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“NEVER GIVE UP
No matter what is going on
Never give up
Develop the heart
Too much energy in your country
Is spent developing the mind
Instead of the heart
Be compassionate
Not just to your friends
But to everyone
Be compassionate
Work for peace
In your heart and in the world
Work for peace
And I say again
Never give up
No matter what is going on around you
Never give up”
Dalai Lama XIV
“The more you are motivated by Love,
The more Fearless & Free your action will be.”
Dalai Lama XIV
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“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.”
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“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.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.”
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“In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.”
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“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.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“If we think only of ourselves, forget about other people, then our minds occupy very small area. Inside that small area, even tiny problem appears very big. But the moment you develop a sense of concern for others, you realize that, just like ourselves, they also want happiness; they also want satisfaction. When you have this sense of concern, your mind automatically widens. At this point, your own problems, even big problems, will not be so significant. The result? Big increase in peace of mind. So, if you think only of yourself, only your own happiness, the result is actually less happiness. You get more anxiety, more fear.”
Dalai Lama XIV, The Wisdom of Forgiveness
“The way to change others' minds is with affection, and not anger.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“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.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“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.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“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.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“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.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“Love and Compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“Compassion is the radicalism of our time.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“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.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“We can reject everything else: religion, ideology, all received
wisdom. But we cannot escape the necessity of love and compassion....
This, then, is my true religion, my simple faith. In this sense, there is no need
for temple or church, for mosque or synagogue, no need for complicated
philosophy, doctrine or dogma. Our own heart, our own mind, is the temple.
The doctrine is compassion. Love for others and respect for their rights and
dignity, no matter who or what they are: ultimately these are all we need.
So long as we practice these in our daily lives, then no matter if we are
learned or unlearned, whether we believe in Buddha or God, or follow some
other religion or none at all, as long as we have compassion for others and
conduct ourselves with restraint out of a sense of responsibility, there is
no doubt we will be happy.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“True change is within; leave the outside as it is.”
Dalai Lama XIV, How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life
“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.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“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.”
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“It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.”
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“If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.”
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“Open your arms to change but don't let go of your values.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“Sleep is the best meditation.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“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.”
Dalai Lama XIV, The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality
“The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“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.”
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