Quote Archives: 14th Dalai Lama

Over-reacting ~ 14th Dalai Lama

We often add to our pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, over-reacting to minor things, and sometimes taking things too personally. 14th Dalai Lama

Transforming death, the intermediate state, and rebirth ~ 14th Dalai Lama

In order to train in the path that would allow us to transform death, the intermediate state, and rebirth, we have to practice on three occasions: during the waking state, during the sleeping state, and during the process of death. 14th Dalai Lama

Temples of Goodness and Compassion ~ 14th Dalai Lama

The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts. 14th Dalai Lama

On human intelligence ~ 14th Dalai Lama

Human intelligence is the source of our problems. But it would be foolish to think that the solution is to reduce intelligence. There is only one way out: we must not let our intelligence be guided by negative and harmful emotions. It must be guided only by proper and positive motivation if it is to […]

Learning to open our hearts ~ 14th Dalai Lama

Recognizing our shared humanity and our biological nature as beings whose happiness is dependent on others, we learn to open our hearts, and in so doing we gain a sense of purpose and a sense of connection with those around us. 14th Dalai Lama

Spontaneity ~ 14th Dalai Lama

I feel much better when I am spontaneous, because it comes from the heart. 14th Dalai Lama

Blaming others ~ 14th Dalai Lama

When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. 14th Dalai Lama