Tenzin Gyatso is the 14th Dalai Lama and he was described as a Buddhist monk. He was the most famous spiritual leader in Tibet. He was born in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet on July 6, 1935. He belongs to a farming family. He received many awards from many countries while in his spiritual and political career. Let’s see some of the most inspiring and famous quotes from Dalai Lama.

Dalai Lama Buddhism Quotes

Dalai Lama Thought for the Day

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.

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Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.

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Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.

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Anger cannot be overcome by anger. If someone is angry with you, and you show anger in return, the result is a disaster. On the other hand, if you control your anger and show its opposite – love, compassion, tolerance and patience – not only will you remain peaceful, but the other person’s anger will also diminish.

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If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.

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Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace.

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The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.

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When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.

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Never give up. No matter what is happening, no matter what is going on around you, never give up.

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Follow the three R’s: – Respect for self. – Respect for others. – Responsibility for all your actions.

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If someone does not smile at you, be generous and offer your own smile. Nobody needs a smile more than the one that cannot smile at others.

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You have to start giving first and expect absolutely nothing.

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Sleep is the best meditation.

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Many people think that patience is a sign of weakness.
I think this is a mistake. It is anger that is a sign of
weakness, whereas patience is a sign of strength

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When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

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I do not see any reason why animals should be slaughtered to serve as a human diet when there are so many substitutes. After all, man can live without meat. It is only some carnivorous animals that have to subsist on flesh. Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventures, and for hides and furs is a phenomenon which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging in such acts of brutality . . . Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to a man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.

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Most of our problems are related to the mind, so we have to work to reduce our destructive emotions.

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If you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy.

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Dalai Lama Travel Quote

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

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Once a year visiting a new place makes you see the new people, their traditions and culture. Really it creates a beautiful experience in your life and gives a good life lesson.

Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day.

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Dalai Lama Quotes about Religion

This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.

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

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Dalai Lama Religious Quotes

The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts.

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Buddhism does not accept a theory of God or a creator. According to Buddhism, one’s own actions are the creator, ultimately. Some people say that, from a certain angle, Buddhism is not a religion but rather a science of mind

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