His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama i.,e Tenzin Gyatso was born 6 July 1935 and this year marks his 75th Birthday. May the message of compassion and kindness spread by H.H Dalai Lama reach every person in the world and hope he continues to enlighten lots of people.
I have a particular interest towards Buddhist teachings and its music. However that interest developed more as I read the biography of H.H Dalai Lama five years ago. This book helps us in understanding the views of Dalai Lama and his perspective of world.
I wish to post some of my favorite quotes of H.H Dalai Lama here:
“The very purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticise others. Rather, we must criticise ourselves. How much am I doing about my anger? About my attachment, about my hatred, about my pride, my jealousy? These are the things which we must check in daily life.”
“Human beings by nature want happiness and do not want suffering. With that
feeling everyone tries to achieve happiness and tries to get rid of suffering, and everyone has the basic right to do this. In this way, all here are the same, whether rich or poor, educated or uneducated, Easterner or Westerner, believer or non-believer, and within believers whether Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and so on. Basically, from the viewpoint of real human value we are all the same.”
“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”
“All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness … the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.”
“A great rock is not disturbed by the wind; the mind of a wise man is not disturbed by either honor or abuse.”
There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.”
No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.
“One has to try to develop one’s inner feelings, which can be done simply by training one’s mind.
This is a priceless human asset and one you don’t have to pay income tax on!”
“First one must change.
I first watch myself, check myself, then expect changes from others.”
Do check these Buddhist Music Chants to have a pleasant mind :). If you make lil bit effort to know the meaning of these chants you feel much more pleasant :).
Buddhist Chant – Heart Sutra (Sanskrit) by Imee Ooi:
Mantra of Avalokiteshvara
Om Mani Padme Hum