The Dalai Lama Quotes on Life, Love, Anger, Peace & Happiness

Dalai Lama Quotes

The 14th Dalai Lama, His Holiness Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. there is absolutely no religion or person on this planet who is not been inspired by Dalai Lama inspirational quotes on compassion, love, kindness, peace, health, life, love and even more.

Dalai Lama Quotes

Dalai Lama the 14th is one of the greatest spiritual leaders who taught us to never give up in life with his teachings which we use in a form of quotes. His Holiness The Dalai Lama is a world known famous personality, a positive soul who has committed his entire life spreading positive feelings like forgiveness, humanity, friendship, happiness, inner peace and many more through his best quotation which we can use to become a better person or we can share The Dalai Lama quotes with our loved ones like family or friends to help them to overcome their difficulties. Dalai Lama also quoted on anger, worry, humility and with His life lessons quotes one can help to strive to become a better person and attain inner peace which will help in getting world peace. His Holiness The Dalai Lama XIV’s quotes & saying are worldwide famous and inspires them who wants to live a positive life filled with happiness, love, kindness, humanity, compassion and inner peace. So here we have compiled the best Dalai Lama quotes for our viewers to start a new life. 14th Dalai Lama has also written many books and here we have also gathered some of His quotes from his books. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has also quoted on life and death and through his quotes & sayings, one can positively change the concept about life and love. Also, check out His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama quotes on life and money, meditation and birthday.

BEST DALAI LAMA QUOTES

“Love and compassion are the pillars of world peace.”


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


“If we are demoralized, sad and only complain, we’ll not solve our problems. If we only pray for a solution, we’ll not solve our problems. We need to face them, to deal with them without violence, but with confidence – and never give up. If you adopt a non-violent approach, but are also hesitant within, you’ll not succeed. You have to have confidence and keep up your efforts – in other words, never give up.”


“This generation has a responsibility to reshape the world. Start the task even if it will not be fulfilled in your lifetime. Even if it seems hopeless now, never give up. Offer a positive vision, with enthusiasm and joy, and an optimistic outlook.”


“Never give up. No matter what is happening, no matter what is going on around you, never give up.”


“NEVER GIVE UP No matter what is going on Never give up Develop the heart Too much energy in your country Is spent developing the mind Instead of the heart Be compassionate Not just to your friends But to everyone Be compassionate Work for peace In your heart and in the world Work for peace And I say again Never give up No matter what is going on around you Never give up.”


“To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.”


“Life can be pleasant or miserable. To lead a fruitful life, and to make it positive, practice analytical meditation.”


“In order to meditate correctly, you must have knowledge.”


“The very purpose of meditation is to discipline the mind and reduce afflictive emotions.”


“Meditation may also be thought of as a technique by which we diminish the force of old thought habits and develop new ones.”


“The way to develop inner peace through meditation begins with the recognition that the destroyer of inner peace is not some external foe, but is within us. Therefore, the solution is within us too. However, that inner change does not take place immediately in the way that we switch on a light, but takes weeks, months and years.”


“To foster inner awareness, introspection, and reasoning is more efficient than meditation and prayer.”


“If we want to save the world, we must have a plan. But no plan will work unless we meditate.”


“…there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation.”


“Change only takes place through action, not through meditation and prayer.”


“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.”


“Mindfulness is a technique for keeping your mind continuously on the object of your meditation. It is the antidote to forgetfulness.”


“We shouldn’t think that self is something that is originally there and then eliminated in meditation; in fact, it is something that never existed in the first place.”


“There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that anyone can adopt. And, of course, there are Christian monks and nuns who already use Buddhist methods in order to develop their devotion, compassion, and ability to forgive.”


“Sleep is the best meditation.”


“Women have the capacity to lead us to a more peaceful world with compassion, affection, and kindness.”


“Love and compassion benefit both ourselves and others. Through kindness to others, your heart and mind will be peaceful and open.”


“Whether or not we follow any particular spiritual tradition, the benefits of love and kindness are obvious to anyone.”


“My Brain and My Heart are my Temples. My true Religion is Kindness.”


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


“Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.”


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


“If our tears do not lead us to act then we have lost the reason of our humanity, which is compassion.”


