Dalai Lama Inspirational Quotes About Life

1- Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.

2- If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.

3- If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

4- My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

5- Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

6- The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.

7- We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

8- We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

9- Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

10- If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.

11- If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.

12- Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.

13- We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity. That the happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity.

14- Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.

15- As people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it.

16- To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.

17- 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.

18- The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.

19- A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise man´s wisdom even if he associates with a sage.

20- In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.

Lady Gaga And Dalai Lama Meeting Generates Backlash in China

gagsa Lady Gaga joins his Holiness the Dalai Lama to speak to US Mayors about kindness at JW Marriott on June 26, 2016 in Indianapolis.

Many Chinese fans are speculating that Gaga will be blacklisted from performing in China after appearing with the Tibetan spiritual leader.

Lady Gaga sat down with the Dalai Lama on Sunday to discuss love, compassion and the ills of the world. The 20-minute meeting, which took place after the Tibetan spiritual leader’s appearance at the 84th annual Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis, was live-streamed on Facebook and liked some 160,000 times.

Once photos of the meeting made their way to Mainland China, however, the response was far less enthusiastic.

Lady Gaga Discusses Mental Health, Tragedy & Compassion With The Dalai Lama

Beijing regards the spiritual leader as a dangerous political figure bent on breaking the Himalayan region of Tibet from the rest of China. The Dalai Lama insists he now advocates a “middle way,” involving greater political autonomy for Tibet but not full independence.

Gaga has a huge fan base in China, but many fans are already speculating that she could be banned from future performances in the country due to the meeting.

“We hope that people from the international community can be fully aware of his true colors and nature,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Monday, adding: “The purpose of his visits and activities in other countries is just to promote his proposal for Tibetan independence.”

During the streamed discussion, Gaga asked the spiritual leader how to help young people with low self-esteem, or even those who might be contemplating suicide. “Paying more attention to inner values like love and compassion are the right approach,” he said, adding that he felt the world had become too materialistic.

The Gaga-Lama summit inspired a wave of outrage, lament and soul-searching on Chinese social media. The Dalai Lama’s name in Chinese is often blocked on social media service Web, but it appears that authorities have been giving users some space to express their pro-Beijing umbrage towards the U.S. pop star.

This article originally appeared in  THR.com