I’ve always been fond of collecting quotations and proverbs in my journal. I keep a diary beside while reading books. Whenever a sentence catches my attention, I write it down. Then I read my journal again and over again in my spare time. This habit has benefitted me many times in providing content for writing.
I’ve recorded a lot of quotes in my journal. Almost every line has left a profound effect on me. I feel so connected to them that sometimes I think these sentences have been written only for me.
As I cannot handle the journal for a long time and lose it, I memorise the quotations by heart.
Quotes play a vital role in strengthening your point of view. Moreover, quoting others while writing or speaking makes you look more intelligent. But that’s the second thing.
The most important thing is to understand them and apply it in your life. Applying the quotes in real life is easier said than done. But by continuously feeding the mind with positive messages, we begin to develop a positive character which later brings a pleasant life.
The two of the modern leaders who have mesmerised me with their words are Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh. Although their philosophies are almost as same as of Lord Buddha, they’ve imitable personalities.
I’ve written down some of the brilliant sayings of Dalai Lama in my journal that I always wanted to share with you. In this post, I’ve quoted all of them. I hope you’ll try to understand them and apply them to have a pleasant life.
17 Dalai Lama’s Quote For A Pleasant Life
No. 1: Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. – Dalai Lama
No. 2 We often add to our pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, over-reacting to minor things, and sometimes taking things too personally. – Dalai Lama
No.3 Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. – Dalai Lama
No. 4: Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. – Dalai LamaNo. 5: If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. – Dalai Lama
No. 6: Spend some time alone everyday. – Dalai Lama
No. 7: In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher. – Dalai LamaNo. 8: The mind is like a parachute. It works best when it’s open. – Dalai Lama
No. 9: We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. – Dalai Lama
No. 10: When you talk you are only repeating something you already know. But, if you listen you may learn something new. – Dalai Lama
No. 11: The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be. – Dalai Lama
No. 12: Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. – Dalai Lama
No. 13: There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live. – Dalai Lama
No. 14: Sleep is the best meditation – Dalai LamaNo. 15: If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever. – Dalai Lama
No. 16: Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. – Dalai Lama
No. 17: My religion is very simple. My religion is the kindness. – Dalai Lama
I’ve so many favourite books in my collection. Among them, the books on Hinduism and Buddhism interested me more.
Have you ever read any of the saints that have left a deep impression on you? Which quote of Dalai Lama drew your attention? You can share it with me and readers in the comments below.
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