My Favorite Dalai Lama’s Words of Wisdom

When one door of happiness closes, another opens,

But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

- Helen Keller

Have you ever done any reading about the Dalai Lama?

The Dalai Lama name is a combination of the Mongolian word dalai meaning Ocean and the Tibetan word བླ་མ་ bla-ma (with a silent “b”) meaning guru, teacher. 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 14th Dalai Lama remained the head of state for the Tibetan government in exile until his retirement on March 14, 2011. He has indicated that the institution of the Dalai Lama may be abolished in the future, and also that the next Dalai Lama may be found outside Tibet and may be female. That is an interesting prophesy don’t you think?

There are many quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama that I like and save to reread on occasion.

This one is probably my favorite:

When asked “What thing about humanity surprises you the most?”

The Dalai Lama answered: 
 
 “Man….
Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;
The result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
He lives as if he is never going to die,
And then dies having never really lived.”

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