Quote Archives: 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

The deeply interconnected nature of our existence ~ 14th Dalai Lama

At a fundamental level, as human beings, we are all the same; each one of us aspires to happiness and each one of us does not wish to suffer. This is why, whenever I have the opportunity, I try to draw people’s attention to what as members of the human family we have in common […]

Angry peace fighter ~ 14th Dalai Lama

If we ourselves remain angry and then sing world peace, it has little meaning. First, our individual self must learn peace. This we can practice. Then we can teach the rest of the world. 14th Dalai Lama

A good heart is needed ~ 14th Dalai Lama

We are not lacking in terms of the development of science and technology; still, we lack something here in the heart — a real inner warm feeling. A good heart is needed. 14th Dalai Lama