The 50 Most Motivational Dalai Lama Quotes

The 50 Most Motivational Dalai Lama Quotes
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Dalai Lama is a title given by the Tibetan people to the highest spiritual leader. The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso original name Lhamo Dhondup with spiritual name Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso. Tenzin Gyatso was born on July 6, 1935 in Takster, China. The Dalai Lama and thousands of his people fled to Dharamshala when the people’s republic of China invaded them. Since then, he took actions together with his numerous conferences and lectures as part of his humanitarian work. Through his work, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. After his gallstone surgery, Dalai Lama announced his semi-retirement.

Dalai Lama Quotes

“A sense of contentment is a key factor for attaining happiness”

DALAI LAMA Quotes , The Art of Living: A Guide to Contentment, Joy and Fulfillment (ed. Thorsons Pub, 2001) – ISBN: 9780007116010

“In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.”

DALAI LAMA, Kindness, Clarity, and Insight (ed. Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated, 1984)

“The need for love lies at the very foundation of human existence.”

DALAI LAMA, Path To Tranquility (ed. Penguin Books India, 1998) – ISBN: 9780140277197

“Morally speaking, we should be concerned for our whole environment.”

DALAI LAMA, Policy of Kindness: An Anthology of Writings by and about the Dalai Lama (ed. Shambhala, 1990) – ISBN: 9781559397698
Quotes by the Dalai Lama

“Anything that contradicts experience and logic should be abandoned.”

DALAI LAMA Quotes, Path To Tranquility (ed. Penguin Books India, 1998) – ISBN: 9780140277197

“Don’t compare me with Jesus. He is a great master, a great master…”

DALAI LAMA, Interview in The New York Times (28 November 1993).

“I truly believe that compassion provides the basis of human survival.”

DALAI LAMA, The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living (ed. Hachette UK, 1999) – ISBN: 9781848940529

“So our future is in our own hands. What greater free will do we need?”

DALAI LAMA, Dzogchen: The Heart Essence of the Great Perfection (ed. Snow Lion Publication, 2004)
Dalai Lama Quotes

“Basically, from the viewpoint of real human value we are all the same.”

DALAI LAMA Quotes, Kindness, Clarity, and Insight (ed. Shambhala Publications, 2013) – ISBN: 9780834828407

“Even a small act of compassion grants meaning and purpose to our lives.”

DALAI LAMA, How To Be Compassionate: A Handbook for Creating Inner Peace and a Happier World (ed. Random House, 2011) – ISBN: 9781446491836

“Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”

DALAI LAMA, Opening the eye of new awareness (ed. Wisdom Pubns, 1985)

“Neither a space station nor an enlightened mind can be realized in a day.”

DALAI LAMA, How To Practise: The Way to a Meaningful Life (ed. Random House, 2012) – ISBN: 9781448118854
Dalai Lama Quotes

“I believe deeply that we must find, all of us together, a new spirituality.”

DALAI LAMA Quotes, Violence and compassion (ed. Doubleday Books, 1996)

“Happiness is determined more by one’s state of mind than by external events.”

DALAI LAMA, The Art of Happiness – 10th Anniversary Edition (ed. Hachette UK, 2011) – ISBN: 9781848945869

“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.”

DALAI LAMA, As quoted in Words Of Wisdom: Selected Quotes by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (2001) edited by Margaret Gee, p. 71.

“From a certain point of view our real enemy, the true troublemaker, is inside.”

DALAI LAMA, Universal Responsibility and the Good Heart (ed. 1980)
Dalai Lama Quotes

“By being inattentive to the needs of others, inevitably we end up harming them.”

DALAI LAMA, Ethics for the New Millennium (ed. 1999)

“When selflessness is seen in objects, the seed of cyclic existence is destroyed.”

DALAI LAMA Quotes, How to See Yourself As You Really Are (ed. Random House, 2012) – ISBN: 9781448118373

“Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.”

DALAI LAMA, The Political Philosophy of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama: Selected Speeches and Writings (ed. 1998)

“Religious belief is not a precondition either of ethical conduct or of happiness.”

