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quote by Dalai Lama: Attachment constrains our vision so that we are not able to see things from a wider perspective. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Attachment constrains our vision so that we are not able to see things from a wider perspective.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Overcoming negative tendencies and enhancing positive potential are the very essence of the spiritual path. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Overcoming negative tendencies and enhancing positive potential are the very essence of the spiritual path.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Compassion should be unbiased and based on the recognition that others have the right to happiness, just like you. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Compassion should be unbiased and based on the recognition that others have the right to happiness, just like you.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: For a better, happier, more stable and civilized future, each of us must develop a sincere, warm-hearted feeling of brotherhood and sisterhood. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

For a better, happier, more stable and civilized future, each of us must develop a sincere, warm-hearted feeling of brotherhood and sisterhood.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: A tree with strong roots can withstand the most violent storm, but the tree can't grow roots just as the storm appears on the horizon. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

A tree with strong roots can withstand the most violent storm, but the tree can't grow roots just as the storm appears on the horizon.

--Dalai Lama



quote by Dalai Lama: Unlike an external enemy, the inner enemy cannot regroup and launch a comeback once it has been destroyed from within. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Unlike an external enemy, the inner enemy cannot regroup and launch a comeback once it has been destroyed from within.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Your education tends to develop the brain while it neglects the heart, so you have a longing for teachings that develop and strengthen the good heart. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Your education tends to develop the brain while it neglects the heart, so you have a longing for teachings that develop and strengthen the good heart.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: I am convinced that everyone can develop a good heart and a sense of universal responsibility with or without religion. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

I am convinced that everyone can develop a good heart and a sense of universal responsibility with or without religion.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: I believe that whether a person follows any religion or not is unimportant, he or she must have a good heart, a warm heart. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

I believe that whether a person follows any religion or not is unimportant, he or she must have a good heart, a warm heart.

--Dalai Lama





quote by Dalai Lama: Tibet is not like Kuwait. Kuwait has oil. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Tibet is not like Kuwait. Kuwait has oil.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: I learn as much from a turtle as from a religious text. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

I learn as much from a turtle as from a religious text.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Without mutual tolerance emerging as the foundation, terrible situations like those of Tibet and Sri Lanka, Bosnia and Rwanda, can never be effectively improved. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Without mutual tolerance emerging as the foundation, terrible situations like those of Tibet and Sri Lanka, Bosnia and Rwanda, can never be effectively improved.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: The more you are motivated by Love, The more Fearless and Free your action will be. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The more you are motivated by Love, The more Fearless and Free your action will be.

--Dalai Lama



quote by Dalai Lama: 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. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with 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.

--Dalai Lama

Longer Version:

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 by Dalai Lama: If we have no inner peace, we deceive ourselves into thinking that comfort and prosperity will bring happiness. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

If we have no inner peace, we deceive ourselves into thinking that comfort and prosperity will bring happiness.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: If we have a positive mental attitude, then even when surrounded by hostility, we shall not lack inner peace. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

If we have a positive mental attitude, then even when surrounded by hostility, we shall not lack inner peace.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: World peace must develop from inner peace. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

World peace must develop from inner peace.

--Dalai Lama

Longer Version:

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 by Dalai Lama: If a person's basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

If a person's basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: The real destroyer of inner peace is fear and distrust. Fear develops frustration, frustration develops anger, anger develops violence. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The real destroyer of inner peace is fear and distrust. Fear develops frustration, frustration develops anger, anger develops violence.

--Dalai Lama



quote by Dalai Lama: If you lose your temper, your sound sleep will go, and you will have to use a tranquilizer or sleeping pills? Then gradually, more white hair, wrinkles. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

If you lose your temper, your sound sleep will go, and you will have to use a tranquilizer or sleeping pills? Then gradually, more white hair, wrinkles.

--Dalai Lama


quote by Dalai Lama: Go at least once a year to a place you've never been before. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Go at least once a year to a place you've never been before.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.

--Dalai Lama

Longer Version:

If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. If you wish to know that you are safe, cause another to know that they are safe. If you wish to better understand seemingly incomprehensible things, help another to better understand. If you wish to heal your own sadness or anger, seek to heal the sadness or anger of another.


quote by Dalai Lama: People should never sit alone for too long when they're crying. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

People should never sit alone for too long when they're crying.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: A calm mind is good for our physical health, but it also enables us to see things more realistically. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

A calm mind is good for our physical health, but it also enables us to see things more realistically.

--Dalai Lama





quote by Dalai Lama: I do not see any reason why animals should be slaughtered to serve as human diet when there are so many substitutes. After all, man can live without meat. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

I do not see any reason why animals should be slaughtered to serve as human diet when there are so many substitutes. After all, man can live without meat.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: I never dreamt, in my dream, I'm Dalai Lama. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

I never dreamt, in my dream, I'm Dalai Lama.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one's life. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one's life.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

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

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: If you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

If you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: With the realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

With the realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

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

--Dalai Lama

Longer Version:

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.""Laughter is good for thinking because when people laugh, it is easier for them to admit new ideas to their minds.


quote by Dalai Lama: Human use, population, and technology have reached that certain stage where mother Earth no longer accepts our presence with silence. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

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

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: 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. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

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.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: 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. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

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.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: 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. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

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.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

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

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: 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. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

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.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: 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. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with 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.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

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

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Through difficult experiences, life sometimes becomes more meaningful. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Through difficult experiences, life sometimes becomes more meaningful.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: When we are caught up in a destructive emotion, we lose one of our greatest assets: our independence. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

When we are caught up in a destructive emotion, we lose one of our greatest assets: our independence.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: In order to lead a meaningful life, you need to cherish others, pay attention to human values and try to cultivate inner peace. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

In order to lead a meaningful life, you need to cherish others, pay attention to human values and try to cultivate inner peace.

--Dalai Lama

quote by Dalai Lama: If there is love, there is hope that one may have real families, real brotherhood, real equanimity, real peace. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

If there is love, there is hope that one may have real families, real brotherhood, real equanimity, real peace.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: If at the beginning and end of our lives we depend upon the kindness of others, why in the middle of our lives should we not act kindly toward them? It is the pragmatic choice. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

If at the beginning and end of our lives we depend upon the kindness of others, why in the middle of our lives should we not act kindly toward them? It is the pragmatic choice.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

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

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: 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. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

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.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

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

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: In this century we have made remarkable material progress, but basically we are the same as we were thousands of years ago. Our spiritual needs are still very great. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

In this century we have made remarkable material progress, but basically we are the same as we were thousands of years ago. Our spiritual needs are still very great.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

--Dalai Lama


quote by Dalai Lama: If your heart has peace, nothing can disturb you. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

If your heart has peace, nothing can disturb you.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: An open heart is an open mind. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

An open heart is an open mind.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Compassion is the radicalism of our time. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Compassion is the radicalism of our time.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: If a problem can be solved it will be. If it can not be solved there is no use worrying about it. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

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

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.

--Dalai Lama



quote by Dalai Lama: A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

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

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else.

--Dalai Lama

Longer Version:

To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in somebody else. Rather than speaking badly about people and in ways that will produce friction and unrest in their lives, we should practice a purer perception of them, and when we speak of others, speak of their good qualities.


quote by Dalai Lama: The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

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

--Dalai Lama

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