Words from the Dalai Lama – Archive

The seed for nirvana exists in all of us. The time has come to think more wisely, hasn’t it?

We need to actively cultivate the antidotes to hatred: patience and tolerance.

All good qualities have to be sown and cultivated over months and years. You cannot expect to go to sleep tonight as an ordinary person and rise tomorrow with high realization.

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

When the sun shines, it shines without any discrimination; it shines on every point of the country, every nook and corner. We should be like that.

The most important quality to have toward your day is gratitude
for what you have experienced, even for what was hard and what
allowed you to learn and grow.

Every day is a new opportunity to begin again. Every day is
your birthday.

It is essential to generate a good attitude and a good heart as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.

It is justified for us to make material and financial development for building our nation and providing shelter, etc., for ourselves; we need to do that. But we also need to seek inner development.

In my childhood, I had a religious assistant who always told me if you can really laugh with full abandonment, it’s very good for your health.

Basically we are all the same human beings with the same potential to be a good human being or a bad human being …. The important thing is to realize the positive side and try to increase that; realize the negative side and try to reduce. That’s the way.