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Engrave this Quote It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefitting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.
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-Dalai Lama, The Path to Tranquility: Daily Wisdom
Friends
Engrave this Quote Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend -- or a meaningful day.
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-Dalai Lama
Future, The
Engrave this Quote It is my belief that whereas the twentieth century has been a century of war and untold suffering, the twenty-first century should be one of peace and dialogue. As the continued advances in information technology make our world a truly global village, I believe there will come a time when war and armed conflict will be considered an outdated and obsolete method of settling differences among nations and communities.
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-Dalai Lama
Happiness
Engrave this Quote Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
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-Dalai Lama
Engrave this Quote If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
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Engrave this Quote We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one's own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness.
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-Dalai Lama
Humanity
Engrave this Quote We have bigger houses but smaller families:
We have more degrees but less sense;
more knowledge but less judgements;
more experts but more problems;
more medicines, but less healthiness.
We've been all the way to the moon and back,
but we have trouble crossing the street
to meet the new neighbour.
We build more computers
to hold more information,
to produce more copies than ever,
but we have less communication.
We have become long on quantity
but short on quality.
These are times of fast foods,
but slow digestion;
tall man, but short character;
steep profits, but shallow relationships.
It is time when there is much in the window
but nothing in the room.
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-Dalai Lama
Love
Engrave this Quote Another kind of love and compassion is not based on something appearing beautiful or nice, but based on the fact that the other person, just like oneself, wants happiness and does not want suffering and indeed has every right to be happy and to overcome suffering. On such a basis, we feel a sense of responsibility, a sense of closeness toward that being. That is true compassion. This is because the compassion is based on reason, notjust on emotional feeling. As a consequence, it does not matter what the other's attitude is, whether negative, or positive. What matters is that it is a human being, a sentient being that has the experience of pain and pleasure. There is no reason not to feel compassion so long as it is a sentient being.
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-Dalai Lama, The Dalai Lama, A Policy of Kindness
Religion
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Dalai Lama
Selfishness
Engrave this Quote If you think only of yourself, if you forget the rights and well-being of others, or, worse still, if you exploit others, ultimately you will lose. You will have no friends who will show concern for your well-being. Moreover, if a tragedy befalls you, instead of feeling concerned, others might even secretly rejoice. By contrast, if an individual is compassionate and altruistic, and has the interests of others in mind, then irrespective of whether that person knows a lot of people, wherever that person moves, he or she will immediately make friends. And when that person faces a tragedy, there will be plenty of people who will come to help.
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-Dalai Lama, from The Dalai Lama's Book of Wisdom
Service
Engrave this Quote Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
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Teaching
Engrave this Quote In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
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Tolerance
Engrave this Quote It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance.
Tenzin Gyatso (1935- ), 14th Dailai Lama
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-Dalai Lama, Ocean of Wisdom; Guidelines for Living, 1989

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