20 Inspirational Dalai Lama Quotes That Will Change Your Life

Dalai Lama is a title given by the Tibetan people to the foremost spiritual leader of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. The current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso, who is considered a living Bodhisattva.

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Here are some of his best quotes:

As a human being, anger is a part of our mind. Irritation also part of our mind. But you can do – anger come, go. Never keep in your sort of – your inner world, then create a lot of suspicion, a lot of distrust, a lot of negative things, more worry.

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

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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.

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Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

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

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As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all beings.

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Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

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Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

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Happiness is not something readymade it comes from your own actions.

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

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The more you are motivated by love, The more fearless & free your action will be.

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I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I’m not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs, or gambling (though I’m not knocking them), but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.

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Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.

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

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A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.

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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.

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Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.

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I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for oneself, one’s own family, or nation, but for the benefit of all humankind. Universal responsibility is the key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace.

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Gratitude is something you show in relation to others.

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Our enemies provide us with a precious opportunity to practice patience and love. We should have gratitude toward them.

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In order to be happy we must first possess inner contentment; and inner contentment doesn’t come from having all we want; but rather from wanting and appreciating being grateful for all we have.

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