14th Dalai Lama Quotes
All living beings are believed to possess the nature of the Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra, the potential or seed of enlightenment, within them.
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.
As in science so in Buddhism, understanding the nature of reality is pursued by means of critical investigation...
As time passes I have firmed my conviction that all religions can work together despite fundamental differences in philosophy. Every religion aims at serving humanity. Therefore, it is possible for the various religions to work together to serve humanity and contribute to world peace.
For as long as space endures, and for as long as living beings remain, until then may I, too, abide to dispel the misery of the world.
I am convinced that everyone can develop a good heart and a sense of universal responsibility with or without religion.
I am optimistic that the ancient values that have sustained mankind are today reaffirming themselves to prepare us for a kinder, happier twenty-first century.
I believe that in the 20th century, humanity has learned from many, many experiences. Some positive, and many negative...
I don't want to convert people to Buddhism — all major religions, when understood properly, have the same potential for good.
Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility.
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.
On my part, I remain committed to contribute my efforts for the welfare of all human beings, and in particular the poor and the weak to the best of my ability without any distinction based on national boundaries.
The essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward others. When you have a pure, sincere motivation, then you have right attitude toward others based on kindness, compassion, love and respect.
The time has come to educate people, to cease all quarrels in the name of religion, culture, countries, different political or economic systems.
To study Buddhism and then use it as a weapon in order to criticize others' theories or ideologies is wrong. The very purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others.
We have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. That is not just a dream, but a necessity.
Always learn the rules so you can break them properly.
Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
Do not let a small dispute injure a great relationship.
Happiness is not something ready made. It is comes from your own actions.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Sometimes not getting what you want is an amazing stroke of luck.
Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
The best relationship is one which your love for each other exceeds your need for one another.
When we can recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain the strength to constructively solve the problems of the present.