By Souls of Silver
One of the most inspirational and beloved figures of our times is the Dalai Lama. This spiritual leader of thousands has been tirelessly working for decades to bring peace to Tibet and the world.
When he was just 2 years old, the young Lhamo Thondup was named the 14th Dalai Lama following the traditions of Tibetan Buddhists. He was born to a peasant family located in northeastern Tibet in 1935. He pursued religious education since the age of 6 and by 16 he became the political leader of Tibet. His sustained activism for Tibet’s freedom resulted in a Chinese military occupancy back in 1959. Since then the Dalai Lama has been living in India in exile.
For the last 50 years, he has been devoted to world peace, environmental causes, and other humanitarian causes. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. Here are 15 inspirational quotes from the Dalai Lama to keep you going no matter what comes:
“Happiness doesn’t always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it.”
“It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.”
“A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.”
“The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be.”
“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”
“We need to learn to want what we have, not to have what we want, in order to get stable and steady happiness.”
“Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it.”
“Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day.”
“We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.”
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
“A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you”
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible”
“To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.”
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
The Dalai Lama serves as an inspiration to millions. And we hope these quotes will get you through the days when you feel like some guidance.
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