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quote by Dalai Lama: Basically, a human being is a social animal. So, if you create some short moment of happiness for people, you get deep satisfaction. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Basically, a human being is a social animal. So, if you create some short moment of happiness for people, you get deep satisfaction.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: In our own case, we don't consider the loss of a monastery or a monument the end of our entire way of life. If one monastery is destroyed, sometimes it happens. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

In our own case, we don't consider the loss of a monastery or a monument the end of our entire way of life. If one monastery is destroyed, sometimes it happens.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Concern yourselves more with the needs of others, with the needs of all humanity, and you'll have peace of mind. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Concern yourselves more with the needs of others, with the needs of all humanity, and you'll have peace of mind.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: When you engage in fulfilling the needs of others, your own needs are fulfilled as a by-product. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

When you engage in fulfilling the needs of others, your own needs are fulfilled as a by-product.

--Dalai Lama


quote by Dalai Lama: One can overcome the forces of negative emotions, like anger and hatred, by cultivating their counter-forces, like love and compassion. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

One can overcome the forces of negative emotions, like anger and hatred, by cultivating their counter-forces, like love and compassion.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: There is soul music, soul food, and soul love. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

There is soul music, soul food, and soul love.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Do something that scares you every day. You have nothing to lose but fear itself. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Do something that scares you every day. You have nothing to lose but fear itself.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: When I meet people from other cultures I know that they too want happiness and do not want suffering, this allows me to see them as brothers and sisters. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

When I meet people from other cultures I know that they too want happiness and do not want suffering, this allows me to see them as brothers and sisters.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: We have to adopt a wider perspective, and always find common things between the people of north, east, south, and west. Conflict comes from the basis of differencs. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

We have to adopt a wider perspective, and always find common things between the people of north, east, south, and west. Conflict comes from the basis of differencs.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: I one individual human being. One of the seven billion human being. I believe each of us, our future depends on the rest of humanity. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

I one individual human being. One of the seven billion human being. I believe each of us, our future depends on the rest of humanity.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: The practice of love can be expressed in one sentence: 'Do not harm others.' with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The practice of love can be expressed in one sentence: 'Do not harm others.'

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: The real enemy of happiness is the mind's fixations and delusions... If you have the right mind, you can overcome anything -- you can be happy, no matter what. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The real enemy of happiness is the mind's fixations and delusions... If you have the right mind, you can overcome anything -- you can be happy, no matter what.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: I am the source of my own suffering, because of the habits of my mind. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

I am the source of my own suffering, because of the habits of my mind.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Firstly, as a Buddhist monk, I hold that violence is not good. Secondly, I am a firm believer in the Gandian ethic of passive resistance. And thirdly, in reality, violence is not our strength. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Firstly, as a Buddhist monk, I hold that violence is not good. Secondly, I am a firm believer in the Gandian ethic of passive resistance. And thirdly, in reality, violence is not our strength.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: Everybody wants a happy life and a peaceful mind, but we have to produce peace of mind through our own practice. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Everybody wants a happy life and a peaceful mind, but we have to produce peace of mind through our own practice.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: A positive future cannot emerge from the mind of anger of despair. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

A positive future cannot emerge from the mind of anger of despair.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: All beings want to live in peace and happiness, undisturbed. Therefore the concept of human rights is universal. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

All beings want to live in peace and happiness, undisturbed. Therefore the concept of human rights is universal.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Infinite altruism is the basis of peace and happiness. If you want altruism, you must control hate and you must practice patience. The main teachers of patience are our enemies. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Infinite altruism is the basis of peace and happiness. If you want altruism, you must control hate and you must practice patience. The main teachers of patience are our enemies.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: What is important is to see how we can best lead a meaningful everyday life, how we can bring about peace and harmony in our minds, how we can help contribute to society. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

What is important is to see how we can best lead a meaningful everyday life, how we can bring about peace and harmony in our minds, how we can help contribute to society.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot.

--Dalai Lama

Longer Version:

When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.



quote by Dalai Lama: It is very wrong for people to feel deeply sad when they lose some money, yet when they waste the precious moments of their lives they do not have the slightest feeling of repentance. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

It is very wrong for people to feel deeply sad when they lose some money, yet when they waste the precious moments of their lives they do not have the slightest feeling of repentance.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Buddha was speaking about reality. Reality may be one, in its deepest essence, but Buddha also stated that all propositions about reality are only contingent. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Buddha was speaking about reality. Reality may be one, in its deepest essence, but Buddha also stated that all propositions about reality are only contingent.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: Our prime purpose in life is to serve others. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Our prime purpose in life is to serve others.

