25 Inspirational Dalai Lama Quotes

25 Inspirational Dalai Lama Quotes

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The 14th Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama, the highest spiritual leader of Tibet, and considered a living Bodhisattva, an emanation of Avalokiteśvara. The Dalai Lamas are also leaders of the Gelug School, which is the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism and was formally headed by the Ganden Tripas.

Inspirational Dalai Lama Quotes:


1. “An eye for an eye….we are all blind” Dalai Lama

2. “A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise man´s wisdom even if he associates with a sage.” Dalai Lama

3. “There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’

4. “No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.” Dalai Lama

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

6. “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.” Dalai Lama

7. “Time passes unhindered. When we make mistakes, we cannot turn the clock back and try again. All we can do is use the present well.” Dalai Lama

8. “An open heart is an open mind.” Dalai Lama

9. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation.” Dalai Lama

10. “Silence is sometimes the best answer” Dalai Lama

11. “The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.” Dalai Lama

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

13. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” Dalai Lama

14. “To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.” Dalai Lama

15. “The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness” Dalai Lama

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

17. “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.” Dalai Lama

18. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” Dalai Lama

19. “It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.” Dalai Lama

20. “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

21. “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.” Dalai Lama

22. “In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.” Dalai Lama

23. “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” Dalai Lama

24. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves” Dalai Lama

25. “The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.” Dalai Lama

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