Dalai Lama

Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness The Dalai Lama

From "The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom" ISBN 0007173172

"Your mental state should always remain calm. Even if some anxiety occurs, as it is bound to in life, you should always be calm. Like a wave, which rises from the water and dissolves back into the water, these disturbances are very short, so they should not affect your basic mental attitude. If you remain calm your blood pressure and so on remains more normal and as a result your health will improve"

From "The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom" ISBN 0007173172

"If you think only of yourself, if you forget the rights and well-being of others, or, worse still, if you exploit others, ultimately you will lose. You will have no friends who will show concern for your well-being. Moreover, if a tragedy befalls you, instead of feeling concerned, others might even secretly rejoice. By contrast, if an individual is compassionate and altruistic, and has the interests of others in mind, then irrespective of whether that person knows a lot of people, wherever that person moves, he or she will immediately make friends. And when that person faces a tragedy, there will be plenty of people who will come to help"

"Every single one of us - be he a ruler or warrior, be he rich, middle-class, or poor - is subject to all sorts of physical and mental suffering, especially torments of the mind"
Dalai Lama

“True unconditional love expects nothing in return”
Dalai Lama

“If you cannot help others – at least don’t harm them”
Dalai Lama

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
Dalai Lama

"Generally, the way we label other people and things as good or bad, handsome or ugly, is determined by desire and craving. We call good what we like and bad what we dislike. These are inventions of our own minds. If beauty actually existed in objects themselves, we would all be irresistibly attracted by the same people and things"
Dalai Lama