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51 Inspirational Dalai Lama Quotes On Humanity, Love And Compassion

Today’s inspirational Dalai Lama quotes is all about how to achieve happiness and develop a sense of inner peace of one’s self.

True happiness comes from within when you are feeling satisfied and fulfilled.

Having love and compassion for one another should be a habit that we try to practice each and everyday.

Dalai Lama Quotes On Happiness

1. “Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility. Without this inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still be worried, disturbed, or unhappy because of circumstances.”

2. “We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.”

3. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

4. “With realization of one’s own potential and self confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.”

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

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

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

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

9. “A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.”

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

Inner Peace Dalai Lama Quotes

11. “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.”

12. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”

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

14. “We all have to live together, so we might as well live together happily.”

15. “Judge your success by what you ad to give up in order to get it.”

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

17. “Silence is sometimes the best answer.”

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

19. “If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.”

20. “Even when we have physical hardships, we can be very happy.”

Inspirational Dalai Lama Quotes On Compassion

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

22. “The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness.”

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

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

25. “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.”

26. “Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.”

27. “When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.”

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

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

30. “The way to change others’ minds is with affection, and not anger.”

31. 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.”

32. “Sleep is the best meditation.”

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33. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

34. “A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.”

Inspirational Dalai Lama Quotes About Humanity

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

36. “If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.”

37. “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.”

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

39. “In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.”

40. “In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision.”

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

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

43. “World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I  think, the manifestation of human compassion.”

44. “When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.”

45. “Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”

46. “The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.”

47. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”

48. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”

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

50. “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”

51. “The goal is not to be better than any other man, but your previous self.”

Which of these inspirational Dalai Lama quotes were your favorite?

Dalai” means “ocean” in Mongolian (the name “Gyatso” comes from the Tibetan word for ocean).

Lama” is the equivalent of the Sanskrit word “guru,” or spiritual teacher.

Put together, the title of Dalai Lama is literally “Ocean Teacher,” meaning a “teacher spiritually as deep as the ocean.”

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