The Dalai Lama has a Message for You. {13 Quotes to Steer your Life by}

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on Dec 1, 2013
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The Dalai Lama has a Simple Message for You. {13 Quotes to Steer your Life by}

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. Today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly, live.” ~ the Dalai Lama 

Usually, we share videos of lectures, or longer pieces by the Dalai Lama. Like this. Or this. But sometimes, it’s useful to contemplate a short phrase, like a lojong slogan or a koan, and keep it simple.

Because the truth is simple, and it shall set us free:

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Amending thanks to reader comment! The below quote is by David W. Orr, Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World!dalai lama quote qotd

We’ll leave the above, since it’s wonderful. But here’s a substitute (real) quote:

The Dalai Lama on the problem with Religion.

 Okay, onward:

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9 Responses to “The Dalai Lama has a Message for You. {13 Quotes to Steer your Life by}”

  1. Anthea says:

    Just brilliant. What an incredible soul

  2. Dawn says:

    Just a note, one of the quotes above is not by the Dalai Lama. I love the Dalai, and thought you might want to know.

    Best wishes,

    “The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.”
    ― David W. Orr, Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World

  3. elephantjournal says:

    Oh! Thank you! Amending.

  4. Tergali says:


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  6. The Dalai Lama has such great words of advice! We have shared this on pinterest.

  7. Meagan says:

    Hi there. This looks very, very interesting, but it’s made up almost entirely of images. I use a screen reader and can’t read this particular article. Would anyone be kind enough to write these out in plain text for me? I would be so, so grateful!

  8. elephantjournal says:

    Hey Meagan—can you email us at [email protected] and we'll see what we can do? Thanks! – Ed.