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Dalai Lama
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Once you have a genuine sense of concern for others, there's no room for cheating, bullying or exploitation. Dalai Lama

An open heart is an open mind. Dalai Lama

Compassion and love give meaning to our activities and makes them constructive. Dalai Lama

Someone else's action should not determine your response. Dalai Lama

Compassion, along with love, is the face of altruism. Dalai Lama

Man surprised me most about humanity.Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived. Dalai Lama

Without your own effort it is impossible for blessings to come. Dalai Lama

A zero itself is nothing, but without a zero you cannot count anything; therefore, a zero is something, yet zero. Dalai Lama

If your mind is scattered, it is quite powerless. Dalai Lama

The purpose of life is to be happy. Dalai Lama

Without inner peace it is impossible to have world peace. Dalai Lama

Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. Dalai Lama

The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience. Dalai Lama

A generous heart and wholesome actions lead to greater peace. Dalai Lama

If you want change, create the causes. Dalai Lama

Our prime purpose in life is to serve others. Dalai Lama

Love and compassion are the pillars of world peace. Dalai Lama

When reason ends, then anger begins. Therefore, anger is a sign of weakness. Dalai Lama

Peace does not come through prayer, we human beings must create peace. 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. Dalai Lama

An enemy is indeed a precious teacher. Dalai Lama

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

Now is the time when your action is practice. Dalai Lama

True enlightenment is nothing but the nature of one's own self being fully realized. Dalai Lama

The point of life is happiness. Dalai Lama

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. Dalai Lama

Blessings don't come from outside, but from within. Whatever blessings we receive are the result of our own efforts and positive actions. Dalai Lama

Genuine happiness comes from focusing on the happiness of others. Dalai Lama

Peace starts within each one of us. 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 peace with neighboring communities, and so on. When we feel love and kindness towards others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. Dalai Lama

We humans have existed in our present form for about a hundred thousand years. I believe that if during this time the human mind had been primarily controlled by anger and hatred, our overall population would have decreased. But today, despite all our wars, we find that the human population is greater than ever. This clearly indicates to me that love and compassion predominate in the world. And this is why unpleasant events are "news"; compassionate activities are so much a part of daily life that they are taken for granted and , therefore, largely ignored. Dalai Lama

If we see pride among people who have no idea about Dharma, it is understandable. However, if afflictive emotions and haughtiness are present among Dharma practitioners, it is great disgrace to practice Dalai Lama

Lack of understanding of the true nature of happiness, it seems to me, is the principal reason why people inflict sufferings on others. They think either that the other's pain may somehow be a cause of happiness for themselves or that their own happiness is more important, regardless of what pain it may cause. But this is shortsighted. No one truly benefits from causing harm to another sentient being. . . . . In the long run causing others misery and infringing their rights to peace and happiness result in anxiety, fear, and suspicion within oneself. Dalai Lama

Not only can I not recall my experiences in my previous lives, sometimes I can't even remember what I did yesterday. Dalai Lama

Developing love and compassion and reducing anger and spite is a universal activity which requires no faith in any religion whatsoever Dalai Lama

We need to make material progress, but we need inner development too ... remember that the real development we seek is not in the buildings but in our hearts and minds. Dalai Lama

In the Buddha's life story we see the three stages of practice: Morality comes first, then concentrated meditation, and then wisdom. And we see that the path takes time. Dalai Lama

If you utilize obstacles properly, then they strengthen your courage, and they also give you more intelligence, more wisdom. Dalai Lama

We can solve many problems in an appropriate way, without any difficulty, if we cultivate harmony, friendship and respect for one another. Dalai Lama

It is my fundamental conviction that compassion - the natural capacity of the human heart to feel concern for and connection with another human being - constitutes a basic aspect of our nature shared by all human beings, as well as being the foundation of our happiness. All ethical teachings, whether religious or nonreligious, aim to nurture this innate and precious quality, to develop it and to perfect it. Dalai Lama

Although violence and the use of force may appear powerful and decisive, their benefits are short-lived. Violence can never bring a lasting and long term resolution to any problem, because it is unpredictable and for every problem it seems to solve, others are created. On the other hand, truth remains constant and will ultimately prevail. Dalai Lama

