23 Life Changing Lessons - These messages/quotes of happiness, love, spirituality and wholeness not once relating to one`s religious beliefs, race or background.
Today, I would like to share these 23 Life Changing Lessons to Learn that empower the whole world! Enjoy!
1. The world doesn’t belong to leaders. The world belongs to the whole humanity.
“World belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader or that king
or prince or religious leader. World belongs to humanity. “
“I always believe the rule by king or official leader is outdated. Now we must catch up with the modern world.”
2. Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
“I don’t know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars
and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is
clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a
happy life for ourselves. Therefore, it is important to discover what
will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.”
compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring
immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I’m not talking about
the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling
(though I’m not knocking them), but something that will bring true and
lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.”
3. The essence of any religion is good heart.
“We can reject everything else: religion, ideology, all received
wisdom. But we cannot escape the necessity of love and compassion….
This, then, is my true religion, my simple faith. In this sense, there
is no need for temple or church, for mosque or synagogue, no need for
complicated philosophy, doctrine or dogma. Our own heart, our own mind,
is the temple. The doctrine is compassion. Love for others and respect
for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are: ultimately
these are all we need. So long as we practice these in our daily lives,
then no matter if we are learned or unlearned, whether we believe in
Buddha or God, or follow some other religion or none at all, as long as
we have compassion for others and conduct ourselves with restraint out
of a sense of responsibility, there is no doubt we will be happy.”
“Love and Compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion.”
“Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not
luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is
essential for human survival.”
“The essence of any religion is good heart. Sometimes I call love and compassion a universal religion. This is my religion.”
4. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
“When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire
can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say
to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.”
“We need to learn how to want what we have NOT to have what we want in order to get steady and stable Happiness”
5. Your Home is where you feel at home.
“Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.”
6. In the middle of every difficulty lies an opportunity for growth.
“When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either
by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the
challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of
Buddha, I have been able to take this second way. “
build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come
to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry nurture
a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such
trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to
practice tolerance and patience.”
7. Life is too short to be anything but happy.
“Given the scale of life in the cosmos, one human life is no more than a
tiny blip. Each one of us is a just visitor to this planet, a guest,
who will only stay for a limited time. What greater folly could there be
than to spend this short time alone, unhappy or in conflict with our
companions? Far better, surely, to use our short time here in living a
meaningful life, enriched by our sense of connection with others and
being of service to them.”
“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.”
8. It’s okay if you get angry from time to time.
“As a human being, anger is a part of our mind. Irritation also part of
our mind. But you can do – anger come, go. Never keep in your sort of –
your inner world, then create a lot of suspicion, a lot of distrust, a
lot of negative things, more worry.”
“Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something’s wrong. He’s not right in the brain.”
“I am sometimes sad when I hear the personal stories of Tibetan
refugees who have been tortured or beaten. Some irritation, some anger
comes. But it never lasts long. I always try to think at a deeper level,
to find ways to console.”
9. You must not lose faith in humanity.
“Out of 6 billion humans, the troublemakers are just a handful.”
“Some mischievous people always there. Last several thousand years, always there. In future, also.”
10. Love everyone, be attached to no one.
“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days.
An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it
meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.”
“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.”
11. It’s not just your brain who needs to be developed, your warm-heartedness needs as well.
“I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay
attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness
we take for granted.”
“If you have only education and knowledge
and a lack of the other side, then you may not be a happy person, but a
person of mental unrest, of frustration. Not only that, but if you
combine these two, your whole life will be a constructive and happy
life. And certainly you can make immense benefit for society and the
betterment of humanity. That is one of my fundamental beliefs: that a
good heart, a warm heart, a compassionate heart, is still teachable.”
“One problem with our current society is that we have an attitude
towards education as if it is there to simply make you more clever, make
you more ingenious… Even though our society does not emphasize this,
the most important use of knowledge and education is to help us
understand the importance of engaging in more wholesome actions and
bringing about discipline within our minds. The proper utilization of
our intelligence and knowledge is to effect changes from within to
develop a good heart.”
12. A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence.
“Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.”
Underneath it all we are all good, but not everyone lives life from that place.
“Of course, when I say that human nature is gentleness, it is not 100
percent so. Every human being has that nature, but there are many people
acting against their nature, being false.”
13. The best way to resolve any problem is to sit down and talk.
“Non-violence means dialogue, using our language, the human language.
Dialogue means compromise; respecting each other’s rights; in the spirit
of reconciliation there is a real solution to conflict and
disagreement. There is no hundred percent winner, no hundred percent
loser—not that way but half-and-half. That is the practical way, the
“The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk.”
14. Ignorance is anything but bliss.
“Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.”
“I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on
others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet
true happiness comes from a sense of inner peace and contentment, which
in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love
and compassion and elimination of ignorance, selfishness and greed.”
“We should reflect on the idea that since the beginning of time
sentient beings have been mentally unstable because they have been
slaves of delusion, they lack the eye of wisdom to see the path leading
to nirvana and enlightenment, and they lack the necessary guidance of a
spiritual teacher. Moment by moment they are indulging in negative
actions, which will eventually bring about their downfall.”
15. You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things.
“You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things; but with
compassion, you must do what you can to stop them — for they are harming
themselves, as well as those who suffer from their actions.”
16. We are all different yet we are all the same.
“Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or
non-believing, man or woman, black, white, or brown, we are all the
same. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we are all equal. We all
share basic needs for food, shelter, safety, and love. We all aspire to
happiness and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries,
fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved
ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve
what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture,
and language make no difference.”
“Every single being, even
those who are hostile to us, is just as afraid of suffering as we are,
and seeks happiness in the same way we do. Every person has the same
right as we do to be happy and not to suffer. So let’s take care of
others wholeheartedly, of both our friends and our enemies. This is the
basis for true compassion.”
“We discover that all human beings
are just like us, so we are able to relate to them more easily. That
generates a spirit of friendship in which there is less need to hide
what we feel or what we are doing.”
17. You can create a dynamic impression not just by using words, but also by knowing when to be silent.
“Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and
sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.”
18. Knowledge never decreases by being shared.
“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”
19. If you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true meaning of life.
“We are but visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or 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 goal, the true meaning
“The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness”
20. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
“Pain is inevitable,suffering is optional… we have bigger houses,but
smaller families. More conveniences,but less time. We have knowledge,but
less judgements; more experts,but more problems ; more medicines but
21. Urge people to investigate things, don’t command them to believe.
“Open-minded people tend to be interested in Buddhism because Buddha
urged people to investigate things – he didn’t just command them to
“I will not propose to you that my way is best. The
decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable to
you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that
it is of no use, then you can discard it.”
22. Your task is not to be better than anyone else. Your task is to be better than you used to be.
“The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.”
23. If we do not combine science and these basic human values, then
scientific knowledge may sometimes create troubles, even disaster…
“It seems that scientific research reaches deeper and deeper. But it
also seems that more and more people, at least scientists, are beginning
to realize that the spiritual factor is important. I say ‘spiritual’
without meaning any particular religion or faith, just simple
warmhearted compassion, human affection, and gentleness. It is as if
such warmhearted people are a bit more humble, a little bit more
content. I consider spiritual values primary, and religion secondary. As
I see it, the various religions strengthen these basic human qualities.
As a practitioner of Buddhism, my practice of compassion and my
practice of Buddhism are actually one and the same. But the practice of
compassion does not require religious devotion or religious faith; it
can be independent from the practice of religion. Therefore, the
ultimate source of happiness for human society very much depends on the
human spirit, on spiritual values. If we do not combine science and
these basic human values, then scientific knowledge may sometimes create
troubles, even disaster….”