Saturday, April 03, 2010

Quotes by the Dalai Lama


  1. 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.
  2. Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
  3. If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
  4. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
  5. In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
  6. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
  7. My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
  8. 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.
  9. Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
  10. Sleep is the best meditation.
  11. Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
  12. The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
  13. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
  14. This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
  15. Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
  16. We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
  17. We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
  18. Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
  19. Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
  20. With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.

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