The Dalai Lama is one of the most inspirational spiritual teachers living today. From the age of 16, he was inducted with enormous responsibility in the face of political issues in Tibet.
Yet despite the pressure, he has handled himself in the best possible manner by helping countless numbers of people change their lives for the better.
His philosophy on life is remarkable because it emphasizes compassion and kindness above all other traits. It’s these virtues that lead to a fulfilling and peaceful life, according to the Dalai Lama.
So in times like these where everyone seems so divided, I thought who better to look to than the Dalai Lama for words of wisdom.
Below, I’ve collated some of his most powerful quotes on living a compassionate life with love and kindness.
“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’
No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”
“Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.”