“In our world today, everyone wants to live a happy life and indeed everyone has a right to a happy life. Yet we face problems, many of which are of our own making. If we look a little deeper, we may see that loving kindness is the key to our survival.”His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Category: Dalai Lama Quote
“Ideas may start with a single individual, but they grow as they are taken up by humanity at large. Young people can make a definite contribution to peace in the world.”His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Learn to Collaborate
“If we want to see a more peaceful world, we have to learn to collaborate. Young people shouldn’t follow previous patterns of behaviour. New conditions, like our interdependent, globalised world, require new ideas. Dividing people into ‘us’ and ‘them’ is out of date.”His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Problem sharing is a problem-solving!
“Wherever you live, try to create a happy community. I pray that every human being, indeed every sentient being, should be happy. So, if you come across individuals facing problems, help them. Share their problems and try to bring them peace of mind.”His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Bring a smile to your enemy’s face!
“To achieve peace of mind it’s important to have patience and it’s people who are hostile and antagonistic rather than our friends who teach us patience. It’s not difficult to make your friends smile, but bringing a smile to your enemy’s face is a real achievement.”His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
“Like anything else, life has a beginning and in due course must end. In between those two events the important goal should be to live meaningfully, not to create trouble for others. If we can do that, when the end comes, we can go feeling at peace.”His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
“We are truly brothers and sisters. We all face the same kind of problems and we all have the ability to overcome them. That means putting our human brains to good use, combined with a strong sense of warm-heartedness.”His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Basis of Human Values
“Ask children whether they prefer smiling faces or stern ones. Obviously, the way to bring about harmony and friendship is to smile. We need to cultivate such childlike attributes that are the basis of human values and remember that we are the same and have to live together.”His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
“I’m just a simple Buddhist monk but I’m trying to help others lead a happy life, to learn to appreciate what a difference it makes to find peace of mind. That’s my dream. One of my main practices is the cultivation of altruism — it’s what I think about the moment I wake up.”His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Train Happy Individuals
“The aim of education should be to train happy individuals who make up a peaceful society. It requires warm-heartedness and taking a broad-minded, holistic and far-sighted approach that enables people to cope, whatever happens. It entails focussing on the good of the community.”His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama