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'Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something's wrong. He's not right in the brain.'


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'It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.'


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'In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.'


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'Sleep is the best meditation.'


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'The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk.'


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'The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history.'


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'Chinese people themselves, they really want change.'


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'Computers make me totally blank out.'


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'Sleep is the best meditation.'


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'I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we take for granted.'


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'If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.'


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'My faith helps me overcome such negative emotions and find my equilibrium.'


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'Even when a person has all of life's comforts - good food, good shelter, a companion - he or she can still become unhappy when encountering a tragic situation.'


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'All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.'


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'China has to go along with world trends. That's democracy, liberty, individual freedom. China sooner or later has to go that way. It cannot go backward.'


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'Some mischievous people always there. Last several thousand years, always there. In future, also.'


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'It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.'


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'If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.'


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'Even when a person has all of life's comforts - good food, good shelter, a companion - he or she can still become unhappy when encountering a tragic situation.'


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'The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.'


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'The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history.'


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'Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.'


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'If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.'


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'The purpose of our lives is to be happy.'


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'It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.'


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'The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history.'


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'I think really, China, Chinese, I think they really have a long history of civilization, rich culture.'


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'Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.'


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'I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.'


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'I totally disagree with the view that the Tibet struggle will die, and there will be no hope for Tibet, after the Dalai Lama passes away.'


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'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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'Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.'


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'Even when a person has all of life's comforts - good food, good shelter, a companion - he or she can still become unhappy when encountering a tragic situation.'


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'The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.'


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'All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.'


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'Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.'


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'The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.'


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'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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'Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.'


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'We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.'


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'Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.'


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'In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.'


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'If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama has some miracle power, that's totally nonsense.'


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'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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'There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples my philosophy is kindness.'


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'My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.'


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'Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.'


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'We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.'


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'If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.'


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'Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.'


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'Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.'


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'When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.'


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'In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.'


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'When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.'

 

 

 

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