DALAI LAMA QUOTES

“When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.”
Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama
14th Dalai Lama

Quotes on compassion, life and love:

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be.
Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.
If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.
This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
The planet does not need more ‘successful people’. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane and these qualities have little to do with success as our culture is the set.
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.

“I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends.”

Quotes on happiness and spirituality:

When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways–either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.
If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.
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.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
Happiness doesn’t always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it.
The world has also learned that economic growth, by itself, cannot close the gap between rich and poor.
Ultimately humanity is one, and this small planet is our only home. If we’re to protect this home of ours, each of us needs to experience a vivid sense of universal altruism and compassion.

About

DALAI LAMA

Gelug or “Yellow Hat” school of Tibetan Buddhism is the newest of the classical schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Dalai Lama is a title given by the Tibetan people for the foremost spiritual leader of Gelug Buddhism. Tenzin Gyatso, who lives as a refugee in India, is the 14th and current Dalai Lama.

The Dalai Lama was a prominent figure of the Geluk tradition, which was politically and numerically dominant in Central Tibet. However, his religious authority went beyond sectarian boundaries. Even though he had no formal or institutional role in any of the religious traditions, which were headed by their own high lamas, Dalai Lama was a unifying symbol of the Tibetan state and represented Buddhist values and traditions above any specific school.

In 1959, fearing for his life in the wake of a revolt in Tibet, the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India. He continued to lead a government in exile. According to a poll conducted by Harris Interactive of New York, The 14th Dalai Lama had become the joint most popular world leader by 2013, tied with Barack Obama.