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“I don’t know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

“Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

“It is not enough to be compassionate, we must act.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

“We need to learn how to want what we have NOT to have what we want in order to get steady and stable Happiness”

– Dalai Lama XIV

“An open heart is an open mind.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

“Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

“Whether you believe in God or not does not matter much, whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much; as a Buddhist, whether you believe in reincarnation or not does not matter so much. You must lead a good life.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

“I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion and elimination of ignorance, selfishness and greed.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

“If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

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