Quotes from Dalai Lama


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


The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk.


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


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.


I think governments can't do much.


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


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


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


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.'


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.


China has to go along with world trends. That's democracy, liberty, individual freedom. China sooner or later has to go that way. It cannot go backward.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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