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Dalai Lama

The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet (born in 1935)

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"The fact that there is always a positive side to life is the one thing that gives me a lot of happiness. This world is not perfect. There are problems. But things like happiness and unhappiness are relative. Realizing this gives you hope." ~ Dalai Lama 

 

 

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  Dalai Lama Quotes

Happiness

Happiness can be achieved through training the mind.

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

The fact that there is always a positive side to life is the one thing that gives me a lot of happiness.

Yin-Yang of Happiness

Beliefs and Values

The need of the day is a warm heart and some sense of humanity.

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Unlike science, the religious tradition teaches the concept of forgiveness, tolerance and compassion. Scientists cannot help you change your emotion, only religion can.

Knowledge, Learning

You might consider things like old age and death as negative, unwanted, and simply try to forget about them. But eventually those things will come anyway.

The Wheel of Life in Buddhism

I learn as much from a turtle as from a religious text.

Achievement

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

Relationships

The need for simple human-to-human relationships is becoming increasingly urgent ... Today the world is smaller and more interdependent. One nation's problems can no longer be solved by itself completely. Thus, without a sense of universal responsibility, our very survival becomes threatened. Basically, universal responsibility is feeling for other people's suffering just as we feel our own. It is the realization that even our enemy is entirely motivated by the quest for happiness. We must recognize that all beings want the same thing that we want. This is the way to achieve a true understanding, unfettered by artificial consideration.

 
 

 

 

 

Buddhism

Buddha's Path To Liberation

Buddha about Happiness

Happiness as the Purpose of Life

Buddha about Conquering

Happiness – It's All in Our Own Hands

The Wheel of Life in the Buddhist Teaching

Dalai Lama about Eastern and Western Approaches

Spiritual Growth and Facing Reality Unafraid

Zen Proverbs, Sayings, and Quotes

Zen Teachings by Bodhidharma

About Dalai Lama

Source: Les Prix Nobel, 1989

His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.

He was born in a small village called Takster in northeastern Tibet. Born to a peasant family, His Holiness was recognized at the age of two, in accordance with Tibetan tradition, as the reincarnation of his predecessor the 13th Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lamas are the manifestations of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, who chose to reincarnate to serve the people. Dalai Lama means Ocean of Wisdom. Tibetans normally refer to His Holiness as Yeshin Norbu, the Wish-fulfilling Gem, or simply, Kundun, meaning The Presence.

Dalai Lama has resided in exile in Dharamsala, India, since 1959. His tireless efforts on behalf of world peace and human rights have brought him international recognition, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

Dalai Lama began his education at the age of six and completed the Geshe Lharampa Degree (Doctorate of Buddhist Philosophy) when he was 25. Unlike his predecessors, His Holiness has met and talked with many Westerners and has visited the United States, Canada, Western Europe, the United Kingdom, Russia, Mongolia, Greece, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Nepal, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Vatican, China and Australia. He has met with religious leaders from all these countries. Since his first visit to the West in the early 1970s,

 

His Holiness' reputation as a scholar and man of peace has grown steadily. In recent years, a number of western universities and institutions have conferred Peace Awards and honorary Doctorate Degrees upon His Holiness in recognition of his distinguished writings in Buddhist philosophy and of his distinguished leadership in the service of freedom and peace.

During his travels abroad, His Holiness has spoken strongly for better understanding and respect among the different faiths of the world. Towards this end, His Holiness has made numerous appearances in interfaith services, imparting the message of universal responsibility, love, compassion and kindness. "

Howard C. Cutler about Dalai Lama1

"When I initially conceived of this book1, I envisioned a conventional self-help format in which the Dalai Lama would present a clear and simple solutions to all life's problems. By the end of our series of meetings I had given up on that idea. I found that his approach encompassed a much broader and more complex paradigm, incorporating all the nuance, richness, and complexity that life has to offer."

Gradually, however, I began to hear the single note he constantly sounded. It is one of hope. His hope is based on the belief that while attaining genuine and lasting happiness is not easy, it nevertheless can be done.

 

 

Underlying all the Dalai Lama's methods there is a set of basic beliefs that act as a substrate for all his actions: a belief in the fundamental gentleness and goodness of all human beings, a belief in the value of compassion, a belief in a policy of kindness, and a sense of commonality among all living creatures."1

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The Value of Leading a Balanced Life

Balance is a key element of a happy life. Dalai Lama teaches, 'A balanced and skillful approach to life, taking care to avoid extremes, becomes a very important factor in conducting one's everyday existence... More

Happiness

Dalai Lama believes that Dalai Lama believes that the purpose of life is happiness. Happiness can be achieved through compassion and training the mind. From his perspective there is an inextricable link between one's own personal happiness and kindness and caring and compassion towards others... More

The Dalai Lama's Worlds of Wisdom for the New Millennium

I always believe we are the same; we are all human beings. Of course, there are many differences in cultural background or way of life, there may be differences in our faith, or we may be of a different color, but we are human beings, consisting of the human body and the human mind. Our physical structure is the same, and our mind, and our emotional nature are also the same... More

Dalai Lama on World Unity

Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, respect for others, responsibility for all your actions... More

The Tibetan Personality Test

The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader, is said to have put forward this personality test for you to better know yourself... More