Dalai Lama Quotes

Dalai Lama Quotes


The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and a prominent figure in the global community. He was born on July 6, 1935, in Taktser, a small village in northeastern Tibet. His birth name was Lhamo Thondup.

At the age of two, Lhamo Thondup was recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, and he was taken to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, to begin his training as a spiritual leader. He was officially enthroned as the 14th Dalai Lama in 1950, just after the Chinese Communist Party had taken control of Tibet.

The Dalai Lama has been a vocal advocate for Tibetan independence and human rights, and has been honored with numerous awards for his efforts, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. He has also been an outspoken proponent of nonviolence and interfaith dialogue and has worked to promote understanding and compassion among people of all cultures and religions.

Despite facing persecution and exile from his homeland, the Dalai Lama has remained committed to his mission of promoting peace and compassion in the world. He continues to travel and speak around the globe, inspiring millions with his teachings and example.

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

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

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

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

The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.

In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

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

The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be.

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

Dalai Lama Quotes
Dalai Lama Quotes

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

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

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

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

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

Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind.

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

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

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.

Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.
Compassion is the radicalism of our time.

Dalai Lama Quotes
Dalai Lama Quotes

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

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.

In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.

The more you talk about negative things in your life, the more you call them in. Speak victory not defeat.

When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.

We are all human beings, and we all have problems. But it is our attitude toward those problems that counts.

If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
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.

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.

Dalai Lama Quotes
Dalai Lama Quotes

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.

Sleep is the best meditation.

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

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.

A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.

Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.

Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.

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