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Regardless of religious beliefs or views, it is hard to find anyone that does not find the Dalai Lama reverent. Here are 15 nuggets of truth he has uttered over the years. Regardless of when they were stated, they still apply today.
- "I truly believe that individuals can make a difference in society. Since periods of change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world."
- "I myself feel, and also tell other Buddhists that the question of Nirvana will come later. There is not much hurry. If in day to day life you lead a good life, honesty, with love, with compassion, with less selfishness, then automatically it will lead to Nirvana."
- "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive."
- "Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival."
- "If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it."
- "The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts."
- "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."
- "My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."
- "A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you."
- "I believe deeply that we must find, all of us together, a new spirituality."
- "Under the bright sun, many of us are gathered together with different languages, different styles of dress, even different faiths. However, all of us are the same in being humans, and we all uniquely have the thought of I, and were all the same in wanting happiness and in wanting to avoid suffering."
- "We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity. That the happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity."
- "Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquillity and happiness we all seek."
- "True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason."
- "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive."