This list is a compilation of Dalai Lama Quotes on Life, exploring happiness, meaning, and purpose in life.

The Dalai Lamas are the manifestations of Avalokiteshvara also known as Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Bodhisattvas are awakened beings, who are inspired by their wish to attain ultimate enlightenment, they are beings who have promised to be reborn on this planet to help all the living beings.

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Dalai Lama at his residence in Dharamshala after a dialogue with a famous Russian Scientist.

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”

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Prof. Svyatoslav Medvedev opening the dialogue with his Holiness
His Holiness The Dalai Lama in conversation with Prof. Svyatoslav Medvedev.

“What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.”

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His Holiness engaging in a dialogue
His Holiness The Dalai Lama engaging in a conversation with his disciples and followers at his residence.

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”

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His Holiness giving a short talk online
His Holiness The Dalai Lama giving a short talk online at his residence in Dharmasala in India.

“The question is not to know what is the meaning of life, but what meaning I can give to my life.”

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His Holiness reading
His Holiness The Dalai Lama reading.

“In order to lead a meaningful life, you need to cherish others, pay attention to human values and try to cultivate inner peace.”

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His Holiness leading the Ceremony for Generation the Awakening
Dalai Lama Quotes on Life is one of the most popular ways the His Holiness Dalai Lama Communicates with his People.

“We are visitors on this planet. We are here for one hundred years at the very most. During that period we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. if you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true meaning of life.”

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His Holiness interacting with a virtual audience.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama interacting with a virtual audience. Connecting with his people across the world using modern technology.

“A sense of concern for others gives our lives meaning; it is the root of all human happiness”

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His Holiness with the Monks
His Holiness The Dalai Lama interacting speech and some monks worshiping him.

“If you contribute to other peoples happiness, you will find the true meaning of life. The key point is to have a genuine sense of universal responsibility”

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His Holiness The Dalai Lama giving speech
His Holiness The Dalai Lama connecting the thoughts with a symbol.

“Compassion is one of the principal things that make our lives meaningful. It is the source of all lasting happiness and joy.”

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Dalai Lama arriving at the Bihar Judicial Academy
His Holiness The Dalai Lama arriving at the judicial Academy.

“The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warmheartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest, it is as if we open an inner door. It reduces fear, boosts confidence and brings us inner strength. By reducing distrust, it opens us to others and brings us a sense of connection to others, and sense of purpose and meaning in life.”

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Dalai Lama planting of Patna High court
His Holiness The Dalai Lama roping a plant in Patna High court.

“The meaning of life is happiness.”

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Dalai Lama lighting a lamp to open the program in Bihar.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama lighting a lamp to open the program in Bihar.

“Life does not wait: Whether we spend our lives meaningfully or not, the time will be used up moment by moment..

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Sadhguru giving blessings
His Holiness The Dalai Lama introducing a speech.

“The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.”

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Sadhguru performing the yajna
His Holiness the Dalai Lama meeting some people in Highcourt

“I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.”

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His Holiness The Dalai Lama creating a virtual conference
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Introducing a Virtual Conference.

“What is the purpose of life? I believe that the of life is to be happy.”

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His Holiness The Dalai Lama reading Book
His Holiness The Dalai Lama reading Book.

“Most REAL change is slow. Happiness and joy are the purpose of life. If we know that the future will be very dark or painful, then we lose our determination to live. Therefore, life is something based on hope.”

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His Holiness The Dalai Lama in a public place.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama in a public place.

“The purpose of life is to increase the warm heart.”

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His Holiness The Dalai Lama in front of Buddha.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama in front of Buddha.

“Our prime purpose in life is to serve others.”

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His Holiness The Dalai Lama in a march
His Holiness The Dalai Lama in a march with monks.

“Real change in the world will only come from a change of heart.”

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His Holiness The Dalai Lama in a public place
His Holiness The Dalai Lama in a public place and speaking with Media.

“To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else.”

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