Dalai Lama XIV

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

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

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

“Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.”

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

“This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple: kindness.”

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

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”

“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.”

“There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us, not even the Buddha. So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?”

“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.”

“Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children don�t usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day.”

“All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction”

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