Dalai Lama XIV Quotes

Most popular Dalai Lama XIV Quotes

Sleep is the best meditation.
— Dalai Lama XIV (People)

sleep

Spend some time alone every day.
— Dalai Lama XIV

solitude

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
— Dalai Lama XIV

defeat

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
— Dalai Lama XIV
Be kind whenever possible, it is always possible.
— Dalai Lama XIV
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
— Dalai Lama XIV
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
— Dalai Lama XIV

for teachers

The essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward others.
— Dalai Lama XIV

attitude

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
— Dalai Lama XIV
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
— Dalai Lama XIV
Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
— Dalai Lama XIV (Words Of Wisdom: Selected Quotes by His Holiness the Dalai Lama)

compassion

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
— Dalai Lama XIV

failure

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
— Dalai Lama XIV

luck failure

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

hope judging

Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, Respect for others and Responsibility for all your actions.
— Dalai Lama XIV
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
— Dalai Lama XIV

happiness compassion

The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one's life.
— Dalai Lama XIV (Kindness, Clarity, and Insight)

losing our way

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
— Dalai Lama XIV
Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness.
— Dalai Lama XIV (Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World)

generosity

We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don't make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace.
— Dalai Lama XIV
Compassion and love are not mere luxuries.  As the source of both inner and external peace, they are fundamental to the continued survival of our species.
— Dalai Lama XIV (The Times)

compassion

When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
— Dalai Lama XIV
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.
— Dalai Lama XIV

religion

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.
— Dalai Lama XIV (The Dalai Lama: A Policy of Kindness)

kindness religion

World peace can only be based on inner peace. If we ask what destroys our inner peace, it's not weapons and external threats, but our own inner flaws like anger. This is one of the reasons why love and compassion are important, because they strengthen us. This is a source of hope.
— Dalai Lama XIV

inner peace peace