Quotations by Dalai Lama, The


If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

The Dalai Lama (b. 1935) Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader [The 14th Dalai Lama; a/k/a Lhama Thondup / Lhama Dhondrub; b. Tenzin Gyatso]
“Educating Heart Summit,” Portland, OR, asked by a girl about school shootings (15 May 2001)

SeattleTimes
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
Link to this post | No comments
More quotes by Dalai Lama, The

If science proves some belief of Buddhism wrong, then Buddhism will have to change. In my view, science and Buddhism share a search for the truth and for understanding reality. By learning from science about aspects of reality where its understanding may be more advanced, I believe that Buddhism enriches its own worldview.

The Dalai Lama (b. 1935) Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader [The 14th Dalai Lama; a/k/a Lhama Thondup / Lhama Dhondrub; b. Tenzin Gyatso]
“Our Faith in Science,” editorial, New York times (12 Nov 2005)

Full text.
Added on 19-Oct-09 | Last updated 19-Oct-09
Link to this post | No comments
More quotes by Dalai Lama, The

I believe that we must find a way to bring ethical considerations to bear upon the direction of scientific development, especially in the life sciences. By invoking fundamental ethical principles, I am not advocating a fusion of religious ethics and scientific inquiry. Rather, I am speaking of what I call “secular ethics,” which embrace the principles we share as human beings: compassion, tolerance, consideration of others, the responsible use of knowledge and power. These principles transcend the barriers between religious believers and non-believers; they belong not to one faith, but to all faiths.

The Dalai Lama (b. 1935) Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader [The 14th Dalai Lama; a/k/a Lhama Thondup / Lhama Dhondrub; b. Tenzin Gyatso]
“Our Faith in Science,” essay, New York times (12 Nov 2005)

Full text.
Added on 22-Oct-09 | Last updated 22-Oct-09
Link to this post | No comments
More quotes by Dalai Lama, The

The essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward others.

The Dalai Lama (b. 1935) Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader [The 14th Dalai Lama; a/k/a Lhama Thondup / Lhama Dhondrub; b. Tenzin Gyatso]
“The Dalai Lama in Depth,” Interview with Catherine Ingram, Yoga Journal (Jan/Feb 1990)
    (Source)
Added on 12-Nov-19 | Last updated 12-Nov-19
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , ,
More quotes by Dalai Lama, The

We live very close together. So our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

The Dalai Lama (b. 1935) Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader [The 14th Dalai Lama; a/k/a Lhama Thondup / Lhama Dhondrub; b. Tenzin Gyatso]
(Attributed)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
Link to this post | No comments
More quotes by Dalai Lama, The

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.

The Dalai Lama (b. 1935) Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader [The 14th Dalai Lama; a/k/a Lhama Thondup / Lhama Dhondrub; b. Tenzin Gyatso]
(Attributed)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
Link to this post | No comments
More quotes by Dalai Lama, The

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. With them, we can make a joint effort to solve the problems of the whole humankind.

The Dalai Lama (b. 1935) Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader [The 14th Dalai Lama; a/k/a Lhama Thondup / Lhama Dhondrub; b. Tenzin Gyatso]
(Attributed)
Added on 9-Sep-11 | Last updated 18-Oct-17
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , , ,
More quotes by Dalai Lama, The

If you can, help others. If you can’t, at least don’t hurt others.

The Dalai Lama (b. 1935) Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader [The 14th Dalai Lama; a/k/a Lhama Thondup / Lhama Dhondrub; b. Tenzin Gyatso]
(Attributed)
Added on 21-Mar-13 | Last updated 21-Mar-13
Link to this post | No comments
More quotes by Dalai Lama, The

I have observed that religious practice is not a precondition either of ethical conduct or of happiness itself. I have also suggested that, whether a person practices religion or not, the spiritual qualities of love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, humility and so on are indispensable.

The Dalai Lama (b. 1935) Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader [The 14th Dalai Lama; a/k/a Lhama Thondup / Lhama Dhondrub; b. Tenzin Gyatso]
Ancient Wisdom, Modern World (2001)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
Link to this post | No comments
More quotes by Dalai Lama, The

What is meant … By the term “illusion” is that phenomena do not exist independently of other phenomena, that their appearance of independent existence is illusory. This is all that is meant by “illusion,” not that something is not really there.

The Dalai Lama (b. 1935) Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader [The 14th Dalai Lama; a/k/a Lhama Thondup / Lhama Dhondrub; b. Tenzin Gyatso]
Worlds in Harmony (1992)
Added on 12-May-04 | Last updated 12-May-04
Link to this post | No comments
More quotes by Dalai Lama, The

In today’s materialistic world there is a risk of people becoming slaves to money, as though they were simply cogs in a huge money-making machine. This does nothing for human dignity, freedom, and genuine well-being. Wealth should serve humanity, and not the other way around.

The Dalai Lama (b. 1935) Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader [The 14th Dalai Lama; a/k/a Lhama Thondup / Lhama Dhondrub; b. Tenzin Gyatso]
Google Plus (5 Mar 2012)

Full text.
Added on 8-Mar-12 | Last updated 8-Mar-12
Link to this post | 1 comment
More quotes by Dalai Lama, The

It is totally illogical to seek happiness if we do nothing to restrain angry, spiteful, and malicious thoughts and emotions.

The Dalai Lama (b. 1935) Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader [The 14th Dalai Lama; a/k/a Lhama Thondup / Lhama Dhondrub; b. Tenzin Gyatso]
Twitter (23 Mar 2010)

Post.

Added on 25-Mar-10 | Last updated 25-Mar-10
Link to this post | No comments
More quotes by Dalai Lama, The