Here are 50 quotes from Dalai Lama that will inspire you to live your life with happiness and compassion. Dalai Lama has always preached compassion and non violence. His message is very clear – compassionate will bring happiness.
Be in Silence
“ Silence is sometimes the best answer.
Find out Real Purpose in Life
“ Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
“ Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.
“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.
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“ Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
“Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
“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.
“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.
“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional…we have bigger houses, but smaller families. More conveniences, but less time. We have knowledge, but less judgement; more experts, but more problems; more medicines but less health.
Practice Compassion and Be Happy
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion
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“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
“Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
“Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.
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“Love is the absence of judgment
“No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster. Read More – Life is breathless without hope and optimism
“if you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true meaning of life.
Today is Special…..
“Every day, 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. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.
Love & Relationship
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.
“Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
“If we think only of ourselves, forget about other people, then our minds occupy very small area.
Too small a Problem becomes if …..
“Inside that small area, even tiny problem appears very big. But the moment you develop a sense of concern for others, you realize that, just like ourselves, they also want happiness; they also want satisfaction. When you have this sense of concern, your mind automatically widens. At this point, your own problems, even big problems, will not be so significant. The result? Big increase in peace of mind. So, if you think only of yourself, only your own happiness, the result is actually less happiness. You get more anxiety, more fear.”
“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.
Inner Peace brings happiness…
“Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility…without this inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still be worried, disturbed, or unhappy because of circumstances.
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Bringing the change….
“True change is within; leave the outside as it is.
“Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values.
Today is Most Important
“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, and Do and mostly live.
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Be in Present…
“You are so anxious about the future that you do not enjoy the present. You therefore do not live in the present or the future. You live as if you are never going to die, and then die having never really lived.
Let the flame of Hope is Held High
“The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.
“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
“We are visitors on this planet. We are here for one hundred years at the very most.During that period we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives.
“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
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“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace
“I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends.
“Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
“Someone else’s action should not determine your response.
Be Kind & Generous
“The various features and aspects of human life, such as longevity, good health, success, happiness, and so forth, which we consider desirable, are all dependent on kindness and a good heart.
Controlling your Mind
“A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering
“An open heart is an open mind.
“Human use, population, and technology have reached that certain stage where mother Earth no longer accepts our presence with silence.
Lower your Expectations…
“Happiness doesn’t always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it.
“If I am only happy for myself, many fewer chances for happiness. If I am happy when good things happen to other people, billions more chances to be happy.
Keep On Improving Every Day..
“The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.
Happiness is a State of Mind
“Happiness is determined more by one’s state of mind than by external events
“If I am only happy for myself, many fewer chances for happiness. If I am happy when good things happen to other people, billions more chances to be happy
“The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness
“If you shift your focus from yourself to others, extend your concern to others, and cultivate the thought of caring for the well being of others, then this will have the immediate effect of opening up your life and helping you to reach out.
“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
Over to you
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