Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Dalai Lama - 18 Rules for Living

From time to time I come across a video clip or some quotes from the Dalai Lama, and I find that I consistently like the wisdom, so I'm sharing these eighteen rules for living, issued at the start of the new millennium...
1.  Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2.  When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
3.  Follow the three Rs:
     - Respect for self
     - Respect for others
     - Responsibility for all your actions.
4.  Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5.  Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6.  Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
7.  When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8.  Spend some time alone every day.
9.  Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
From Owen Kelly.

Quotes from the Dalai Lama

Video clip - The Dalai Lama on Compassion

Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2011. Building Personal Strength .


Sannaz Shaila said...

Like these quotes. Very inspiring

Sarcastic Bastard said...

The Dalai Lama is a great, great man.

Anonymous said...

LOL @ sarcastic bastard