Dalai Lama Quotes
Spiritual Leader of Tibet
The "Dalai Lama" is a title awarded by a Buddhist institution named "Gelug" or "Yellow Hut" to its students, who are usually monks. The man who is currently recognized as the "Dalai Lama" is the 14th recipient of this prestigious title and is also recognized by many as Tenzin Gyatso, another religious identity of his. This religious leader was also felicitated with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. When he was two years old, the Tibetan monks identified him as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama and by the age of six he transformed into a monk. The pontiff has a fascination for science too and in this context the Lama once said had he not been a religious leader, he would have probably become an engineer. He is known for being engaged in finding the effects of meditation on the brain and exploration of several such traditional human practices that can be related to science. The monk was also quoted saying, "If science proves some belief of Buddhism wrong, then the religion will have to change. In my view, science and Buddhism share a search for the truth and for understanding reality." His words have generally made a deep impact on the masses irrespective of the degree of their inclination towards Buddhism. His multi-dimensional school of thought made the renowned technology giant "Apple", use the Lama"s image for their "Think Different" campaign. During sermons, Dalai Lama engages the people with his witty, humor-filled interactive mode of conversation. People camp near ticket counters for days to get tickets in a bid to just get a glimpse of this religious leader, such is his fan following. And why not, after all his words are worth listening to, ruminating about as well as putting them into practice. We here bring in his quotes which will inspire you and offer a different perspective towards life.