Inspiring Quotes from The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama is one of the most loved spiritual leaders of this century and a person that inspires people from all over the world to become better human beings. He works tirelessly for peace and for a better world and his words are valued and cherished by so many people so we had to share with you some of the most amazing inspirational quotes from The Dalai Lama.

The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.

In your life, you shouldn’t compare yourself to other people. If you want to become a better person, you have to look at yourself and to try to be better than yourself. You can look up to others for inspiration but not to compare yourself to them.

We need to learn to want what we have, not to have what we want, in order to get stable and steady happiness.

Gratitude is very important for your happiness. Without appreciating what you have, you won’t be able to become a better person and to achieve new goals. The value of your life is more than the things you want, it is about being grateful for what you have. This is what true happiness means.

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.

And speaking of happiness, happiness is not something you can achieve without working for it. Your actions are important, gratitude is important. Happiness means peace.

To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.

Some people stay in your life for a long period of time, others don’t, however, the person who you’ll always have in your life is yourself and you have to be able to conquer yourself, to understand yourself, to better yourself, and to fight with yourself to overcome your challenges. When you win this battle, you will live in peace, which is why this battle is the most important battle of your life.

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Kindness should be everybody’s religion. Whether we agree with certain people or not, being kind to them is a choice we should all make. We can work on our disagreements with kindness and we can try to lift other people when they are down instead of putting people down because we’re jealous of their success in life.

It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.

You always have a choice – you can choose to become a better person or you can allow your experiences to make you bitter. Choosing to be good and do good is clearly a better choice, a choice that will make you happier and a better person.

It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.

And since we’ve talked about the choice you have when dealing with great adversity, keep in mind that a situation is not just bad. It can be more bad than good and it can cause a lot of pain but there is always a good side to a bad situation even though you cannot see it immediately.

Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.

Sometimes, our good intentions can hurt other people so we have to be aware that when we’re too controlling we can hurt instead of help this is why it is important to offer the people we love wings to fly, a place  to come back to, and, of course, reasons to stay in our lives. We cannot control other people but we can control our own actions and words.

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.

And last but not least, a quote about the differences between people. We all walk on different roads. Some are similar, some are not, but your road to happiness is not better than another’s person road to happiness so instead of judging, try to keep your mind open.

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