I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.
When we develop a right attitude of compassion and gratitude, we take a giant step towards solving our personal and international problems
Time passes unhindered. When we make mistakes, we cannot turn the clock back and try again. All we can do is use the present well.
If science proves some belief of Buddhism wrong, then Buddhism will have to change. In my view, science and Buddhism share a search for the truth and for understanding reality. By learning from science about aspects of reality where its understanding may be more advanced, I believe that Buddhism enr
I am sometimes sad when I hear the personal stories of Tibetan refugees who have been tortured or beaten. Some irritation, some anger comes. But it never lasts long. I always try to think at a deeper level, to find ways to console.
One who is caught in thought loses one's original nature. All he knows are words and descriptions. When he sees the actual thing, he fails to perceive it.
Although we are all the same in not wanting problems and wanting a peaceful life, we tend to create a lot of problems for ourselves. Encountering those problems, anger develops and overwhelms our mind, which leads to violence. A good way to counter this and to work for a more peaceful world is to de
As a human being, anger is a part of our mind. Irritation also part of our mind. But you can do - anger come, go. Never keep in your sort of - your inner world, then create a lot of suspicion, a lot of distrust, a lot of negative things, more worry.
Every noble work is bound to face problems and obstacles. It is important to check your goal and motivation thoroughly. One should be very truthful, honest, and reasonable. One's actions should be good for others, and for oneself as well. Once a positive goal is chosen, you should decide to pursue i
A sense of concern for others gives our lives meaning; it is the root of all human happiness
Indulgence in resentment and vengeance will only further increase miseries to oneself and others in this life and in lives to come.
Because of lack of moral principle, human life becomes worthless. Moral principle, truthfulness, is a key factor. If we lose that, then there is no future.
We can wake ourselves up, discover in ourselves an energy that was hidden there, and act with more clarity, more force.
These days, in our materialistic culture, many people are led to believe that money is the ultimate source of happiness. Consequently, when they donâ€™t have enough of it they feel let down. Therefore, it is important to let people know that they have the source of contentment and happiness within t
When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities.
Our enemies are our greatest teachers.
Certain beliefs must accompany every action: One should act without selfishness, cultivate compassion for all living things, and develop respect for others.
If we can refrain from harming others in our actions & words, we can start to give serious attention to actively doing good.
To be in flow means to be totally absorbed in whatever one is doing at the moment. It occurs when one is fully present and completely focused on the task at hand...Flow can occur during any human activity, whether work or at play.
If humanity is to survive, happiness and inner balance are crucial. Otherwise the lives of our children and their children are more likely to be unhappy, desperate and short. Material development certainly contributes to happiness - to some extent - and a comfortable way of life. But this is not suf
If we wish to ensure everyoneâ€™s peace and happiness we need to cultivate a healthy respect for the diversity of our peoples and cultures, founded on an understanding of this fundamental sameness of all human beings
Compassion is the wish for another being to be free from suffering; love is wanting them to have happiness.
Our life depends on others so much that at the root of our existence is a fundamental need for love. That is why it is good to cultivate an authentic sense of responsibility and concern for the welfare of others.
In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel "burnout" setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective.
We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don't make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace. Without inner peace it is impossible to achieve world peace, external peace. Weapons themselves do not act. They have not come out of the blue. Man h
Ethics: The indispensable interface between my desire to be happy and yours.
What unites all beings is their desire for happiness.
I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path.
The Dalai Lama is just a temporal leader of Tibet. Dalai
Reason well from the beginning and then there will never be any need to look back with confusion and doubt.