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Dalai Lama quotes

I think governments can't do much.

My faith helps me overcome such negative emotions and find my equilibrium.

The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.

We all have to live together, so we might as well live together happily.

Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute.

Even when we have physical hardships, we can be very happy.

Disagreement is something normal.

I am just one human being.

I always believe the rule by king or official leader is outdated. Now we must catch up with the modern world.

Number of people have said to me, after hearing your thinking, their mind becomes much more happier.

It is difficult to violently suppress people in the long run, as the example of the Soviet Union and the Eastern European countries has shown.

I totally disagree with the view that the Tibet struggle will die, and there will be no hope for Tibet, after the Dalai Lama passes away.

Today different ethnic groups and different nations come together due to common sense.

There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that anyone can adopt.

I have no trouble sleeping.

My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility.

I became the Dalai Lama not on a volunteer basis.

Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.

Wherever I go meeting the public... spreading a message of human values, spreading a message of harmony, is the most important thing.

If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama has some miracle power, that's totally nonsense.