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Dalai Lama quotes page 3

We are but visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very
most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives.
If you contribute to other people's happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of
life.
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Love is the absence of judgment.
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I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some
point which may be suitable to you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you
find that it is of no use, then you can discard it.
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Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your
need for each other.
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Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new
day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend or a meaningful
day.
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Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
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A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
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Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
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Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility
and happiness we all seek.
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Instead of wondering why this is happening to you, consider why this is happening to you.
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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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Sleep is the best meditation.
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It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both
for oneself and others.
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The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be.
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Right from the moment of our birth, we are under the care and kindness of our parents, and
then later on in our life when we are oppressed by sickness and become old, we are again
dependent on the kindness of others. Since at the beginning and end of our lives we are so
dependent on other's kindness, how can it be in the middle that we would neglect kindness
towards others?
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The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
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The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
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There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No
matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask
yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can
only face alone. No one can help us, not even the Buddha. So consider carefully, what
prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?
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Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.
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True change is within; leave the outside as it is.
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It is positive to want to go first, provided the intention is to pave the way for others, make
their path more easy, help them, or show the way. Competition is negative when we wish to
defeat others, to bring them down in order to lift ourselves up.
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Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind.
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Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means
solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge;
and through humane ways.
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Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
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I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
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A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave
negatively or hurt you.
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Human use, population, and technology have reached that certain stage where mother Earth
no longer accepts our presence with silence.
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The essence of any religion is good heart. Sometimes I call love and compassion a universal
religion. This is my religion.
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It is not enough to be compassionate, we must act.
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The foundation of the Buddha's teachings lies in compassion, and the reason for practicing the
teachings is to wipe out the persistence of ego, the number one enemy of compassion.
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I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and
long-term happiness to our lives. I'm not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures
like sex, drugs or gambling, though I'm not knocking them, but something that will bring true
and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.
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Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Dalai Lama

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