Dit zijn de 20 mooiste quotes van de Dalai Lama

In de Bedrock-serie ‘De mooiste quotes van…’ delen we regelmatig inspirerende citaten van wijze mensen. Eerder kwamen Mathma GandhiEckart Tolle en Jezus al aan bod. Dit maal delen we de 20 meest inspirerende quotes van de Dalai Lama. 

De huidige Dalai Lama heet Tenzin Gyatso, maar erd geboren als Lhamo Dhöndup. Hij is de veertiende Dalai Lama. Voor wie het niet precies weet (begrijpelijk!); de Dalai Lama’s zijn de belangrijkste tulkus (ofwel gereïncarneerde lama’s) van de gelug, een van de tradities binnen het Tibetaans boeddhisme.

Mooiste 20 quotes van de Dalai Lama

Daarmee is hij de hoogste spirituele leider binnen het Tibetaans boeddhisme, en daar kunnen we natuurlijk wel het één en ander van opsteken. Dit zijn zijn 20 mooiste quotes:

  1.  Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
  2. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
  3. Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
  4. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
  5. The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
  6. My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
  7. We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
  8. The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
  9. Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.
  10. This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
  11. Sleep is the best meditation.
  12. Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.
  13. In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.
  14. Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.
  15. The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk.
  16. Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.
  17. If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
  18. Disagreement is something normal.
  19. I think technology really increased human ability. But technology cannot produce compassion.
  20. My main hope is eventually, in modern education field, introduce education about warm-heartedness, not based on religion, but based on common experience and a common sort of sense, and then scientific finding.

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