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Wise Words from Dalai Lama – Spiritual Teacher

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☆҉‿ 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



Golden on January 24, 2016:

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."

Elena (author) from London, UK on July 05, 2014:


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

mylene sanpedro on July 03, 2014:

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

Elena (author) from London, UK on April 16, 2014:

@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 from london on April 06, 2014:

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

Jane Ramona Rynkiewicz Frieman from Morris County, New Jersey on February 16, 2014:

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.

Elena (author) from London, UK on March 20, 2013:

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.

stessily on March 07, 2013:

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.


Elena (author) from London, UK on December 15, 2012:


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

elle64 from Scandinavia on December 13, 2012:

Love it what a fantastic hub,

Elena (author) from London, UK on November 05, 2012:

@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.

Gianandrea Maoli from South Carolina on November 05, 2012:

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!

Dianna Mendez on November 04, 2012:

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

Elena (author) from London, UK on November 04, 2012:

@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.

Elena (author) from London, UK on November 04, 2012:

@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.

anjalichugh from New York on November 03, 2012:

"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.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on November 03, 2012:

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,

flashmakeit from usa on November 03, 2012:

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

Eiddwen from Wales on November 03, 2012:

Interesting and thank you for sharing.


Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 02, 2012:

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

Have a wonderful weekend my friend.


Martin Kloess from San Francisco on November 02, 2012:

Thank you for sharing these thoughts of the Dalai Lama.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 02, 2012:

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.

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