Dalai Lama Quotes

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All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
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Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
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China has to go along with world trends. That's democracy, liberty, individual freedom. China sooner or later has to go that way. It cannot go backward.
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Chinese people themselves, they really want change.
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Computers make me totally blank out.
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Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.
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Even when a person has all of life's comforts - good food, good shelter, a companion - he or she can still become unhappy when encountering a tragic situation.
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Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something's wrong. He's not right in the brain.
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Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
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Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.
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I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
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I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we take for granted.
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I think really, China, Chinese, I think they really have a long history of civilization, rich culture.
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I totally disagree with the view that the Tibet struggle will die, and there will be no hope for Tibet, after the Dalai Lama passes away.
- Dalai Lama

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If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama has some miracle power, that's totally nonsense.
- Dalai Lama

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If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Dalai Lama

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In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.
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In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Dalai Lama

20.
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.
- Dalai Lama

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

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My faith helps me overcome such negative emotions and find my equilibrium.
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My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
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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.
- Dalai Lama

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

26.
Sleep is the best meditation.
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Some mischievous people always there. Last several thousand years, always there. In future, also.
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The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk.
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The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history.
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The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.
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The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
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32.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples my philosophy is kindness.
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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

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Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
- Dalai Lama

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

36.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
- Dalai Lama

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When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.
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Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
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Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
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Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.
- Dalai Lama

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