Quotes – Dalai Lama on Compassion

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Quotes on Compassion

” Each of us in our own way can try to spread compassion into people’s hearts. Western civilizations these days place great importance on filling the human brain with knowledge, but no one seems to care about filling the human heart with compassion. This is what the real role of religion is.”

- Dalai Lama

” Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”

- Dalai Lama

” 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

” I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion, and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed.”


Related

- Dalai Lama quotes on Religion

- Dalai Lama quotes on Happiness

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Books by the Dalai Lama

External Links

  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama- Site of the Tibetan Government in exile
  • The Nobelprize.org – biography