Dalai Lama Quotes

Because of lack of moral principle, human life becomes worthless. Moral principle, truthfulness, is a key factor. If we lose that, then there is no future.

Life Quotes, Truth Quotes, Future Quotes, Worth Quotes

Religion, any religion, no matter what sort of wonderful religion, never be universal. So now education is universal, so we have to sort of find ways and means through education system, from kindergarten up to university level, to make awareness these good things, the values, inner values.

Education Quotes, Values Quotes, Awareness Quotes, Wonder Quotes, Religion Quotes

The basic Buddhist stand on the question of equality between the genders is age-old. At the highest tantric levels, at the highest esoteric level, you must respect women: every woman.

Age Quotes, Respect Quotes, Women Quotes, Equality Quotes


Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.

Anxiety Quotes, Wealth Quotes, Possessions Quotes, Suffering Quotes

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

Action Quotes, Vision Quotes

I think the self-burning itself on practice of non-violence. These people, you see, they easily use bomb explosive, more casualty people. But they didn't do that. Only sacrifice their own life. So this also is part of practice of non-violence.

Life Quotes, Practice Quotes, Sacrifice Quotes, Violence Quotes

I have no trouble sleeping.

Trouble Quotes

Out of 6 billion humans, the troublemakers are just a handful.

Trouble Quotes

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

Practice Quotes, Tolerance Quotes

I don't think generally politician come from democratic country. I think not that thinking. But sometimes little bit short-sighted. They are mainly looking for their next vote.

Thinking Quotes

Number of people have said to me, after hearing your thinking, their mind becomes much more happier.

Mind Quotes, Thinking Quotes

Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.

Attitude Quotes, Anger Quotes, Fear Quotes, Loneliness Quotes, Suffering Quotes

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

Trust Quotes, Security Quotes

I have done one thing that I think is a contribution: I helped Buddhist science and modern science combine. No other Buddhist has done that. Other lamas, I don't think they ever pay attention to modern science. Since my childhood, I have a keen interest.

Attention Quotes, Science Quotes

In order to become prosperous, a person must initially work very hard, so he or she has to sacrifice a lot of leisure time.

Time Quotes, Work Quotes, Sacrifice Quotes

Many Tibetans sacrifice their lives.

Sacrifice Quotes

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

Practice Quotes, Respect Quotes

Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute.

Reality Quotes

Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute. So that view is very helpful to maintain a peace of mind because the main destroyer of a peaceful mind is anger.

Anger Quotes, Peace of Mind Quotes, Reality Quotes, Mind Quotes

The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.

Life Quotes, Important Quotes, Purpose Quotes, Men Quotes

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

Purpose Quotes

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

Life Quotes, Help Quotes, Purpose Quotes

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.

Help Quotes, Prayer Quotes

When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, 'Oh yes - I already have everything that I really need.'

Contentment Quotes, Desire Quotes, Practice Quotes

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

Practice Quotes, Compassion Quotes

If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama has some miracle power, that's totally nonsense.

Belief Quotes, Power Quotes

If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama has some miracle power, that's totally nonsense. I am just one human being.

Belief Quotes, Power Quotes

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

Ability Quotes, Confidence Quotes, Potential Quotes

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

Action Quotes, Positive Thinking Quotes, Happiness Quotes

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

Kindness Quotes, Heart Quotes, Philosophy Quotes

Of course, when I say that human nature is gentleness, it is not 100 percent so. Every human being has that nature, but there are many people acting against their nature, being false.

Nature Quotes

Sleep is the best meditation.

Meditation Quotes

There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that anyone can adopt.

Meditation Quotes

There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that anyone can adopt. And, of course, there are Christian monks and nuns who already use Buddhist methods in order to develop their devotion, compassion, and ability to forgive.

Ability Quotes, Compassion Quotes, Meditation Quotes

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

Love Quotes, Humanity Quotes, Compassion Quotes

Logically, harmony must come from the heart... Harmony very much based on trust. As soon as use force, creates fear. Fear and trust cannot go together.

Trust Quotes, Fear Quotes, Harmony Quotes, Heart Quotes, Logic Quotes

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

Ignorance Quotes

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

Hope Quotes

I totally disagree with the view that the Tibet struggle will die, and there will be no hope for Tibet, after the Dalai Lama passes away.

