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The thought manifests as the word;
The word manifests as the deed;
The deed develops into habit;
And habit hardens into character.
So watch the thought and its ways
with care,
And let it spring from love
Born out of concern for all beings.
As the shadow follows the body,
As we think, so we become.

—Guatama Buddha, Dhammapada

Photo Credit: H.H. The Dalai Lama from sapru on flickr.


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.

The problems we face today, violent conflicts, destruction of nature, poverty, hunger, and so on, are human-created problems which can be resolved through human effort, understanding and the development of a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood. We need to cultivate a universal responsibility for one another and the planet we share.

Although I have found my own Buddhist religion helpful in generating love and compassion, even for those we consider our enemies, I am convinced that everyone can develop a good heart and a sense of universal responsibility with or without religion.

— The Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech - 1989 (via lazyyogi)
"There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster."
—  Dalai Lama (via enigmatic-being)
"Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means - through dialogue, education, knowledge, and through humane ways."
— Dalai Lama (via shaktilover)
"When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace."
— The Dalai Lama (via lazyyogi)
"Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace."
— The Dalai Lama  (via -070991)

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"There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us, not even the Buddha. So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?"
— The Dalai Lama (via wethinkwedream)

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"Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace"
— Dalai Lama  (via mirroir)

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If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not capable of developing compassion for others. 

The Dalai Lama

* His holiness Dalai Lama

"I believe that individuals can make a difference in society. Since periods of change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world."
— Dalai Lama (via observedintoexistence)

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* The Holiness Dalai Lama * The Holiness Dalai Lama

* The Holiness Dalai Lama

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