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37 Wise Quotes By The Dalai Lama That Are Sure To Make You See Things In A Whole New Perspective


Dalai Lama spent his life guiding people to strive towards forgiveness and compassion, as the main steps toward achieving happiness. Here are 37 of his quotes of wisdom that can help change your life for the better.

  1. The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
  2. Love and compassion are the pillars of world peace.
  3. What unites beings is their desire for happiness.
  4. Kindness is the key to peace and harmony in the family life.
  5. Nothing is permanent.
  6. I believe that we are fundamentally the same and have the same basic potential.
  7. Our purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being we desire contentment.
  8. True compassion is not just an emotional response, but a firm commitment founded on reason.
  9. Spend some time alone every day.
  10. Don’t let a little dispute injure a friendship.
  11. Once a year, go someplace you have never been before.
  12. Smile if you want a smile from another face.
  13. In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.
  14. Follow the 3 R’s, Respect for Self, Respect for Others, Responsibility for All Your Actions.
  15. Take into account that great love and great achievements take great risk.
  16. We must all live harmoniously with our neighbors. Our happiness depends on that.
  17. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to achieve it.
  18. Human potential is the same for all. If you have will power, then you can change anything.
  19. You have to make a sustained effort again and again, to cultivate the positive aspects within us
  20. Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
  21. First one must change. I first watch myself, check myself, then expect changes from others.
  22. With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.
  23. You have to start giving first and expect absolutely nothing.
  24. If you must be selfish, then be wise and not narrow-minded in your selfishness.
  25. We can never obtain peace in the outer world, until we make peace with ourselves.
  26. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
  27. It is necessary to combine knowledge born from study with sincere practice in our daily lives. These two must go together.
  28. Through money or power, you cannot solve all problems; the problem in the human heart must be solved first.
  29. If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.
  30. Peace does not come through prayer; we human beings must create peace.
  31. The more you nurture a feeling of loving kindness, the happier and calmer you will be.
  32. When you practice contentment you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes I already have everything that I really need’
  33. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not capable of developing compassion for others.
  34. Happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than form external factors.
  35. Life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not other nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
  36. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
  37. The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness.
Mary Wright


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