Words from the Dalai Lama – Archive

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

Each one of us is responsible for all of humankind.

[I]t is clear that the only way to truly change our world is
through teaching compassion.

To deepen your gratitude toward all people, it is helpful to reflect on the unintended kindness of those who provide
goods and services…

Any conflict within humanity should be considered as a family conflict. We must find a solution within this atmosphere.

With a tamed mind, having many friends is wonderful, but if you have no friends, it is all right, too. The root of your own happiness and welfare rests with a peaceful and tamed mind.

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

World economies are always so tenuous, and we are subject to so many losses in life, but a compassionate attitude is something that we can always carry with us.

Live a good, honorable life. Then, when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

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.

If [people] make their best
efforts to be kinder, to cultivate compassion and make the world a better place, then at the end of the day they can say, “At least
I’ve done my best!”