Quotes On Compassion and Kindness From The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama is one of the most inspirational sages of our time who has transformed so many lives around the world. Exiled from Tibet around 60 years ago, he continues to spread the word of compassion, kindness, and peace for humanity. His words have always touched my heart and made me look at the whole world in a different way. Although a Buddhist monk, the Dalai Lama speaks of love and kindness that transcends all barriers of religion, always touching people’s hearts no matter where they are from. 

Here are some of my favorite quotes!

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” 

“Each of us in our own way can try to spread compassion into people’s hearts. Western civilizations these days place great importance on filling the human ‘brain’ with knowledge, but no one seems to care about filling the human ‘heart’ with compassion. This is what the real role of religion is.”

“The topic of compassion is not at all religious business; it is important to know it is human business, it is a question of human survival.”

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”

“An open heart is an open mind.”

“Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.” 

When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone, not just our individual selves or some immediate convenience. When we are able to recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain strength to constructively solve the problems of the present.”

“I believe the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in that religion or this religion, we are all seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness.”

“Compassion is the radicalism of our time.”

“Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”

“Love and Compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion.”


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