Eternal Words of Wisdom from an Evening with the Dalai Lama

smile if you are joyous!

Ok – I didn’t really spend an evening with the Dalai Lama in person.

But I had the next best thing – a showing of a movie called “Dalai Lama Renaisssance”, a documentary which is set to spread his inspirational message around the world next year, when it goes on general release.

It was a very special and inspirational evening as I just happened to be sitting next to the producer, Khashyar Darvich.

Despite the darkness I managed to scribble down some key messages and quotes to make things happen in our daily life:

“Words are mere bubbles of water, but deeds are drops of gold” – Chinese proverb

“You yourself must make the effort, the buddhas are only the teachers” – Buddhist saying

“Open your heart and conquer the “Tibets” within in” – quote from person interviewed

“What trains are going past YOU right now” – in reference to those people who say they would have never turned a blind eye to the trainloads of Jews sent off to the gas chambers” – Dalai Lama

“Humanity has to come first, my nation, my people, my cast, all come second” – Dalai Lama

“By being more compassionate to others, we become happier ourselves!” – Dalai Lama

Do go and see the movie as soon as it is released. It could transform your outlook on life forever.


  1. Albert Foong says:

    Brilliant quotes from the Dalai Lama, Arvind. Thanks for sharing. Love your digestible chunks of information, they really go down well 🙂

  2. Thanks Albert!

    You must see this movie as soon as you can. It is life changing.

    You will be seeing many more such posts from me – regular, short, punchy and with a key message.

    Make things happen!


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