The Dalai Lama’s Instructions For Life

The Dalai Lama's Instructions

The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama’s Instructions For Life:

  1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
  3. Follow the three R’s:
    • Respect for self.
    • Respect for others.
    • Responsibility for all your actions.
  4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
  5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
  6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
  7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  8. Spend some time alone every day.
  9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
  10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
  12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
  13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
  14. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
  15. Be gentle with the earth.
  16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
  17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
  18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  19. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
  20. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.

Credit: You can find these instructions here.

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2 Responses to The Dalai Lama’s Instructions For Life

  1. Pam Parsons says:

    I’m familiar with most of these but,#18 really made me think.Each time I’ve given up [or,surrendered] and had to re-invent my life,I’ve grown a lot! If I’m counting right,5 times I’ve givenup most,if not possessions,including home,animals & humans.I guess I’ve been successful after all!COOL.

  2. Mim Clarke says:

    I am wanting to find out where I can purchase the Dalai Lama’s ‘Instructions for life’ wall hanging. I would prefer a material hanging rather than a paper poster. I live in Berwick, Victoria, Australia and can’t find one anywhere.
    Thank you

    mim clarke

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