Dalai Lama Quotes

The Dalai Lama /?d??la? ?l??m?/ (US), /?dæla? ?l??m?/ (UK) is a monk of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism founded by Je Tsongkhapa. The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso.

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Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

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

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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.

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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.

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In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.

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The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

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

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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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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.

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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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I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.

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In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

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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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Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.

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