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20 Words of Enlightenment From Inspiring Spiritual Leaders

 The Dalai Lama is a title granted to the foremost spiritual leader of the “Yellow Hat” Tibetan Buddhism, the newest school of Buddhism. This title has been granted by the Tibetan people to 14 enlightened souls to date. The first Dalai Lama was chosen in the 14th century, and since the selection of the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century, the person who holds this title has come to be recognized as a unifying symbol for the Tibetan people. The Dalai Lama is believed to be a true representation of the Buddhist spirit, rising above and beyond the existing classes and schools of thought. Their words are plucked from the tree of knowledge to help you find your own place of peace. These 20 anecdotes have been taken straight from the repertoire of the 14 Dalai Lamas to grace this planet.  

 

1. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves”  

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2. “Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind”

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3. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation.”  

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4. “The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.”

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5. “In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.” 

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6. “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.” 

 

 

7. “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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8. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” 

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9. “Someone else’s action should not determine your response.”

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10. “Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.” 

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11. “A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise man´s wisdom even if he associates with a sage.”

 

 

12. “It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.” 

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13. “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.”

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14. “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.”

 

 

15. “The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.” 

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16. “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”  

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17. “Time passes unhindered. When we make mistakes, we cannot turn the clock back and try again. All we can do is use the present well.”  

 

 

18. “Neither a space station nor an enlightened mind can be realized in a day.”

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19. “Our ancient experience confirms at every point that everything is linked together, everything is inseparable.”

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20. “Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.”

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