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Wise Words from Dalai Lama – Spiritual Teacher

Updated on June 28, 2015


☆҉‿ I love the quotes of Dalai Lama and found out recently, that it’s not the name of a person, but a special title. Example: Pope’s have titles.

The current Dalai Lama (in the photo above and below) is the14th Dalai Lama. His name is Tenzin Gyatso – from Tibet. He is also referred to as “His Holiness.

The name Dai Lama is a mixture of the Sino-Mongolian word dalai that means "Ocean" and aTibetan word bla-ma, that means "guru teacher" They are Spiritual leaders who enlighten others and I am always so amazed at the depth of Wisdom in Dai Lama Quotes.


A few more are below:

  • "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others and if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."
  • "I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warm heartedness we take for granted."
  • "Affection is important because it counters anger, hatred and suspicion that can prevent our minds from functioning clearly."
  • "One way to ensure everyone’s peace and happiness is to cultivate a healthy respect for the diversity of other people and cultures."
  • "Peace in the world relies on individuals finding inner peace."
  • (Also, read the Paradox above).


Dalai Lama 14th - Tenzin Gyatso


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      Golden 2 years ago

      Great thoughts but, these are not the words of a Dalai Lama. Instead they were written by Dr. Bob Moorehead in a book of essays titled "Words Aptly Spoken."

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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK


      Thanks so much, Mylene. Have a beautiful weekend. :-)

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      mylene sanpedro 3 years ago

      the message is very simple, no need for big temples but big heart to understand others....

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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK

      @manatita44 Cheers. I am glad you enjoyed his words of wisdom. Happy Easter.

      @J - R - Fr13m9n Thanks so much for visiting. Happy Easter.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Thank You, Elena. Some lofty and sublime thoughts here.

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      Jane Ramona Rynkiewicz Frieman 4 years ago from Morris County, New Jersey

      Dali Lama: His words are incredibly wise. I do agree with you that people like him would make great leaders. His words are true and timeless.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hello Stessily, I wish people like him could be Presidents. What a beautiful privilege for you to have met him. I appreciate you stopping by.

      (sorry didn't respond on time)

      God Bless.

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      stessily 5 years ago

      Lady E: This current Dalai Lama has his home throughout the world through his ability to speak in ways which are completely real and understandable to all who hear him. Interestingly, everything which he says has a basis in Buddhist texts; for those in the know, his ability to distill incredibly complex concepts into everyday language is nothing short of astounding. I have had the privilege to be in his presence and to know those close to him; he is a force for great goodness in the world, and I feel blessed to live at the same time on this planet as Tenzin Gyatso.

      Thank you for highlighting his wonderful words.


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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK


      Thanks Elle. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :-)

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      elle64 5 years ago from Scandinavia

      Love it what a fantastic hub,

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Teaches 12345

      Thanks Dianne, I'm glad you like his quotes - Best Wishes.


      Thanks Gmaoli - Thanks for sharing. Interesting to know you studied a bit of Buddhism. It seems a very peaceful religion. More peaceful than________ If I fill in the word, someone might flag this. lol. Anyway, I'm glad you stopped by.

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      Gianandrea Maoli 5 years ago from South Carolina

      I studied a little about the teachings of Buddhism and found that a couple of prominent themes of their teachings is: be at peace with yourself and be connected with the people. These quotes seem to encompass all of that. I'm especially fond of the primary purpose being to help others and if you can't then at least don't hurt them. These are good thoughts to share with others and I thank you for doing so. Sharing!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Interesting thoughts on Dalai Lama. I agree that we must learn to love ourselves before we can begin to love others, even God.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Always Exploring There definitely would be no hate in the world. I agree with you. Lovely to see you. Thanks.

      @Anjali - That's one of my favourites too. Good to see you again. Thanks.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Eric - So True. I am amazed too. Thanks so much for stopping and sharing.

      @Billybuc - Me too Bill. I wish we even had thousands more. Imagine someone with that type of wisdom being a President. Awesome. Thanks.

      @MHatter - Thanks for stopping. Best Wishes.

      @Eddy - Thanks Eddy. Take care.

      @Flashmakeit - Exactly... He is just interested about human happiness and peace in the world. Nice of you to stop by.

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      anjalichugh 5 years ago from New York

      "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others and if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." I love this one.

      Can't get enough of his teachings. Thx for sharing.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      If we all would heed the wise teaching's of the Dalai Lama there would be no hate in the world. I like this, " We have biggers houses but smaller families. " Thank you Elena,

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      Thank you for postings the intelligent words from a man interested in human happiness.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Interesting and thank you for sharing.


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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wise words indeed, Elena! I wish we had about 100 more world leaders like him.

      Have a wonderful weekend my friend.


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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for sharing these thoughts of the Dalai Lama.

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      This man spends his day and night seeking. I am always amazed at what he finds. I do not know if it is a lineage or the appointment of lineage. It matters not. His words are always welcome and taken directly through the Chakra into my heart.

      One of the great books of the bible seem to be dismissed. Wisdom. I think that one of the links to himself helped to write it.