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


“Love and kindness are the very basis of society. If we lose these feelings, society will face tremendous difficulties; the survival of humanity will be endangered.”


“If we can cultivate a concern for others, keeping in mind the oneness of humanity, we can build a more compassionate world.”


“It’s unrealistic to think that the future of humanity can be achieved only on the basis of prayer; what we need is to take action.”


“We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity.“


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


“World belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader or that king or prince or religious leader. World belongs to humanity.“


“Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.”


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


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


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


“The mind is like a parachute. It works best when it’s open.”


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


“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.”


“Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.”


“Happiness is the highest form of health.”


“Certain desires are positive: a desire for happiness; for peace; for a more harmonious and friendlier world.”


“To have true friends and be loved by them, we must in turn feel love and sympathy for others.”


“When the only bond between close friends is attachment, then even a minor issue may cause one’s projections to change. As soon as our projections change, the attachment disappears, because that attachment was based solely on projection and expectation. It is possible to have compassion without attachment, and similarly, to have anger without hatred.”


“Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship.”


“Genuine human friendship is on the basis of human affection, irrespective of your position. Therefore, the more you show concern about the welfare and rights of others, the more you are a genuine friend. The more you remain open and sincere, then ultimately more benefits will come to you. If you forget or do not bother about others, then eventually you will lose your own benefit.”


“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.”


“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.”


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


“To my mind, there are two things that, in life, you can do about death. Either you can choose to ignore it, in which case you may have some success in making the idea of it go away for a limited period of time, or you can confront the prospect of your own death and try to analyze it and, in so doing, try to minimize some of the inevitable suffering that it causes. Neither way can you actually overcome it.”


“I hold the view that death is rather like changing one’s clothes when they are torn and old. It is not an end in itself. Yet death is unpredictable-you do not know when and how it will take place.”


“From a Buddhist point of view, the actual experience of death is very important. Although how or where we will be reborn is generally dependent on karmic forces, our state of mind at the time of death can influence the quality of our next rebirth. So at the moment of death, in spite of the great variety of karmas we have accumulated, if we make a special effort to generate a virtuous state of mind, we may strengthen and activate a virtuous karma, and so bring about a happy rebirth.”


“The process of dying begins with the dissolution of the elements within the body. It has eight stages, beginning with the dissolution of the earth element, then the water, fire and windelements. The color: appearance of a white vision, increase of the red element, black near-attainment, and finally the clear light of death.”


“If you are mindful of death, it will not come as a surprise-you will not be anxious. You will feel that death is merely like changing clothes. Consequently, at that point you will be able to maintain your calmness of mind.”


“There is no way to escape death, it is just like trying to escape by four great mountains touching sky. There is no escape from these four mountains of birth, old age, sickness and death.”


“As a Buddhist, I view death as a normal process, a reality that I accept will occur as long as I remain in this earthly existence. Knowing that I cannot escape it, I see no point in worrying about it. I tend to think of death as being like changing your clothes when they are old and worn out, rather than as some final end. Yet death is unpredictable: We do not know when or how it will take place. So it is only sensible to take certain precautions before it actually happens.”


“Ageing destroys youth, sickness destroys health, degeneration of life destroys all excellent qualities and death destroys life. Even if you are a great runner, you cannot run away from death. you cannot stop death with your wealth, through your magic performances or recitation of mantras or even medicines. Therefore, it is wise to prepare for your death.”


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


“We cannot hope to die peacefully if our lives have been full of violence, or if our minds have mostly been agitated by emotions like anger, attachment, or fear. So if we wish to die well, we must learn how to live well: Hoping for a peaceful death, we must cultivate peace in our mind, and in our way of life.”


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


“Forgiveness is more manly than punishment.”


“Forgiveness doesn’t mean forget what happened. … If something is serious and it is necessary to take counter-measures, you have to take counter-measures.”


“Compassion, tolerance, forgiveness and a sense of self-discipline are qualities that help us lead our daily lives with a calm mind.”


“Compassion and love are the source of all spiritual qualities: forgiveness, tolerance, all the virtues.”


“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.”


“Compassion, forgiveness, these are the real, ultimate sources of power for peace and success in life.”


