Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

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.

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.

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

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

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

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

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

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

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

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

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

Sleep is the best meditation.