All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction
Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children donÂ’t usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day.
Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.
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.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.
Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Silence is sometimes the best answer
Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.
Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.' No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.
Love is the absence of judgment.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.
Open your arms to change but don't let go of your values.
Sleep is the best meditation.
If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.
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.
The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts.
The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.
There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live.
If there is no solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it.
True change is within; leave the outside as it is.
Love and Compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion.
Compassion is the radicalism of our time.
If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.
The way to change others' minds is with affection, and not anger.
Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.
Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.