Every single human being wants to achieve happiness in life. But it’s not as easy as ABC. So what exactly is the secret to happiness? You may find it difficult to answer, but not for Dalai Lama. For a millennium, Buddhist philosophy has been focusing only on how to reduce human suffering and to be in the present moment. Hence, to help you out, you can practice these 7 excellent habits from Dalai Lama to be a much better person.
“The topic of compassion is not at all religious business; it is important to know it is human business, it is a question of human survival.” – Dalai Lama
Showing compassionate will not only benefit others but good for you too. Research showed that it also results in “giver’s high”. It will help in reducing stress, normalize heartbeat and improved immune system.
“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” – The Dalai Lama
Everyone would be delightful to live in a society where people are kind towards each other. When you gave away money to people in need, you will feel happier than when you spent it on yourself. So, remember to be kind whenever possible.
“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama
It’s taught in western society that you’ll be happy when you obtain an expensive material object. Contrary to this, Dalai Lama believes that it won’t lead to happiness. Instead, showing compassion, kindness, patience, and tolerance are the ones that will lead to inner peace.
“Spend some time alone every day.” – The Dalai Lama
He believes that you should spend some time alone each day. It’s crucial to learn about yourself and be comfortable with who you are. Achieving a calm mind is the key to happiness.
“If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.” – Dalai Lama
Sit down and think about how you’ve been treating other people. No one like and deserves to be intentionally put down. So make a goal and aim to make someone happier whenever they met you.
“We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.” – The Dalai Lama
One of the most important sources of happiness is your close relationship. Be sure to give them the time they deserve. Remember that true friendship never depends on money or material objects. It is based on trust, love, and openness.
“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 only way.” – The Dalai Lama
Whether you’re having a fight with your employer, or personal crisis, getting angry and fighting rarely work. Instead of making the situation worse, it is better for you to negotiate and make the best solution.