“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”


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


“Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.”


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


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


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


“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”


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


“Love is the absence of judgment.”


“It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance.”


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


“Compassion automatically brings happiness and calmness. Then, even if you receive disturbing news, it will be easier to take, as your mind is still.”


“Compassion is the radicalism of our time.”


“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.”


“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.”


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


“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.”


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


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


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.”


“I try to treat whoever I meet as an old friend. This gives me a genuine feeling of happiness. It is the practice of compassion.”


“For those who may not find happiness to exercise religious faith, it’s okay to remain a radical atheist, it’s absolutely an individual right, but the important thing is with a compassionate heart — then no problem.”


“Every single being, even those who are hostile to us, is just as afraid of suffering as we are, and seeks happiness in the same way we do. Every person has the same right as we do to be happy and not to suffer. So let’s take care of others wholeheartedly, of both our friends and our enemies. This is the basis for true compassion.”


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


“Compassion is something we can count on. Even if we face economic problems and our fortunes decline, we can still share our compassion with our fellow human beings. National and global economies are subject to many ups and downs, but through them all we can retain a compassionate attitude that will carry us through.”


“Anger cannot be overcome by anger. If someone is angry with you, and you show anger in return, the result is a disaster. On the other hand, if you control your anger and show its opposite – love, compassion, tolerance and patience – not only will you remain peaceful, but the other person’s anger will also diminish.”


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


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


“One of the basic points is kindness. With kindness, with love and compassion, with his feeling that is the essence of brotherhood, sisterhood, one will have inner peace. This compassionate feeling is the basis of inner peace.”


“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”


“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.”


“If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.”


“The challenge today is to convince people of the value of truth, honesty, compassion and a concern for others.”


“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.”


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


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


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


“I TRULY BELIEVE THAT COMPASSION PROVIDES THE BASIS OF HUMAN SURVIVAL.”


“Meditative practice allows us to quiet the distracting thoughts and feelings so that we can perceive reality, and respond to it more skillfully. The ability to be present in each moment is nothing more and nothing less than the ability to accept the vulnerability, discomfort, and anxiety of everyday life.”


“From the moment of birth, every human being wants to discover happiness and avoid suffering. No differences in our culture or our education or our religion affect this. From the very core of our being, we simply desire joy and contentment. But so often these feelings are fleeting and hard to find, like a butterfly that lands on us and then flutters away.”


“joy is in fact our birthright and even more fundamental than happiness.”


“The problem is that our world and our education remain focused exclusively on external, materialistic values. We are not concerned enough with inner values. Those who grow up with this kind of education live in a materialistic life and eventually the whole society becomes materialistic. But this culture is not sufficient to tackle our human problems. The real problem is here in Mind and Heart.”


“Marriages, even the best ones—perhaps especially the best ones—are an ongoing process of spoken and unspoken forgiveness.”


“In fact, taking care of others, helping others, ultimately is the way to discover your own joy and to have a happy life.”


“Peace and equanimity come from letting go of our attachment to the goal and the method. That is the essence of acceptance. Reflecting”


“One of the key paradoxes in Buddhism is that we need goals to be inspired, to grow, and to develop, even to become enlightened, but at the same time we must not get overly fixated or attached to these aspirations.”


“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. I felt fear more times than I can remember, but I hid it behind a mask of boldness. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”


“People who are always laughing have a sense of abandon and ease. They are less likely to have a heart attack than those people who are really serious and who have difficulty connecting with other people. Those serious people are in real danger.”


“If something can be done about the situation, what need is there for dejection? And if nothing can be done about it, what use is there for being dejected?”


“Something is lacking. As one of the seven billion human beings, I believe everyone has the responsibility to develop a happier world. We need, ultimately, to have a greater concern for others’ well-being. In other words, kindness or compassion, which is lacking now. We must pay more attention to our inner values. We must look inside.”


“Suffering is inevitable, they said, but how we respond to that suffering is our choice. Not even oppression or occupation can take away this freedom to choose our response. Right”


“The three factors that seem to have the greatest influence on increasing our happiness are our ability to reframe our situation more positively, our ability to experience gratitude, and our choice to be kind and generous.”