Hope Quotes

The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history.

Change Quotes, History Quotes

I think really, China, Chinese, I think they really have a long history of civilization, rich culture.

Rich Quotes, Civilization Quotes, History Quotes

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.

Education Quotes, Attention Quotes, Heart Quotes

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

Attitude Quotes, Important Quotes, Happiness Quotes, Heart Quotes

At the beginning when the child is coming, people worry the child may be deformed. When a healthy boy or child comes, people are very happy for a short moment.

Health Quotes, Worry Quotes, Beginning Quotes

Wherever I go meeting the public... spreading a message of human values, spreading a message of harmony, is the most important thing.

Important Quotes, Values Quotes, Harmony Quotes

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

Hardship Quotes

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

Action Quotes, Happiness Quotes

Some mischievous people always there. Last several thousand years, always there. In future, also.

Future Quotes

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

Faith Quotes, Emotion Quotes

My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility.

Responsibility Quotes, Desire Quotes, Authority Quotes

6 Top Dalai Lama quotes about Religious

My main concern is meeting with public because my main commitment, main interest is promotion of human value, human affection, compassion and religious harmony.

Commitment Quotes, Compassion Quotes, Harmony Quotes, Religious Quotes

In most cases, my visits to the West are for promotion of human values and religious harmony.

Values Quotes, Harmony Quotes, Religious Quotes

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

Humanity Quotes, Religious Quotes

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.

Love Quotes, Important Quotes, Forgiveness Quotes, Compassion Quotes, Religious Quotes

If you have religious faith, very good, you can add on secular ethics, then religious belief, add on it, very good. But even those people who have no interest about religion, okay, it's not religion, but you can train through education.

Education Quotes, Belief Quotes, Faith Quotes, Ethics Quotes, Religion Quotes, Religious Quotes

I always tell people that religious institutions and political institutions should be separate. So while I'm telling people this, I myself continue with them combined. Hypocrisy!

Hypocrisy Quotes, Religious Quotes

10 Famous Dalai Lama quotes about Religion

I always say that people should not rush to change religions. There is real value in finding the spiritual resources you need in your home religion.

Change Quotes, Spiritual Quotes, Religion Quotes

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

Faith Quotes, Religion Quotes

My main hope is eventually, in modern education field, introduce education about warm-heartedness, not based on religion, but based on common experience and a common sort of sense, and then scientific finding.

Education Quotes, Experience Quotes, Hope Quotes, Heart Quotes, Religion Quotes

Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.

Difficulties Quotes, Confusion Quotes, Intention Quotes, Religion Quotes

All religions try to benefit people, with the same basic message of the need for love and compassion, for justice and honesty, for contentment.

Love Quotes, Contentment Quotes, Honesty Quotes, Compassion Quotes, Justice Quotes, Religion Quotes

Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.

Important Quotes, Awareness Quotes, Discipline Quotes, Religion Quotes

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Kindness Quotes, Religion Quotes

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.

Kindness Quotes, Birth Quotes, Compassion Quotes, Religion Quotes

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

Meditation Quotes, Religion Quotes

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.

Kindness Quotes, Heart Quotes, Philosophy Quotes, Religion Quotes

4 Popular Dalai Lama quotes about Mind

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.

Trust Quotes, Worry Quotes, Anger Quotes, Mind Quotes

More compassionate mind, more sense of concern for other's well-being, is source of happiness.

Compassion Quotes, Happiness Quotes, Mind Quotes

Open-minded people tend to be interested in Buddhism because Buddha urged people to investigate things - he didn't just command them to believe.

Mind Quotes

Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health.

Health Quotes, Important Quotes, Strength Quotes, Confidence Quotes, Mind Quotes

4 Amazing Dalai Lama quotes about Life

I am confident I will set foot again in Tibet in my lifetime.

Life Quotes

Even when a person has all of life's comforts - good food, good shelter, a companion - he or she can still become unhappy when encountering a tragic situation.

Life Quotes, Food Quotes

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.

Life Quotes, Responsibility Quotes, Character Quotes

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. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.

Life Quotes, Challenge Quotes, Strength Quotes, Habit Quotes, Hope Quotes