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Dalai Lama’s Birthday Quotations

The spiritual leader of Buddhism, the 14th Dalai Lama, turned 86 on Tuesday.Born in Ramtondup, he is recognized as the reincarnation of the thirteenth generation Dalai Lama, Tuden Gyatso, was given the spiritual name Tenzin Gyatso when he was two years old. In 1939, he was officially recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama.

In 1989, the Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent campaign for freedom and democracy in Tibet.

The following are some famous quotes of the Dalai Lama, excerpted from Smart quote with AZ Quotes Share on this day.

1. “Be as kind as possible. It is always possible.”

2. “A true hero is a person who overcomes his own anger and hatred.”

3. “A good friend who can point out mistakes, imperfections, and rebuke evil should be respected, as if he revealed some hidden treasure.”

4. “When we feel the love and kindness towards others, we will not only make others feel loved and cared for, but also help us cultivate inner happiness and peace.”

5. “Compassion is not a religious affair, it is a human affair, it is not a luxury, it is essential to our own peace and spiritual stability, and it is vital to human survival.

6. “Our primary purpose in this life is to help others. If you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”

7. “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no complicated philosophy. Our own brains and our own hearts are our temples; philosophy is kindness.”

8. “Lack of transparency can lead to mistrust and a deep sense of insecurity.”

9. “We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without humanity.”

10. “Don’t mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, and my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not signs of weakness, but of strength.”

Photo: Reuters/Alessandro Garofalo

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