14 quotes on spirituality by His Holiness Dalai Lama.

1. The time has come to find a way of thinking about spirituality and ethics beyond religion.
The time has come to find a way of thinking about spirituality and ethics beyond religion.
2. My call for a spiritual revolution is a call for a radical reorientation away from our habitual preoccupation with self.
My call for a spiritual revolution is a call for a radical reorientation away from our habitual preoccupation with self.
3. We can imagine two types of spirituality: one tied to religion, while the other arises spontaneously in the human heart as an expression of love for our neighbors and a desire to do them good.
We can imagine two types of spirituality: one tied to religion, while the other arises spontaneously in the human heart as an expression of love for our neighbors and a desire to do them good.
4. When we set about cultivating those basic inner values which we all appreciate in others, then we start to live spiritually.
When we set about cultivating those basic inner values which we all appreciate in others, then we start to live spiritually.
5. My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
6. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
7. Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
8. The very purpose of spirituality is self-discipline.
The very purpose of spirituality is self-discipline.
9. The aim of spiritual and therefore ethical practice is to transform and perfect the individual’s motivation and mental disposition: this is how we become better human beings.
The aim of spiritual and therefore ethical practice is to transform and perfect the individual’s motivation and mental disposition: this is how we become better human beings.
10. In spiritual growth, it is important to avoid imbalances between academic or intellectual learning and practical implementation.
In spiritual growth, it is important to avoid imbalances between academic or intellectual learning and practical implementation.
11. Those who have little interest in spirituality shouldn’t think that human inner values don’t apply to you. The inner peace of an alert and calm mind are the source of real happiness and good health.
Those who have little interest in spirituality shouldn’t think that human inner values don’t apply to you. The inner peace of an alert and calm mind are the source of real happiness and good health.
12. Overcoming negative tendencies and enhancing positive potential are the very essence of the spiritual path.
Overcoming negative tendencies and enhancing positive potential are the very essence of the spiritual path.
13. The aim of spiritual and therefore ethical practice is to transform and perfect the individual’s motivation and mental disposition: this is how we become better human beings.
The aim of spiritual and therefore ethical practice is to transform and perfect the individual’s motivation and mental disposition: this is how we become better human beings.
14. Spiritual development gives rise to mental happiness.
Spiritual development gives rise to mental happiness.