Lisanne de Vaan
Lisanne de Vaan Psyche 17 apr 2019
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De 20 mooiste spreuken van de Dalai Lama

Een leraar wiens wijsheid zo diep is als de oceaan. Dat is de benaming van de Dalai Lama: de geestelijke leider van Tibetaanse boeddhisten. Onder het Tibetaanse volk verspreidt hij de leer van het boeddhisme, maar zijn spreuken en wijsheden gaan de hele wereld over. Dit vinden wij de mooiste citaten van de huidige en veertiende Dalai Lama: Tenzin Gyatso.


  1. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
  2. “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.”
  3. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”
  4. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
  5. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
  6. “The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be.”
  7. “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.”
  8. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.”
  9. “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.”
  10. “When reason ends, then anger begins. Therefore, anger is a sign of weakness.”
  11. “Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.”
  12. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”
  13. “People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”
  14. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
  15. “Love is the absence of judgment.”
  16. “When we feel love and kindness towards others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”
  17. “Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.”
  18. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.”
  19. “When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways: either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.”
  20. “We all have to live together, so we might as well live together happily.”

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