Dali Lama Quotes- the 14th, Lhamo Thondup

Photo of Dali Lama, author, leader of Tibetan Buddhism

When not traveling, the Dali Lama, July 6, 1935, resides in his home in exile in Northern India. A prolific author, world traveler, leader of the Tibetan people in exile and the head of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dali Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

I find it interesting to note that unlike many religious leader, he is a real supporter of science. Through his many dialogues with scientists he does not refute science. Instead he looks for commonalities and constructs that bridge science, religion and spirituality.

Image: Photo of Dali Lama, author, leader of Tibetan Buddhism

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

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

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

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”

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

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

“Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.”

“The world doesn’t belong to leaders. The world belongs to all humanity.”

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

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

“The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be.”

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

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”

Dali Lama (1940-present)

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