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| Dalai Lamas personify the most senior
religious authority recognised by Tibetan Buddhism. Here are some quotations and quotes about religion and enlightenment attributable
to the current (fourteenth) Dalai Lama.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
All human beings come from a mother's womb. We are all the same part of one human family. We should have a clear realization of the oneness of all humanity.
The basic sources of happiness are a good heart, compassion, and love. If we have these mental attitudes, even if we are surrounded by hostility, we feel little disturbance. On the other hand, if we lack compassion and our mental state is filled with anger or hatred we will not have peace.
Everybody loves to talk about calmness and peace, whether in a family, national, or international context, but without inner peace how can we make real peace? World peace through hatred and force is impossible.
In this century we have made remarkable material progress, but basically we are the same as we were thousands of years ago. Our spiritual needs are still very great.
Through meditative techniques, one can free the mind of delusions and attain what we call enlightenment.
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