complacent. We can develop our minds infinitely -- there is no limitation.


Quote: Constructiveness is the human way. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Constructiveness is the human way.


Quote: The world has also learned that economic growth, by itself, cannot close the gap between rich and poor. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The world has also learned that economic growth, by itself, cannot close the gap between rich and poor.


Quote: Contemplating the suffering which is unbearable to us, and is unbearable to others, too, can produce awake mind, which arises from the compassion that wishes to free all living beings from suffering. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Contemplating the suffering which is unbearable to us, and is unbearable to others, too, can produce awake mind, which arises from the compassion that wishes to free all living beings from suffering.


Quote: Inner disarmament, external disarmament; these must go together, you see. Peace is not just mere absence of violence -- genuine peace must start in each individual heart. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Inner disarmament, external disarmament; these must go together, you see. Peace is not just mere absence of violence -- genuine peace must start in each individual heart.


Quote: We have global communication and yet confrontation is more common than dialogue. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

We have global communication and yet confrontation is more common than dialogue.


Quote: Try to improve. Don't expect too much, but don't feel discouraged either; keep up your enthusiasm; you will make progress. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Try to improve. Don't expect too much, but don't feel discouraged either; keep up your enthusiasm; you will make progress.


Quote: It seems that for some people the idea of compassion entails a complete disregard for or even a sacrifice of their own interests. This is not the case. In fact, you first of all have to have a wish to be happy yourself -- if you don't love yourself like that, how can you love others? by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of Dalai Lama quote: It seems that for some people the idea of compassion entails a complete disregard for or even a sacrifice of their own interests. This is not the case. In fact, you first of all have to have a wish to be happy yourself -- if you don't love yourself like that, how can you love others?- black text on quotes background

It seems that for some people the idea of compassion entails a complete disregard for or even a sacrifice of their own interests. This is not the case. In fact, you first of all have to have a wish to be happy yourself -- if you don't love yourself like that, how can you love others?


Quote: We must conduct research and then accept the results. If they don't stand up to experimentation, Buddha's own words must be rejected. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

We must conduct research and then accept the results. If they don't stand up to experimentation, Buddha's own words must be rejected.


Quote: Limitless like the ocean are your excellent qualities. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Limitless like the ocean are your excellent qualities.


Quote: If I had not been a monk, I would have become an engineer. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

If I had not been a monk, I would have become an engineer.




Quote: Since form is emptiness and emptiness is form, then instead of a hand grasping at nothing, it is better to grasp at someone's nose because this is closer to reality. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Since form is emptiness and emptiness is form, then instead of a hand grasping at nothing, it is better to grasp at someone's nose because this is closer to reality.


Quote: Genuine harmony must come from the heart. It cannot come from the barrel of a gun. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Genuine harmony must come from the heart. It cannot come from the barrel of a gun.




Quote: The real test of compassion is not what we say in abstract discussions but how we conduct ourselves in daily life. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The real test of compassion is not what we say in abstract discussions but how we conduct ourselves in daily life.


Quote: Unlike physical progress, which is subject to natural restrictions, the qualities of the mind can be developed limitlessly. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Unlike physical progress, which is subject to natural restrictions, the qualities of the mind can be developed limitlessly.


Quote: Many of the earth's habitats, animals, plants, insects and even micro-organisms that we know to be rare may not be known at all by future generations. We have the capability and the responsibility to act; we must do so before it is too late. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Many of the earth's habitats, animals, plants, insects and even micro-organisms that we know to be rare may not be known at all by future generations. We have the capability and the responsibility to act; we must do so before it is too late.


Quote: Individuality is very important for a full human life. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Individuality is very important for a full human life.


Quote: Provided that societies stay mindful of the challenges that capitalism creates and never forget the paramount importance of inclusion and equal opportunity, we can and should celebrate the miracle of free enterprise-and the billions of souls it has helped free from desperate poverty. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of Dalai Lama quote: Provided that societies stay mindful of the challenges that capitalism creates and never forget the paramount importance of inclusion and equal opportunity, we can and should celebrate the miracle of free enterprise-and the billions of souls it has helped free from desperate poverty.- black text on quotes background

Provided that societies stay mindful of the challenges that capitalism creates and never forget the paramount importance of inclusion and equal opportunity, we can and should celebrate the miracle of free enterprise-and the billions of souls it has helped free from desperate poverty.


Quote: Too strong a media emphasis on death and violence can lead to despair. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Too strong a media emphasis on death and violence can lead to despair.


Quote: I do not judge the universe. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

I do not judge the universe.


Quote: The highest happiness is when one reaches the stage of liberation, at which there is no more suffering. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The highest happiness is when one reaches the stage of liberation, at which there is no more suffering.


Quote: The person who received maximum affection from mother, that person also sort of cultivated the potential showing affection to others. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The person who received maximum affection from mother, that person also sort of cultivated the potential showing affection to others.


Quote: When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone, not just our individual selves. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone, not just our individual selves.


Quote: When ever Buddhism has taken root in a new land, there has been a certain variation in the style in which it is observed. The Buddha himself taught differently according to the place, the occasion and the situation of those who were listening to him. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

When ever Buddhism has taken root in a new land, there has been a certain variation in the style in which it is observed. The Buddha himself taught differently according to the place, the occasion and the situation of those who were listening to him.


Quote: The source of peace is within us; so also the source of war. And the real enemy is within us, and not outside. The source of war is not the existence of nuclear weapons or other arms. It is the minds of human beings who decide to push the button and to use those arms out of hatred, anger or greed. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of Dalai Lama quote: The source of peace is within us; so also the source of war. And the real enemy is within us, and not outside. The source of war is not the existence of nuclear weapons or other arms. It is the minds of human beings who decide to push the button and to use those arms out of hatred, anger or greed.- black text on quotes background

The source of peace is within us; so also the source of war. And the real enemy is within us, and not outside. The source of war is not the existence of nuclear weapons or other arms. It is the minds of human beings who decide to push the button and to use those arms out of hatred, anger or greed.


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