Quotes by Dalai Lama – Love, compassion, happiness, and kindness
Love, kindness, compassion, and tolerance are qualities common to all the great religions, and whether or not we follow any particular religious tradition, the benefits of love and kindness are obvious to anyone.
Table of Contents
- 1 - What is Love?
- 2 - What is compassion?
- 3 - What is Kindness?
- 4 - What is Happiness?
What is Love?
Everyone is struggling to know what is the true meaning of Love. Love is the natural state. It does not come and go. It is the ever-present baseline, the only truth, but it is only known when nothing disturbs it.
Judgment divides and separates, creating you and me, while love does not see a difference. The ego does look upon enlightenment as its ultimate acquisition for itself, however, if attained, there will be a surprise that there are no others to not be enlightened. Enlightenment is the dissolution of me.
Love is the absence of Judgment
According to Dalai Lama :
“Love is the absence of judgment.”
Love is Motivation
The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be.
Love is Freedom
Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.
What is compassion?
Compassion has two functions: it causes our brain to function better and it brings inner strength. These, then, are the causes of happiness.
Compassion is the basis of Human Survival
“I truly believe that compassion provides the basis of human survival.”
Compassion is the base of religion
The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness.
Compassion is the root of Happiness
“Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”
What is Kindness?
Kindness and a good heart are the foundation for success in this life, progress on the spiritual path, and the fulfillment of our aspirations. Our need for them is not limited to any specific time, place, society, or culture.
Kindness can melt even the coldest heart.
Be Kind Whenever Possible
Dalai Lama :
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
My religion is Kindness
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
What is Happiness?
Happiness and stress-free life, every sentient being that experiences pleasure or pain have a desire to be happy. There are many different levels of happiness because animals, including birds, insects, and fish, do not have the brains that we have. Their lives are entirely directed towards sensory experience. It’s what their survival depends on, which is why some animals have much sharper senses than we humans do.
Happiness is your positive action
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
Happiness is discipline
A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.
A part of becoming successful is becoming disciplined. Nature, governments, schools, and individuals need a level of discipline in order to function successfully. A disciplined person expresses this skill through perseverance, tenacity, self-control, and resistance to temptations and distractions.
Happiness is being optimistic
Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.