Dalai Lama's phrases: aphorisms, famous quotes


Famous phrases of the Dalai Lama, aphorisms and quotes on the life of this Buddhist monk, spiritual as well as political representative of Tibet, bearer of this prestigious honorary title.

Dalai Lama quotes

- To achieve happiness and achieve personal fulfillment it is essential to know how to give and receive love.

- My suggestion or advice is very simple and is to have a sincere heart.

- Decisions are a way of defining yourself. They are the way to give life and meaning to dreams. They are the way to make us what we want.

- Let go of people who share only complaints, problems, disastrous stories, fear and judgment about others.

- There is no strength comparable to patience just as there is no worse affliction than hatred

- An effective way to combat anxiety is to worry less about yourself and more about others. When we really understand the difficulties of others, ours lose importance.

- A religious creed, if you have one, is of great help; but if you don't have it, you can survive the same happily.

- Share your knowledge. It is a way of achieving immortality.

- As a Buddhist, I should try hard not to develop excessive attachment to Buddhism, because I would compromise my ability to appreciate the value of other faiths.

- There are only two days a year when you can't do anything: one is called yesterday, the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and, mainly, live.

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- The more attached we are to something, the more likely we are to get angry.

- Be kind to the Earth.

- Men either have brains but are without religion, or they have religion but are without brains.

- Where ignorance is our mistress, there is no possibility of true peace.

- Always keep in mind that a great love and great results carry a great risk.

- At least once a year, go to a place where you've never been before.

- All living beings, starting from insects, want to be happy and do not want to suffer. However, while each of us is one individual, the others are infinite in number. It clearly follows that the happiness of others is more important than your own.

- Give your loved ones wings to fly, roots to return and reasons to stay.

- Remember that the best relationship is one where you love each other more than you need each other.

- When you lose, don't miss the lesson.

- Judge your success in relation to what you had to give up to get it.

Dalai Lama aphorisms

- If we want to build peace in the world, let's build it first inside each of us.

- Praying is not enough. God did not create the problem: men do, solve it.

- Remember that not getting what you want can sometimes be a wonderful stroke of luck.

- The real hero is the one who overcomes his anger and hatred.

- If you think you're too young to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.

- True discipline is not imposed. It can only come from within ourselves.

- What surprises me about men is that they lose health to make money and then lose money to recover health. They think so much about the future that they forget to live the present in such a way that they cannot live either the present or the future. They live as if they should never die and die as if they had never lived.

- Learn the rules so you can break them properly.

- Our enemy is our greatest teacher.

- To defeat the force of negative emotions, such as anger and hatred, one of the most effective methods is to cultivate emotions opposite to them, namely love and compassion.

- My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

- I defeated my enemies when I made them my friends.

- Do not allow a small dispute to damage a great friendship.

- A good friend who indicates errors and imperfections and reproaches us for the wrong he has committed must be respected, as if he were telling us the secret of a hidden treasure.

- I was smart and wanted to change the world. Now I am wise and I want to change myself.

- Never get discouraged. Whatever happens around you.Develop your heart and have compassion, not only for your friends but for everyone. Work for peace in your heart and in the world. Never get discouraged.

- When you notice you've made a mistake, do something to correct it immediately.

- Sleep is the best meditation.

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

- Every day, when you wake up, think: today I am lucky because I woke up, I am alive, I have a precious human life and I will not waste it. I will use all my energy to improve myself, to open my heart to others, I will have kind words and not bad thoughts for others and I will not be angry, but I will try to do as much good as I can.

- Happiness is a combination of inner peace, financial resources and, above all, world peace.

Dalai Lama phrases

- Spend some time alone every day.

- There is no way to peace, Peace is the Way.

- When you smile, your smile is good for you, but also for anyone who sees you while you smile.

- Make sure you are not violent with your body, with your word or with your mind. Treat others with respect. Honor people worthy of esteem, such as parents, teachers and those who show kindness. Be nice to everyone.

- Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

- If there is a solution, why do you worry? If there is no solution, why do you worry?

- Nobody was born under a bad star; if anything, there are men who look badly at the sky.

- Negative thoughts and actions produce negative results and conditions, as well as positive thoughts and actions produce positive results and conditions.

- Remember that sometimes silence is the best answer.

- We live very close. So our purpose in life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.

- We choose to be optimistic, we feel better.

- Love is the absence of judgment.

- We need each other. We are responsible for each other.

- Live a good, honorable life, so that, when you think about it as an old man, you can enjoy it a second time.

- My happiness depends on the happiness of others.

- We are only visitors on this planet. We will be here for a hundred years at most. During this time we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. If you contribute to other people's happiness, you find the true meaning of life.

- Unhappiness, I understood then, affects each of us because we consider ourselves at the center of the world, because we are unfortunately convinced that we are the only ones to suffer intolerably. Unhappiness is always feeling imprisoned in one's skin, in one's brain.

- A loving atmosphere in your home must be the foundation of your life.

- Education, kindness, patience and compassion often seem to have been only part of our mythical past.

- When you disagree with your loved ones, face only the current problem, without bringing up the past.

- Through harmony, friendship, and mutual respect, we can solve many problems in the right way, without difficulty.

- Love is the only way to transform human beings, even when they are full of anger and hatred. Manifest this love continuously, without ceasing, without giving in, and you will move them.

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