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Dalai Lama
July 6, 1935 -
Category: Leader

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.


Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.


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


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.


The purpose of our lives is to be happy.


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.


With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.


There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.


The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.


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


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


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


I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.


This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.


It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.


Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.


We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.


Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.


If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.


Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.


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