I really do love the Dalai Lama quotes so much! I’m not alone on this one I just know it, I think he really is quite the amazing man. So full of wisdom, it makes me feel happy to read his quotes. I am sharing 10 of some of my favorites with you kind readers today. I hope you enjoy them and they inspire you as they do me. Maybe also make your day feel a little brighter and better! 🙂
1.If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
2.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.
3.I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
4.The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
5.Whether one believes in religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.
6.Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
7.Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
8.Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought–so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.
9.It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short-term and the long-term for both yourself and others will come.
10.Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
I love these quotes, Twinnie 🙂 His quotes are just so uplifting! TF ❤
Glad you are loving the quotes and they are uplifting! 🙂 Thanks for being supportive of me and the quotes I pick once a week Twinnie! 🙂 TF ❤
Thanks so much Wendell, that makes me smile! 🙂
I always thought it was interesting that they choose a new Dalai Lama after the old one dies, and they regard the new one as a reincarnation of the old one. What if they new one they choose grows up to be a warmonger? They can’t have him saying un-Dalai-Lama-like things. Obviously they raise the child to play the role of the Dalai Lama, and to think and speak as a Dalai Lama should, but he’s not a robot. He can say what he wants. What if he consistently argues for violence against the Chinese occupation, for example? That’s un-Dalai-Lama-like. Would his handlers/followers arrange an accident for him, to shut him up? Or would they wait for the Chinese to kill him and make him a martyr, sparking an all-out civil war? (the Chinese fear of that is the only thing that really keeps the Dalai Lamas alive all these years.)
Hmmm. Those are all good rules listed above, though. ;->
You are always, always thinking Marvin and of just everything, too! I think you make some interesting points, but I think every Dalai Lama ends up being the best one they could choose. 🙂 It’s just a wonderful and magicial process they have, of course I can be rather naive and always thinking of the best outcome…But I have to believe! 🙂
All of these are so good; can not choose a favorite! Thanks, Gabby! xo
Thanks for liking the quotes Lauren and I’m happy you liked them all! 🙂 It is hard to pick a favorite, I know! 🙂 xo
Great quotes, they all have a very special meaning. 🙂
I am so glad you liked the quotes, they really all do have a special meaning! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by to read them, too! 🙂
Although i have always loved his wisdom i fell in love with this amazingly beautiful person even more when i saw him on masterchef Australia ..if you havent then do watch that episode..it is an old one but truly with wisdom comes humiilty and generousity…he is such an inspiration…
loved the quotes Gabby..we are blessed to be living in the same era as him
the 10th quote is my mantra of life…to be as kind and as generous as much possible..and it is always possible …because only living beings can spread warmth and love ,lets start living again
you are such a lovely soul Gabby..what a wonderful post..you made my day
Love ya 🙂
I haven’t ever watched this show, but will check out the episode when I get a chance to Soma…Thanks for telling me about it! He really is such an inspiration and a beautiful person, you are so right we are blessed to be living in the same era as him. I am happy you loved reading the quotes today and the 10th one is wonderful. I’m not surprised it’s your mantra of life, it’s mine, too and I sure wish it was everyones! Thank you for your kind words, I am so glad it made your day Soma, that makes me happy! 🙂 Love ya, too 🙂
All quotes are wonderful, he is a great man, fighting for the good cause.
Thanks for liking the quotes Indira! He really is a great man fighting for the good cause I agree! 🙂
Hi, Gabby — I’m moving you back to Daily Updates — I can see many examples this week that would have helped me to read! 😎
Hi Judith! Thanks for saying that, it’s good to be appreciated but I know how busy we really get with our lives. I have blogs of yours and others to catch up on, too and will get to it very soon! 🙂
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message–That is love
So very true, isn’t it? 🙂
Gabby, I subscribe to Dalai Lama’s quotes on twitter. Those tweets get me through many a rough spot in planning the next segments of my WIP! This one I retweeted just yesterday:
7. “Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace”
Granbee, That is so wonderful you subscribe to Dalai Lama’s quotes! They get me throgh some rough times and I’m happy they do the same for you, too. That #7 quote is so true, isn’t it? Thanks for your positive comment about the quotes! 🙂
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All quotes are inspiring but #1 & 10 are so easy to remember and are my favorites.
Thank you so much for embracing the quotes, they really are so inspiring and I needed to share. 🙂 You picked two wonderful quotes as your favorites! 🙂
Wonderful words and reminders! thank you! 🙂
Thanks so much for reading Roxi, I’m so happy you enjoyed the quotes! 🙂
excellent wisdom (~_~)
I agree, the Dalai Lama is so very wise. Thanks for reading the quotes Art! 🙂
Gabby Angel, you have my total agreement on quote #1: “If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.”
Couldn’t banks/corporations, for example, follow that one? Imagine! If they did, that could generate smiles everlasting. It could also be considered wealth sharing. 🙂 //mm
I so love that quote, too and wish everybody would follow it! You sure do make excellent points and I do agree with you. Thanks so much for stopping by to read the Dalai Lama quotes, I appreciate it! 🙂 Gabby