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The very purpose of spirituality is self-discipline. Rather than criticizing others, we should evaluate and criticize ourselves. Ask yourself, what am I doing about my anger, my attachment, my pride, my jealousy? These are the things we should check in our day to day lives.
1,532 3,219
Genuine friends, are attracted by a warm heart, not money, not power. A genuine friend considers you as just another human being, as a brother or sister, and shows affection on that level, regardless of whether you are rich or poor, or in a high position; that is a genuine friend
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Compassion suits our physical condition, whereas anger, fear and distrust are harmful to our well-being. Therefore, just as we learn the importance of physical hygiene to physical health, to ensure healthy minds, we need to learn some kind of emotional hygiene.
24,160 66,079
Although I am a Buddhist monk, I am skeptical that prayers alone will achieve world peace. We need instead to be enthusiastic and self-confident in taking action.
72,974 226,332
I believe the ultimate source of blessings is within us. A good motivation and honesty bring self-confidence, which attracts the trust and respect of others. Therefore the real source of blessings is in our own mind.
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The basic foundation of humanity is compassion and love. This is why, if even a few individuals simply try to create mental peace and happiness within themselves and act responsibly and kind-heartedly towards others, they will have a positive influence in their community.
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Many people think that patience is a sign of weakness. I think this is a mistake. It is anger that is a sign of weakness, whereas patience is a sign of strength.
68,036 175,464
Developing inner values is much like physical exercise. The more we train our abilities, the stronger they become. The difference is that, unlike the body, when it comes to training the mind, there is no limit to how far we can go.
26,134 68,779
What’s past is past, nothing can change that. But the future can be different if we choose to make it so. We have to cultivate a vision of a happier, more peaceful future and make the effort now to bring it about. This is no time for complacency, hope lies in the action we take.
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Destructive thoughts and emotions undermine the very causes of peace and happiness. If you think clearly about it, it makes no sense to think you’re seeking happiness, if you do nothing to restrain angry, spiteful, and malicious thoughts and emotions.
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Modern education pays little attention to inner values and yet our basic human nature is compassionate. We need to incorporate compassion and warm-heartedness into the modern education system to make it more holistic.
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I really feel that some people neglect and overlook compassion because they associate it with religion. Of course, everyone is free to choose whether they pay religion any regard, but to neglect compassion is a mistake because it is the source of our own well-being.
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First in a series conceived by HHDL, ”Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics, Vol. 1: The Physical World", that brings together classical Buddhist explorations of the nature of our material world and the human mind and puts them into context for the modern reader.
2,336 9,816
Whether science or religion is constructive or destructive depends on our motivation and whether we are guided by a real concern for the well-being of others and an appreciation of the oneness of humanity.
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HHDL’'s advice for the New Year delivered during his address at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies' 50th Anniversary in Sarnath, Varanasi, India on January 1, 2018. His Holiness speaks in Tibetan followed by an English translation. youtu.be/G_5NJF3LPxE
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I am convinced we can become happier individuals, happier communities and a happier humanity by cultivating a warm heart, allowing our better selves to prevail.
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Karma means action and action motivated by compassion is good. To complain that what happens to you is just the result of your karma is lazy. Instead, confidently recalling the advice that, "You are your own master," you can change what happens by taking action.
33,865 82,880
Within each of us exists the potential to contribute positively to society. Although one individual among so many on this planet may seem too insignificant, it is our personal efforts that will determine the direction our society is heading.
37,280 86,539
We need to strengthen such inner values as contentment, patience and tolerance, as well as compassion for others. Keeping in mind that it is expressions of affection rather than money and power that attract real friends, compassion is the key to ensuring our own well-being.
28,285 67,634
I consider non-violence to be compassion in action. It doesn’t mean weakness, cowering in fear, or simply doing nothing. It is to act without violence, motivated by compassion, recognizing the rights of others.
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The Office of His Holiniess the Dalai Lama has released ‘Dalai Lama’, a new iPhone App now available for download at the Apple App Store apple.co/2C5zpco. With Dalai Lama stay up to date with what His Holiness is doing, his travels, and his teachings.
