Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Dalai Lama

Jaded at work today! I browse through the internet and check out some quotes about Karma and I get the attention of Dalai Lama. So googled it and find a lot of interesting bits and pieces about this creed (Tibetan Buddhism).

The Dalai Lama is a high lama in the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism. The name is a combination of the Mongolian word далай (dalai) meaning "Ocean" and the Tibetan word bla-ma (with a silent "b") meaning "teacher".[1] According to the current Dalai Lama, the Tibetan word "lama" corresponds precisely to the better known Sanskrit word "guru". Traditionally, the Dalai Lama is thought of as the latest reincarnation of a series of spiritual leaders who have chosen to be reborn in order to enlighten others. The Dalai Lama is often thought to be the leader of the Gelug School, but this position belongs officially to the Ganden Tripa, which is a temporary position appointed by the Dalai Lama who, in practice, exerts much influence. The line of Dalai Lamas began as a lineage of spiritual teachers; the 5th Dalai Lama assumed political authority over Tibet.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalai_Lama

14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
"If it was possible to become free of negative emotions by a riskless
implementation of an electrode - without impairing intelligence and
the critical mind - I would be the first patient."
Dalai Lama (Society for Neuroscience Congress, Nov. 2005)

Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, born Lhamo Dondrub,[2] 6 July 1935) is the 14th and current Dalai Lama. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is also well known for his lifelong advocacy for Tibetans inside and outside Tibet. Tibetans traditionally believe him to be the reincarnation of his predecessors and a manifestation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion. He was only formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama on 17 November 1950, at the age of 15. He inherited control over a government controlling an area roughly corresponding to the Tibet Autonomous Region just as the nascent People's Republic of China wished to reassert central control over it.

Here is some of Dalai Lama’s passage that will surely give you a jolt.

1. Delusions are states of mind which, when they arise within our mental continuum, leave us disturbed, confused and unhappy. Therefore, those states of mind which delude or afflict us are called 'delusions.'
2. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
3. When you lose, do not lose the lesson.
4. Happiness is not something ready made. It is comes from your own actions.
5. Follow the 3 RES. RESpect for others. RESpect for yourself. RESponsibility for all your actions.
6. If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
7. Sometimes not getting what you want is an amazing stroke of luck.
8. Always learn the rules so you can break them properly.
9. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
10. Do not let a small dispute injure a great relationship.
11. Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
12. When you realize you have made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
13. Spend some amount of time alone everyday.
14. Open yourself to change, but do not let go of your values.
15. With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
16. Remember that silence can sometimes be the best answer.
17. Live a good and honorable life. Then, when you are older you can look back and enjoy it a second time.
18. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for a great life.
19. In disagreements with loved ones, only deal with the present. Do not bring up the past.
20. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
21. The best relationship is one which your love for each other exceeds your need for one another.
23. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to achieve it.
24. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
25. All major religious traditions carry basically the same message; that is love, compassion, and forgiveness are the important things that should be part of our daily lives.

I’m born Catholic and I am so please reading some brief facts of this religious crowd. We may have a lot of imperfections and flaws and naively we sometimes impair others lives. We are aware that the world will come to an end, we hope and pray that we will go to a place where we do not feel miserable, we don’t acquire sadness, obtain distress or even feel hurt. Surely, it is our faith that will take us there.



  1. I totally agree with you. There is so much to learn from different faiths but it is love that all brings us together. I would love to meet the Dalai Lama someday :)

    Kisses! xxx


  2. @Mara: thank you for stopping by.. I want to meet him soon too. he is amazing! followed you, sweetie.. TC!