20 Total Quotes

Tenzin Gyatso Quotes

Tenzin Gyatso
Our enemies provide us with a precious opportunity to practice patience and love. We should have gratitude toward them.
Tenzin Gyatso
#Enemies

Tenzin Gyatso
If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.
Tenzin Gyatso
#Altruism

Tenzin Gyatso
Who provides the opportunity to cultivate patience? Not our friends. Our enemies give us the most crucial chances to grow.
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#Enemies

Tenzin Gyatso
Dangerous consequences will follow when politicians and rulers forget moral principles. Whether we believe in God or karma, ethics is the foundation of every religion.
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#Consequences

Tenzin Gyatso
It is important not to have the unrealistic expectation that we will find a magic key to help get rid of all suffering. It takes determination, patience, and more than one week.
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#Expectation

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There can be no peace as long as there is grinding poverty, social injustice, inequality, oppression, environmental degradation, and as long as the weak and small continue to be trodden by the mighty and powerful.
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#Inequality

Tenzin Gyatso
Afflictive emotions - our jealousy, anger, hatred, fear - can be put to an end. When you realize that these emotions are only temporary, that they always pass on like clouds in the sky, you also realize they can ultimately be abandoned.
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#Anger

Tenzin Gyatso
Compassion and love is the source of external and internal peace and is also the root of racial survival.
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#Compassion

Tenzin Gyatso
The essence of Buddhism is if you can, help others. If not, then at least refrain from hurting others.
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#Buddhism

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The main difference between us, Buddhism and other philosophies, is that we do not accept the notion of a living god, but rather that we are responsible for our future happiness.
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#Buddhism

Tenzin Gyatso
The true antidote to greed is contentment. If you have a strong sense of contentment, it doesn't matter whether you obtain the object of your desire or not. Either way, you are still content.
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#Contentment

Tenzin Gyatso
Some consider me as a living Buddha. That's nonsense. That's silly. That's wrong. If they consider me a simple Buddhist monk, however, that's probably okay.
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#Living

Tenzin Gyatso
There is an old Tibetan saying: wherever you feel at home, you are at home. If your surroundings are pleasant, you are at home.
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#Home

Tenzin Gyatso
If you lose your temper, your sound sleep will go, and you will have to use a tranquilizer or sleeping pills… Then gradually, more white hair, wrinkles.
Tenzin Gyatso
#Sleep

Tenzin Gyatso
One of the secrets of inner peace is the practice of compassion.
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#Compassion

Tenzin Gyatso
Personally I'm quite jovial with not much worry. I do my best, which is moderation, and failure doesn't matter.
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#Failure

Tenzin Gyatso
Buddha's full teachings dispel the pain of worldly existence and self-oriented peace; may they flourish, spreading prosperity and happiness throughout this spacious world.
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#Existence

Tenzin Gyatso
Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighbouring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. True peace with oneself and with the world around us can only be achieved through the development of mental peace. The other phenomena mentioned above are similarly interrelated. Thus, for example, we see that a clean environment, wealth or democracy mean little in the face of war, especially nuclear war, and that material development is not sufficient to ensure human happiness.
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#Absence

Tenzin Gyatso
Discipline means protection from one's own wanton interest.
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#Discipline

Tenzin Gyatso
I believe if we human beings keep our self-confidence and determination and use wisdom properly, I think we have the ability to overcome problems.
Tenzin Gyatso
#Confidence