Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dalai Lama's most Famous Quotes

Dalai Lama is a high lama in the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism. Dalai Lamas are the head monks of the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Shortened from Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, born Lhamo Dondrub is the 14th Dalai Lama  and as well as the longest lived incumbent. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is also well known for his lifelong advocacy for Tibetans inside and outside Tibet. He was only formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama on 17 November 1950, at the age of 15.

A charismatic speaker, he has since traveled the world, advocating for the welfare of Tibetans, teaching Tibetan Buddhism and talking about the importance of compassion as the source of a happy life. Around the world, institutions face pressure from China not to accept him.

In line with this, I have listed a collection of quotes from Dalai Lama about the more important things in life other than personal gain... Let these be an inspiration to all as it has been with me...

1. My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

2. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

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

4. We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

5. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

6. To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.

7. A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise man´s wisdom even if he associates with a sage.

8. In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.

9. Love is the absence of judgment.

10. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

11. 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.
12. Silence is sometimes the best answer

13. Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.

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

15. 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 whatsoever.

16. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it

17. People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.

18. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

19. Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children don't usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day.

20. The more you are motivated by Love, The more Fearless & Free your action will be.

He is an inspiration to all... Let us help him spread the good news of peace and love to all mankind...

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