DALAI LAMA, Ethics for the New Millennium (ed. 1999)
Dalai Lama Quotes

“A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.”

DALAI LAMA Quotes, The Art of Happiness – 10th Anniversary Edition (ed. Hachette UK, 2011) – ISBN: 9781848945869

“For change to happen in any community, the initiative must come from the individual.”

DALAI LAMA, The Heart of the Buddha’s Path (ed. Thorsons Pub, 1999) – ISBN: 9780722539323

“I believe in justice and truth, without which there would be no basis for human hope”

DALAI LAMA, The Collected Statements, Articles, and Interviews of His Holiness The Dalai Lama (ed. 1982)

“Real power has to do with one’s ability to influence the hearts and minds of others.”

DALAI LAMA, The Art Of Happiness At Work (ed. Hachette UK, 2005) – ISBN: 9781444713886
Quotes by the Dalai Lama

“Our every action has a universal dimension, a potential impact on others’ happiness.”

DALAI LAMA Quotes, Ancient Wisdom, Modern World: Ethics for the New Millennium (ed. Hachette UK, 2010) – ISBN: 9780748116546

“The training of the mind is an art. If this can be considered art, one’s life is art.”

DALAI LAMA, Path To Tranquility (ed. Penguin Books India, 1998) – ISBN: 9780140277197

“We need to teach people that the environment has a direct bearing on our own benefit.”

DALAI LAMA, My Tibet (ed. Univ of California Press, 1995) – ISBN: 9780520089488

“To a large extent, whether you suffer depends on how you respond to a given situation.”

DALAI LAMA, The Dalai Lama: Essential Writings (ed. 2008) – ISBN: 9781570757891
Dalai Lama Quotes

“Conservation is not merely a question of morality, but a question of our own survival.”

DALAI LAMA Quotes, Policy of Kindness: An Anthology of Writings by and about the Dalai Lama (ed. Shambhala, 1990) – ISBN: 9781559397698

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

DALAI LAMA, As quoted in A Small Drop of Ink: A Collection of Inspirational and Moving Quotations of the Ages (2003) by Linda Pendleton.

“Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease.”

DALAI LAMA, Path To Tranquility (ed. Penguin Books India, 1998) – ISBN: 9780140277197

“Along with selfishness, anger is one of the most serious problems facing the world today”

DALAI LAMA, How to Be Compassionate: A Handbook for Creating Inner Peace and a Happier World (ed. Simon and Schuster, 2011) – ISBN: 9781451623925
Inspiring Dalai Lama Quotes

“True compassion is universal in scope. It is accompanied by a feeling of responsibility.”

DALAI LAMA Quotes, The Spirit of Tibet, Vision for Human Liberation (ed. 1996)

“An ethical act is one which does not harm others’ experience or expectation of happiness.”

DALAI LAMA, The Essence Of Wisdom (ed. Hachette UK, 2012) – ISBN: 9781405521185

“A genuine smile touches something fundamental in us: our natural appreciation of kindness.”

DALAI LAMA, Ancient Wisdom, Modern World: Ethics for the New Millennium (ed. Hachette UK, 2010) – ISBN: 9780748116546

“Human potential is the same for all. If you have will power, then you can change anything.”

DALAI LAMA, Kindness, clarity, and insight (ed. Snow Lion Pubns, 2006)
Motivational Dalai Lama Quotes

“All I can do is engage with complete sincerity. Then whatever happens, there is no regret.”

DALAI LAMA Quotes, Worlds in Harmony: Dialogues on Compassionate Action (ed. 1992)

“It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance.”

DALAI LAMA, Ocean of Wisdom: Guidelines for Living (1989) ISBN 094066609X

“It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.”

DALAI LAMA, The Heart of the Buddha’s Path (ed. Thorsons Pub, 1999) – ISBN: 9780722539323

“Happiness comes through taming the mind; without taming the mind there is no way to be happy”

DALAI LAMA, How to Expand Love: Widening the Circle of Loving Relationships (ed. Simon and Schuster, 2006) – ISBN: 9780743269698
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