--Dalai Lama



quote by Dalai Lama: Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: We have to have some form of politics. Politics is a form of resolving conflicts. Politics which comes from sincere motivation is constructive. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

We have to have some form of politics. Politics is a form of resolving conflicts. Politics which comes from sincere motivation is constructive.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Follow the three R's: -- Respect for self. -- Respect for others. -- Responsibility for all your actions. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Follow the three R's: -- Respect for self. -- Respect for others. -- Responsibility for all your actions.

--Dalai Lama


quote by Dalai Lama: In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: True enlightenment is nothing but the nature of one's own self being fully realized. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

True enlightenment is nothing but the nature of one's own self being fully realized.

--Dalai Lama



quote by Dalai Lama: If you are showing love to your fellow human beings, you are showing love to your God. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

If you are showing love to your fellow human beings, you are showing love to your God.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: The universe is a single atom: the convergence of science and spirituality. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The universe is a single atom: the convergence of science and spirituality.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: Self-discipline is crucial to a simpler, more contented life. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Self-discipline is crucial to a simpler, more contented life.

--Dalai Lama






quote by Dalai Lama: Just as compassion is the wish that all sentient beings be free of suffering, loving-kindness is the wish that all may enjoy happiness. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Just as compassion is the wish that all sentient beings be free of suffering, loving-kindness is the wish that all may enjoy happiness.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: There should be a balance between material and spiritual progress, a balance achieved through the principles based on love and compassion. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

There should be a balance between material and spiritual progress, a balance achieved through the principles based on love and compassion.

--Dalai Lama






quote by Dalai Lama: A positive state of mind is not merely good for you, it benefits everyone with whom you come into contact, literally changing the world. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

A positive state of mind is not merely good for you, it benefits everyone with whom you come into contact, literally changing the world.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: In order to meditate correctly, you must have knowledge. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

In order to meditate correctly, you must have knowledge.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: If we want spiritual development, the practice of patience is essential. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

If we want spiritual development, the practice of patience is essential.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: If there is a solution to a problem, there is no need to worry. And if there is no solution, there is no need to worry. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

If there is a solution to a problem, there is no need to worry. And if there is no solution, there is no need to worry.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness.

--Dalai Lama

Longer Version:

The ultimate source of a happy life is warm-heartedness. This means extending to others the kind of concern we have for ourselves. On a simple level we find that if we have a compassionate heart we naturally have more friends. And scientists today are discovering that while anger and hatred eat into our immune system, warm-heartedness and compassion are good for our health.




quote by Dalai Lama: The essence of compassion is a desire to alleviate the suffering of others and to promote their well-being. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The essence of compassion is a desire to alleviate the suffering of others and to promote their well-being.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Anger, hatred, fear, is very bad for our health. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Anger, hatred, fear, is very bad for our health.

--Dalai Lama



quote by Dalai Lama: Happiness comes through taming the mind; without taming the mind there is no way to be happy. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Happiness comes through taming the mind; without taming the mind there is no way to be happy.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Religion does not mean just precepts, a temple, monastery, or other external signs, for these as well as hearing and thinking are subsidiary factors in taming the mind. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Religion does not mean just precepts, a temple, monastery, or other external signs, for these as well as hearing and thinking are subsidiary factors in taming the mind.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: Other human beings have a right to peace and happiness that is equal to our own; therefore we have a responsibility to help those in need. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Other human beings have a right to peace and happiness that is equal to our own; therefore we have a responsibility to help those in need.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: Compassion is of little value if it just remains an idea. It must motivate how we respond to others and be reflective in all our thoughts and actions. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Compassion is of little value if it just remains an idea. It must motivate how we respond to others and be reflective in all our thoughts and actions.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: All human beings have an innate desire to overcome suffering, to find happiness. Training the mind to think differently, through meditation, is one important way to avoid suffering and be happy. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

All human beings have an innate desire to overcome suffering, to find happiness. Training the mind to think differently, through meditation, is one important way to avoid suffering and be happy.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Happiness can be achieved through training the mind. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Happiness can be achieved through training the mind.

--Dalai Lama


quote by Dalai Lama: We must recognize that all beings want the same thing we want. This is the way to achieve a true understanding, unfettered by artificial consideration. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

We must recognize that all beings want the same thing we want. This is the way to achieve a true understanding, unfettered by artificial consideration.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Inner values like friendship, trust, honesty and compassion are much more reliable than money -- they always bring happiness and strength. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Inner values like friendship, trust, honesty and compassion are much more reliable than money -- they always bring happiness and strength.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Who has magnificent self-confidence
And fears nothing that exists?
The man who has attained to truth
And lives free of error. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Who has magnificent self-confidence
And fears nothing that exists?
The man who has attained to truth
And lives free of error.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.

--Dalai Lama


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