Random Thoughts on the Sacred Journey of Everyday Life
14 Quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama
"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."
"There is no need for temples, no need for
complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my
philosophy is kindness."
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." .
"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves."
. "My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness." .
“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I
have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to
use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others;
to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to
have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think
badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” .
“Silence is sometimes the best answer” .
“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” .
“If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do
something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable,
then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying
“Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” .
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” .
“If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best
spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the
opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and
“Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.” .
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”