Words from the Dalai Lama – Archive

There is no reason to give up hope, because we have this marvelous intelligence. Because of this intelligence we also have a certain positive potential.

Feelings of anger, bitterness, and hate are negative. They are of no use.

I often say that we should eliminate the notion of “them.”
“We” should be enough; the whole world is part of “us.”

I love friends. I want more friends. I love smiles. That is a fact… a genuine smile gives us hope, freshness.

Consider that in order for you to become enlightened, the practice of patience is essential.

…[E]ach of us needs to experience a vivid sense of compassion and responsibility.

Listening is like a torch that dispels the darkness of ignorance. And if you are able to make your mental continuum wealthy through listening, no one can steal that wealth.

A mind committed to compassion is like an overflowing reservoir-a constant source of energy, determination, and kindness.

I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy.

We all have a common responsibility for our world and are connected with everything in it.

The true hero is the one who gains victory over hatred and anger.

It does not matter whether you are a theist or atheist, what matters is sincerity, forgiveness, and compassion.