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Meditation is about keeping the mind clear; thinking deeply about reality. It’s about thinking about our emotions, asking ourselves ‘Why do I feel angry?’ and coming to understand the advantages and sound basis of positive emotions like warm-heartedness.
20,938 59,599
Peace in the world depends on peace within. If we have that we can approach problems in a spirit of compassion, dialogue and respect for the rights of others—always a better solution than resorting to a use of weapons and force. External disarmament depends on inner disarmament.
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Peace is not brought about through conflict, but through compassion—creating peace of mind within ourselves. We all need compassion and women can take a lead role in encouraging others to let it flower within them. My own first teacher of kindness and compassion was my mother.
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HHDL's Opinion for the New York Times - "Our Future is Very Much in Our Hands" nyti.ms/2j8QafO
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama meeting with former US President Barack Obama in New Delhi, India on December 1, 2017. (Photo by Tenzin Taklha)
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Some people mistakenly conclude that cultivating compassion is all about others’ benefit, whereas the first benefit is to us. Compassion brings us peace of mind. It attracts friends. Friends are based on trust and trust develops when we show concern for others.
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What is important is not so much how long you live as whether you live a meaningful life. This doesn’t mean accumulating money and fame, but being of service to your fellow human beings. It means helping others if you can, but even if you can’t do that, at least not harming them.
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We can change our minds. We don’t have to give in to anger and hatred. Since compassion and anger cannot co-exist, the more we cultivate compassion the more our anger will be reduced.
26,834 68,032
I don’t like formality. There’s no formality when we’re born and none when we die. In between we should treat each other as brothers and sisters because we all want to live a happy life. This is our common purpose and our right.
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Anger and aggression sometimes seem to be protective because they bring energy to bear on a particular situation, but that energy is blind. It takes a calm mind to be able to consider things from different angles and points of view.
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The use of force may control people physically, but it won’t change their hearts and minds. You can only do that on the basis of trust and friendship.
25,915 68,370
Change in the world always begins with an individual who shares what he or she has learned and passes it on to others.
27,152 66,537
The most crucial use of knowledge and education is to understand the importance of developing a good heart.
25,576 61,747
We all want to live a happy life, which is our right, and the key to doing so is developing compassion for others.
20,674 54,454
We need to improve the current education system by introducing instructions on ways to cultivate positive emotions like warm-heartedness.
19,238 56,855
Compassion brings inner peace and whatever else is going on, that peace of mind allows us to see the whole picture more clearly.
18,195 47,362
Compassion is the essence of a spiritual life—to be successful in practicing love and compassion, patience and tolerance are indispensable.
20,237 50,090
New from HHDL & Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Book of Joy Journal with inspiring quotes to help find joy in our lives dalailama.com/books
1,486 6,075
I’m convinced that today’s young people can achieve a more peaceful world if they cultivate warm-heartedness and inner peace.
28,425 83,691
The more compassionate our mind, the more we’ll be able to lead our lives transparently, honestly, truthfully, with nothing to hide.
22,273 54,039
People go to great lengths to look physically attractive, but inner beauty is a more important and stronger basis for lasting relationships.
29,532 84,719
As social animals we need friends and what attracts them is trust. And trust grows when we show real concern for others’ well-being.
20,459 55,817
Peace doesn’t come from prayer alone, it requires us to take action. Our goal should be a demilitarized world. #PeaceDayChallenge
21,961 55,818
Whatever our religious faith, showing others loving kindness is the best way to bring about inner peace.
32,700 80,734
What we need today are universal values based not on faith but on scientific findings, common experience and common sense.
78,450 179,904
I’m just one human being, but I believe each one of us has a responsibility to contribute to a happier humanity.
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Religious people pray for peace, but prayer alone is not enough, what will bring peace in the world is people cultivating peace of mind.
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As a human brother I'm committed to letting people know that we all possess the seeds of love and compassion.
14,447 46,785
Using harsh words reflects narrow-mindedness—to be happy and joyful we need friends. Friendship is based on trust and treating others kindly
25,653 60,774
 
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