If you become more concerned for the welfare of others, you will experience a sense of calm, inner-strength, and self confidence. Dalai Lama

pain is inevitable,suffering is optional... we have bigger houses,but smaller families. More conveniences,but less time. We have knowledge,but less judgements; more experts,but more problems ; more medicines but less health. Dalai Lama

My earnest request is that you practice love and kindness whether you believe in a religion or not Dalai Lama

We all need basic human values rooted in trust and affection. Dalai Lama

The mind must be developed by you alone. There is no way for others to do the work and for you to reap the results. Reading someone else's blueprint of mental progress will not transfer its realizations to you. You have to develop them yourself. Dalai Lama

Genuine peace is based on inner peace, because you cannot build peace on the basis of anger Dalai Lama

Compassion, forgiveness, these are the real, ultimate sources of power for peace and success in life Dalai Lama

A positive state of mind is not merely good for you, it benefits everyone with whom you come into contact, literally changing the world. Dalai Lama

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. We live in hope, which means looking forward to something good. And there are increasing scientific findings that both our physical and mental well-being depend on our peace of mind. Dalai Lama

If I were to die today, I would have some concern for Tibet. But I know that I have personally done as much as I can to use my existence for others. So I have no regret. Dalai Lama

If the situation was such that there was only one learned lama or genuine practitioner alive, a person whose death would cause the whole of Tibet to lose all hope of keeping its Buddhist way of life, then it is conceivable that in order to protect that one person it might be justified for one or 10 enemies to be eliminated if there was no other way. Dalai Lama

It is maybe not the best choice to have a favorite anything. Dalai Lama

People think of animals as if they were vegetables, and that is not right. We have to change the way people think about animals. I encourage the Tibetan people and all people to move toward a vegetarian diet that doesn't cause suffering. Dalai Lama

Human happiness and human satisfaction must ultimately come from within oneself. It is wrong to expect some final satisfaction to come from money or from a computer. Dalai Lama

The meaning of life is happiness. Dalai Lama

The great benefit of science is that it can contribute tremendously to the alleviation of suffering at the physical level, but it is only through the cultivation of the qualities of the human heart and the transformation of our attitudes that we can begin to address and overcome our mental suffering Dalai Lama

Those who have little interest in spirituality shouldn't think that human inner values don't apply to you. The inner peace of an alert and calm mind are the source of real happiness and good health. Our human intelligence tells us which of our emotions are positive and helpful and which are damaging and to be restrained or avoided. Dalai Lama

The world will be changed by western women. Dalai Lama

True happiness comes from having a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved by cultivating altruism, love and compassion, and by eliminating anger, selfishness and greed. Dalai Lama

Some consider me as a living Buddha. That's nonsense. That's silly. That's wrong. If they consider me a simple Buddhist monk, however, that's probably okay. Dalai Lama

What is my religion? Simple. Kindness. Dalai Lama

It's in our interest to take care of others. Self-centrednes s is opposed to basic human nature. In our own interest as human beings we need to pay attention to our inner values. Sometimes people think compassion is only of help to others, while we get no benefit. This is a mistake. When you concern yourself with others, you naturally develop a sense of self-confidence . To help others takes courage and inner strength. Dalai Lama

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama

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

However capable and skillful an individual may be, left alone, he or she will not survive. When we are sick or very young or very old, we must depend on the support of others. There is no significant division between us and other people, because our basic natures are the same. If we wish to ensure everyone's peace and happiness, we need to cultivate a healthy respect for the diversity of our peoples and cultures, founded on an understanding of this fundamental sameness of all human beings. Dalai Lama

You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things; but with compassion, you must do what you can to stop them - for they are harming themselves, as well as those who suffer from their actions. Dalai Lama

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. Dalai Lama

World peace begins with inner peace. Dalai Lama

By being inattentive to the needs of others, inevitably we end up harming them. Dalai Lama

Harmony can not thrive in a climate of mistrust, cheating, bullying; mean-spirited competition. Dalai Lama

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