Dalai Lama Quotes

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

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

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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.

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Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

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Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.

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

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In Buddhism we have relative truth and absolute truth.

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If a person's basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience. On the other hand, if someone is suffering from depression, anxiety, or any form of emotional distress, then even if he or she happens to be enjoying physical comforts, he will not really be able to experience the happiness that these could bring.

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Whatever forms of meditation you practice, the most important point is to apply mindfulness continuously, and make a sustained effort. It is unrealistic to expect results from meditation within a short period of time. What is required is continuous sustained effort.

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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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To seek solitude like a wild animal. That is my only ambition.

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Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

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Be a good human being, a warm-hearted affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief. Having a sense of caring, a feeling of compassion will bring happiness of peace of mind to oneself and automatically create a positive atmosphere.

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

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If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.

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All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

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