Top 100+ Inspiring Quotes By Dalai Lama XIV That Will Teach You The Best Life Lessons

Top 100+ Inspiring Quotes By Dalai Lama XIV That Will Teach You The Best Life Lessons Curated by Factober.com

Written by Vishal for Factober

FACTOBER KNOWLEDGE & INSPIRATION

September 18, 2020

Dalai Lama Quotes

The world-famous Buddhist monk Dalai Lama is popular in the whole world for his life lessons on a peaceful and successful life. He’s well-known as a monk in westerners. Asian monk has a fan following from different religions other than Buddhism. #Top100+, #InspiringQuotes, #Lama, #Best #LifeLessons, #InspiringQuotes, #DalaiLamaXIV, #DalaiLama, #DalaiLamaQuotes, #Quotes, #InspirationalQuotes, #MotivationalQuotes, #Quotes, #Inspiration, #Motivation

  1. Many of our problems stem from attitudes like putting ourselves first at all costs.
  2. Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
  3. If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.
  4. Love is the absence of judgment.
  5. Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.
  6. The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.
  7. Although you may not always be able to avoid difficult situations,you can modify the extent to which you can suffer by how you choose to respond to the situation.
  8. Dangerous consequences will follow when politicians and rulers forget moral principles. Whether we believe in God or karma, ethics is the foundation of every religion.
  9. Time passes unhindered. When we make mistakes, we cannot turn the clock back and try again. All we can do is use the present well.
  10. Help others, and if you can’t help them at least don’t hurt them.
  11. Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
  12. Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.
  13. Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility…without this inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still be worried, disturbed, or unhappy because of circumstances.
  14. To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.
  15. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  16. 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. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.
  17. Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.
  18. Silence is sometimes the best answer.
  19. Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.
  20. Someone else’s action should not determine your response.
  21. Time passes unhindered. When we make mistakes, we cannot turn the clock back and try again. All we can do is use the present well.
  22. The creatures that inhabit this earth, be they human beings or animals–are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.
  23. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  24. If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.
  25. Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
  26. If a problem can be solved it will be. If it can not be solved there is no use worrying about it.
  27. We need to learn how to want what we have NOT to have what we want in order to get steady and stable Happiness.
  28. When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know; But when you listen, you may learn something new.
  29. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
  30. Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
  31. The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.
  32. You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things; but with compassion, you must do what you can to stop them — for they are harming themselves, as well as those who suffer from their actions.
  33. Every single being, even those who are hostile to us, is just as afraid of suffering as we are, and seeks happiness in the same way we do. Every person has the same right as we do to be happy and not to suffer. So let’s take care of others wholeheartedly, of both our friends and our enemies. This is the basis for true compassion.
  34. All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction.
  35. If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.
  36. The very purpose of our life is to seek happiness.
  37. If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.
  38. We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
  39. Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
  40. A genuine, affectionate smile is very important in our day-to-day lives.
  41. When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot.
  42. One problem with our current society is that we have an attitude towards education as if it is there to simply make you more clever, make you more ingenious… Even though our society does not emphasize this, the most important use of knowledge and education is to help us understand the importance of engaging in more wholesome actions and bringing about discipline within our minds. The proper utilization of our intelligence and knowledge is to effect changes from within to develop a good heart.
  43. It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.
  44. We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
  45. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.
  46. Whether you believe in God or not does not matter so much, whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much; as a Buddhist, whether you believe in reincarnation or not does not matter so much. You must lead a good life. And a good life does not mean just good food, good clothes, good shelter. These are not sufficient. A good motivation is what is needed: compassion, without dogmatism, without complicated philosophy; just understanding that others are human brothers and sisters and respecting their rights and human dignity.
  47. When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.
  48. If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
  49. 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.
  50. Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
  51. The way to change others’ minds is with affection, and not anger.
  52. A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.
  53. If I am only happy for myself, many fewer chances for happiness. If I am happy when good things happen to other people, billions more chances to be happy!
  54. We need to learn to want what we have, not to have what we want, in order to get stable and steady happiness.
  55. 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.
  56. Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it.
  57. The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts.
  58. If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.
  59. Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.
  60. Compassion is the radicalism of our time.
  61. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
  62. The various features and aspects of human life, such as longevity, good health, success, happiness, and so forth, which we consider desirable, are all dependent on kindness and a good heart.
  63. A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.
  64. Whether our action is wholesome or unwholesome depends on whether that action or deed arises from a disciplined or undisciplined state of mind. It is felt that a disciplined mind leads to happiness and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering, and in fact it is said that bringing about discipline within one’s mind is the essence of the Buddha’s teaching.
  65. If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.
  66. Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.
  67. If there is no solution to the problem then don’t waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then don’t waste time worrying about it.
  68. It is not enough to be compassionate, we must act.
  69. In order to lead a meaningful life, you need to cherish others, pay attention to human values and try to cultivate inner peace.
  70. To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.
  71. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
  72. We create most of our suffering, so it should be logical that we also have the ability to create more joy. It simply depends on the attitudes, the perspectives, and the reactions we bring to situations and to our relationships with other people. When it comes to personal happiness there is a lot that we as individuals can do.
  73. A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.
  74. Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values.
  75. 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.
  76. Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.
  77. Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.
  78. The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.
  79. Happiness doesn’t always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it.
  80. Be happy to change your goals, but never change your values.
  81. If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.
  82. Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.
  83. When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect for others.
  84. When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone, not just our individual selves or some immediate convenience. When we are able to recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain strength to constructively solve the problems of the present.
  85. I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It is the ultimate source of success in life.
  86. People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
  87. There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live.
  88. We are but visitors on this planet. We are here for ninty or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives. If you contibute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.
  89. We are visitors on this planet. We are here for one hundred years at the very most. During that period we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. if you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true meaning of life.
  90. In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.
  91. To be kind, honest and have positive thoughts; to forgive those who harm us and treat everyone as a friend; to help those who are suffering and never to consider ourselves superior to anyone else: even if this advice seems rather simplistic, make the effort of seeing whether by following it you can find greater happiness.
  92. World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.
  93. The more time you spend thinking about yourself, the more suffering you will experience.
  94. The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience.
  95. A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.
  96. Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind.
  97. Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
  98. Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.
  99. Irrespective of whether we are believers or agnostics, whether we believe in God or karma, moral ethics is a code which everyone is able to pursue.
  100. Human use, population, and technology have reached that certain stage where mother Earth no longer accepts our presence with silence.
  101. Wherever you have friends that’s your country, and wherever you receive love, that’s your home.
  102. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  103. Whether you believe in God or not does not matter much, whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much; as a Buddhist, whether you believe in reincarnation or not does not matter so much. You must lead a good life.
  104. True change is within; leave the outside as it is.
  105. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
  106. The world doesn’t belong to leaders. The world belongs to all humanity.
  107. Our ancient experience confirms at every point that everything is linked together, everything is inseparable.
  108. Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
  109. When life becomes too complicated and we feel overwhelmed, it’s often useful just to stand back and remind ourselves of our overall purpose, our overall goal. When faced with a feeling of stagnation and confusion, it may be helpful to take an hour, an afternoon, or even several days to simply reflect on what it is that will truly bring us happiness, and then reset our priorities on the basis of that. This can put our life back in proper context, allow a fresh perspective, and enable us to see which direction to take.
  110. 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.
  111. The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.
  112. Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.

