“With the realization of ones own potential and self-confidence in ones ability, one can build a better world. According to my own experience, self-confidence is very important. That sort of confidence is not a blind one; it is an awareness of ones own potential. On that basis, human beings can transform themselves by increasing the good qualities and reducing the negative qualities.”

H.H. the Dalai Lama, The Dalai Lama’s Book of Wisdom

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H.H. the Dalai Lama on Bodhicitta: the compassionate mind of Enlightenment

July 12, 2012

“THE UNUSUAL ATTITUDE Your cultivation of love and great compassion should not be left in a state of mere imagination or wish alone; rather, a sense of responsibility, a genuine intention to engage in the task of relieving sentient beings of their sufferings and providing them with happiness, should be developed. It is important for […]

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H.H. the Dalai Lama on Green Living and the Environment

July 11, 2012

“Just as we should cultivate more gentle and peaceful relations with our fellow human beings, we should also extend that same kind of attitude towards the natural environment. Morally speaking, we should be concerned for our whole environment. “This, however, is not just a question of morality or ethics, but also a question of our […]

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H.H. the Dalai Lama on Self Discipline and Ethics

July 10, 2012

“Self-discipline, although difficult, and not always easy while combating negative emotions, should be a defensive measure. At least we will be able to prevent the advent of negative conduct dominated by negative emotion. That is ‘shila’, or moral ethics. Once we develop this by familiarizing ourselves with it, along with mindfulness and conscientiousness, eventually that […]

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H.H. the Dalai Lama on selfishness vs unselfishness

July 9, 2012

“With a selfish attitude, oneself is important, and others are not so important. According to Shantideva’s advice, a technique to help in turning this attitude around is to imagine- in front of yourself as an unbiased observer- your own selfish self on one side and a limited number of other beings on the other side- […]

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H.H. the Dalai Lama on Love and Kindness

July 8, 2012

“If there is love, there is hope to have real families, real brotherhood, real equanimity, real peace. If the love within your mind is lost, if you continue to see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education you have, no matter how much material progress is made, only suffering and […]

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H.H. the Dalai Lama on taking responsibility

July 6, 2012

“In the present circumstances, no one can afford to assume that someone else will solve their problems. Every individual has a responsibility to help guide our global family in the right direction. Good wishes are not sufficient; we must become actively engaged.” H.H. the Dalai Lama, The Path to Tranquility: Daily Wisdom (Compass) “As far as […]

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H.H. the Dalai Lama quotes on Meditation

July 4, 2012

“Meditation is a ‘familiarization’ of the mind with an object of meditation. In terms of how the mind is familiarized with the object, there are many types of meditation. In one type, the mind is generated into the entity of a particular type of consciousness, as in meditating compassion or meditating wisdom. In such meditation […]

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H.H. the Dalai Lama Quotes on Religious Tolerance

July 3, 2012

“No religion basically believes that material progress alone is sufficient for humankind. All religions believe in forces beyond material progress. All agree that it is very important and worthwhile to make a strong effort to serve human society…. “To do this, it is important that we understand each other. In the past, due to narrow-mindedness […]

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HH the Dalai Lama Quotes on Happiness

July 2, 2012

“Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.” H.H. the Dalai Lama, Kindness, Clarity and Insight “Human beings by nature want happiness and do not want suffering. With that feeling everyone tries to achieve happiness and tries to […]

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