Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

The 14th Dalai Lama (religious name: Tenzin Gyatso, 6 July 1935) is the current Dalai Lama. Dalai Lamas are important monks of the Gelug school, the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism which is nominally headed by the Ganden Tripas. The 14th Dalai Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

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

Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.

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

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.

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

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.

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

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.

World belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader, or that king, or prince, or religious leader. World belongs to humanity.

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

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

Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.

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

There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples, my philosophy is kindness.

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.

Many Tibetans sacrifice their lives.

We all have to live together so we might as well live together happily.

My faith helps me overcome such negative emotions and find my equilibrium.

One thing I want to make clear as far as my own rebirth is concerned the final authority is myself and no one else and obviously not China's Communists.

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

Some mischievous people always there. Last several thousand years always there. In future also.

It is difficult to violently suppress people in the long run as the example of the Soviet Union and the Eastern European countries has shown.

Generally speaking if a human being never shows anger then I think something's wrong. He's not right in the brain.

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.

A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.

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.

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

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.

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.

If you have a particular faith or religion that is good. But you can survive without it.

Today different ethnic groups and different nations come together due to common sense.

We can live without religion and meditation but we cannot survive without human affection.

I want to be just a pure spiritual leader.

It is necessary to help others not only in our prayers but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others the least we can do is to desist from harming them.

I always tell people that religious institutions and political institutions should be separate. So while I'm telling people this I myself continue with them combined. Hypocrisy!

I have no trouble sleeping.

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.

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

I think governments can't do much.

I am confident I will set foot again in Tibet in my lifetime.

Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.

Sleep is the best meditation.

Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion self-discipline that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.

I became the Dalai Lama not on a volunteer basis.

Even when we have physical hardships we can be very happy.

The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.

There are techniques of Buddhism such as meditation that anyone can adopt.

Disagreement is something normal.

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.

Look at situations from all angles and you will become more open.

I think really China Chinese I think they really have a long history of civilization rich culture.

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.

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

My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility.

I consider myself as a free spokesman for the people.

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.

The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful something good.

I always believe the rule by king or official leader is outdated. Now we must catch up with the modern world.

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.

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.

Computers make me totally blank out.

I describe myself as a simple Buddhist monk. No more, no less.

I think there's every reason this 21st century will be much happier.

Wherever I go meeting the public... spreading a message of human values spreading a message of harmony is the most important thing.

I don't think generally politician come from democratic country. I think not that thinking. But sometimes little bit short-sighted. They are mainly looking for their next vote.

I never dreamt in my dream I'm Dalai Lama.

Out of 6 billion humans the troublemakers are just a handful.

Chinese people themselves they really want change.

If you can help others, if you cannot do that at least do not harm them.

As long as I am alive I am fully committed to amity between Tibetans and Chinese. Otherwise there's no use.

When you practice gratefulness there is a sense of respect toward others.

When you are discontent you always want more more more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment you can say to yourself 'Oh yes - I already have everything that I really need.'

I am just one human being.

Number of people have said to me after hearing your thinking their mind becomes much more happier.

Appearance is something absolute but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent not absolute.

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk.

If you want others to be happy practice compassion. If you want to be happy practice compassion.