You May Also Like…

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Did you know the human brain can continue functioning after death?

Did you know the human brain can continue functioning after death?

Human Brain Facts The human mind and consciousness are close things. The human brain controls the whole body when you are alive. After death, you're on auto-pilot. Read this creepy fact about the human brain and don't forget to share. The human brain continues working...

Did you know you have at least 6 doppelgangers in the world?

Did you know you have at least 6 doppelgangers in the world?

"There are at least 6 people in the world who look exactly like you. There’s a 9% chance that you’ll meet one of them in your lifetime." A doppelgänger is a biologically unrelated look-alike, or a double, of a living person. In fiction and mythology, a doppelgänger is...

Did You Know Saccharin Was An Accidental Invention?

Did You Know Saccharin Was An Accidental Invention?

Did you know? The artificial sweetener Saccharin was got invented in 1879. The saccharin is a sugar substitute that was found during investigating the oxidation of o-toluene sulfonamide. It was discovered by the chemists' Ira Remsen and Constantin Fahlberg. This way...

Top 500+ Loneliness Quotes You Should Read Right Now

Top 500+ Loneliness Quotes You Should Read Right Now

There are millions of lonely people in the world. Some are trying to keep positive themselves, some might be feeling hard to cope with the situation. You should read these 500+ quotes collection about Loneliness to know more about. Share these quotes using hashtags -...

Top 50+ Interesting Fun Facts About Horses You Should Know

Top 50+ Interesting Fun Facts About Horses You Should Know

50+ interesting fun facts about horses you should know about. Horses are the most loved animals around the world. They've been roaming the human societies for 5000 years. #FunFacts, #Top50+, #Horses, #InterestingFacts, #FactsAboutHorses, #HorseFunFacts, #AmazingFacts,...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This