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Dalai Lama quotes on meditation

Dalai lama quotes on meditation. Meditation is the basic and the most effective spiritual practice that can be performed by any living being having a mind or brain. Ancient people believed that meditation is the path to the almighty God. People today also consider it true and hence are following several different gurus and saints who are masters in it. Dalai Lama, the head of state and spiritual leader of the Tibetian government in exile has attracted several different masses with his meditative powers. Dalai Lama had said a lot of things about meditation, through his quotations. To know them all, just go through the following Dalai Lama quotes on meditation.

Dalai Lama quotes on meditation

1. "If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation." — Dalai Lama

2. "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." — Dalai Lama

3. "Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace." — Dalai Lama

4. "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." — Dalai Lama

5. "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." — Dalai Lama

6. "Sleep is the best meditation." — Dalai Lama

7. "When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy." — Dalai Lama

8. "We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection." — Dalai Lama

9. "If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. If you wish to know that you are safe, cause another to know that they are safe. If you wish to better understand seemingly incomprehensible things, help another to better understand. If you wish to heal your own sadness or anger, seek to heal the sadness or anger of another." — Dalai Lama

10. "Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace." — Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama quotes on meditation

11. "If a person's basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience."  Dalai Lama

12. "Whatever forms of meditation you practice, the most important point is to apply mindfulness continuously, and make a sustained effort. It is unrealistic to expect results from meditation within a short period of time. What is required is continuous sustained effort." — Dalai Lama

13. "Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions." — Dalai Lama

14. "Change only takes place through action, not through meditation and prayer." — Dalai Lama

15. "With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world." — Dalai Lama

16. "If a person's basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience. On the other hand, if someone is suffering from depression, anxiety, or any form of emotional distress, then even if he or she happens to be enjoying physical comforts, he will not really be able to experience the happiness that these could bring." — Dalai Lama

17. "...there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation." — Dalai Lama

18. "If we want to save the world, we must have a plan. But no plan will work unless we meditate." — Dalai Lama

19. "To foster inner awareness, introspection, and reasoning is more efficient than meditation and prayer." — Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama quotes on meditation

20. "There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that anyone can adopt." — Dalai Lama

21. "To develop genuine devotion, you must know the meaning of teachings. The main emphasis in Buddhism is to transform the mind, and this transformation depends upon meditation. in order to meditate correctly, you must have knowledge." — Dalai Lama

22. "Now you are on the Buddhist way. Keep up your meditation, as there is no instant illumination. The mind moves slowly into this. Do not become attached to your method. When, in the course of your meditation, your consciousness will have expanded and been transformed, you will then recognize that all the ways are valid ways." — Dalai Lama

23. "Meditation is valuable for all of humanity because it involves looking inward. People don't have to be religious to look inside themselves more carefully. It is constructive and worthwhile to analyze our emotions, including compassion and our sense of caring, so that we can become more calm and happy." — Dalai Lama

24. "The way to develop inner peace through meditation begins with the recognition that the destroyer of inner peace is not some external foe, but is within us. Therefore, the solution is within us too. However, that inner change does not take place immediately in the way that we switch on a light, but takes weeks, months and years." — Dalai Lama

25. "Meditation may also be thought of as a technique by which we diminish the force of old thought habits and develop new ones." — Dalai Lama

26. "The very purpose of meditation is to discipline the mind and reduce afflictive emotions." — Dalai Lama

27. "In order to meditate correctly, you must have knowledge."  Dalai Lama

28. "Life can be pleasant or miserable. To lead a fruitful life, and to make it positive, practice analytical meditation."  Dalai Lama

29. "All human beings have an innate desire to overcome suffering, to find happiness. Training the mind to think differently, through meditation, is one important way to avoid suffering and be happy."  Dalai Lama

30. "What acts as a far more effective circumstance for generating compassion and what, in fact, rouses us from our comfortable meditation seat is actually seeing or hearing others - encountering others directly, not just conceptually in our imagination." — Dalai Lama

31. "In the Buddha's life story we see the three stages of practice: Morality comes first, then concentrated meditation, and then wisdom. And we see that the path takes time."  Dalai Lama

32. "There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that anyone can adopt. And, of course, there are Christian monks and nuns who already use Buddhist methods in order to develop their devotion, compassion, and ability to forgive."  Dalai Lama

33. "Action is more important than meditation."  Dalai Lama