Dalai Lama

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The Dalai Lama /ˈdɑːlaɪ ˈlɑːmə/ (US), /ˌdælaɪ ˈlɑːmə/ (UK) is a monk of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism founded by Je Tsongkhapa. The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso. The Dalai Lama is considered to be the successor in a line of tulkus who are believed to be incarnations of Avalokiteśvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, called Chenrezig in Tibetan. The name is a combination of the Mongolic word dalai meaning "ocean" (being the translation of the Tibetan name, 'Gyatso') and the Tibetan word བླ་མ་ (bla-ma) meaning "guru, teacher, mentor". The Tibetan word "lama" corresponds to the better known Sanskrit word "guru". From 1642 until the 1950s (except for 1705 to 1750), the Dalai Lamas or their regents headed the Tibetan government (or Ganden Phodrang) in Lhasa which governed all or most of the Tibetan plateau... More

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Dalai Lama #Hope

Photo of Dalai Lama 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.
Dalai Lama #Life

Photo of Dalai Lama 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.
Dalai Lama #Religion

Photo of Dalai Lama Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.
Dalai Lama #Good #Life #Men

Photo of Dalai Lama The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.
Dalai Lama #Peace

Photo of Dalai Lama We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Dalai Lama #Attitude #Good #Happiness

Photo of Dalai Lama 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.
Dalai Lama #Education

Photo of Dalai Lama 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.
Dalai Lama #Religion

Photo of Dalai Lama 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.
Dalai Lama #History

Photo of Dalai Lama I think really, China, Chinese, I think they really have a long history of civilization, rich culture.
Dalai Lama #Religion

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

Photo of Dalai Lama 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.
Dalai Lama #Religion

Photo of Dalai Lama There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples my philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama #Future

Photo of Dalai Lama Some mischievous people always there. Last several thousand years, always there. In future, also.
Dalai Lama #Change #Government #History

Photo of Dalai Lama 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.
Dalai Lama #Forgiveness #Love

Photo of Dalai Lama 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.