“There are going to be frustrations in life. The question is not: How do I escape? It is: How can I use this as something positive?”


“Why be unhappy about something if it can be remedied? And what is the use of being unhappy if it cannot be remedied?”


“Seek to be an oasis of caring and concern as you live your life.”


“We create most of our suffering, so it should be logical that we also have the ability to create more joy. It simply depends on the attitudes, the perspectives, and the reactions we bring to situations and to our relationships with other people. When it comes to personal happiness there is a lot that we as individuals can do.”


“The more time you spend thinking about yourself, the more suffering you will experience.”


“There’s a Tibetan saying: ‘Wherever you have friends that’s your country, and wherever you receive love, that’s your home.”


“When life becomes too complicated and we feel overwhelmed, it’s often useful just to stand back and remind ourselves of our overall purpose, our overall goal. When faced with a feeling of stagnation and confusion, it may be helpful to take an hour, an afternoon, or even several days to simply reflect on what it is that will truly bring us happiness, and then reset our priorities on the basis of that. This can put our life back in proper context, allow a fresh perspective, and enable us to see which direction to take.”


“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.”


“If you can, serve other people, other sentient beings. If not, at least refrain from harming them. I think that is the whole basis of my philosophy.”


“The more honest you are, the more open, the less fear you will have, because there’s no anxiety about being exposed or revealed to others.”


“Regret with dignity and grace.”


“The more honest you are, the more open, the less fear you will have, because there’s no anxiety about being exposed or revealed to others.”


“Regret with dignity and grace.”


“The more honest you are, the more open, the less fear you will have, because there’s no anxiety about being exposed or revealed to others.”


“Regret with dignity and grace.”


“The more honest you are, the more open, the less fear you will have, because there’s no anxiety about being exposed or revealed to others.”


“Regret with dignity and grace.”


“The more honest you are, the more open, the less fear you will have, because there’s no anxiety about being exposed or revealed to others.”


“Regret with dignity and grace.”


“In general, if we carefully examine any given situation in a very unbiased and honest way, we will realize that to a large extent we are also responsible for the unfolding of events.”


“Our attitude towards suffering becomes very important because it can affect how we cope with suffering when it arises.”


“Happiness is determined more by one’s state of mind than by external events.”


“We need to learn how to want what we have NOT to have what we want in order to get steady and stable Happiness”


“For our life to be of value, I think we must develop basic good human qualities—warmth, kindness, compassion. Then our life becomes meaningful and more peaceful—happier.”


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


“Whether our action is wholesome or unwholesome depends on whether that action or deed arises from a disciplined or undisciplined state of mind. It is felt that a disciplined mind leads to happiness and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering, and in fact it is said that bringing about discipline within one’s mind is the essence of the Buddha’s teaching.”


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


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


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


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


“Anger may bring extra energy, but it eclipses the best part of our brain: its rationality. The energy of anger is almost always unreliable.”


“We cannot overcome anger and hatred simply by suppressing them. We need to actively cultivate the antidotes: patience and tolerance.”


“In general I think that anger is a sign of weakness and tolerance a sign of strength.”


“Developing love and compassion and reducing anger and spite is a universal activity which requires no faith in any religion whatsoever.”


“If you harm someone out of anger, you may feel some superficial satisfaction, but deep down you know it was wrong. Your confidence will be undermined. However, if you have an altruistic attitude, you’ll feel comfortable and confident in the presence of others.”


“How much am I doing about my anger? About my attachment, about my hatred, about my pride, my jealousy? These are the things which we must check in daily life.”


“Happiness cannot come from hatred or anger. Nobody can say, ‘Today I am happy because this morning I was angry.’ On the contrary, people feel uneasy and sad and say, ‘Today I am not very happy, because I lost my temper this morning.”


“Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something’s wrong. He’s not right in the brain.”


“If we ourselves remain angry and then sing world peace, it has little meaning. First, our individual self must learn peace. This we can practice. Then we can teach the rest of the world.”


“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.”


“Genuine peace is based on inner peace, because you cannot build peace on the basis of anger.”


“The way to change others’ minds is with affection, and not anger.”


“Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.”

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