The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Living

The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Living~

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 Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. 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 friendship.

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, honourable 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’s 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.

I like #9 and # 16 the most.
What about you? Let me know by leaving your comment below =)

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  1. I am very glad to have read your 18 rules for living.What is amazing is that when I reflect those rules to my life I am totally opposite….I think as from now onwards I am going to be on the right track, thank you.

  2. Dalai Lama’s teaching is indeed very meaningful.

    If you like to learn more about his wisdom, then perhaps you can go after his book known as “The Art of Happiness”.

    I bet it’s going to be one of the best self-improvement book you can ever find. The book is not just a combination of words and sentences, but a compilation of experience and wisdom. It’s priceless.

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