Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

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

Every day, think as you wake up, “Today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, i am not going to waste it

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

Sleep is the best meditation.

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.

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

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.

Be kind whenever possible.
It is always possible.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My religion is very simple.
My religion is kindness.

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