List of Sayings about Life from the Dalai Lama


Summary of the eRumor
A list of tips about life said to be from Tibet’s Dalai Lama.


bullet The Truth
This has circulated for quite a while, sometimes being described as a “Nepali GOOD LUCK TANTRA TOTEM.”
Somewhere along the way, someone decided to say it was from the Dalai Llama, but there is no evidencej of that.

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Instructions for Life in the new millennium from the
Dalai Lama:

1. Take into account that great love and great
achievements involve great

2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, respect
for others, and
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

6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great

7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take
immediate steps to correct

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

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’s a way to achieve

15. Be gentle with the earth.

16. Once a year, go some place you’ve never been

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. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

Do not keep this message. The mantra must leave your
hands within 96 hours.
You will get a very pleasant surprise (this is true
even if you are not
superstitious) if you send it to:

0-4 people: Your life will improve slightly.

5-9 people: Your life will improve to your liking.

9-14 people: You will have at least 5 surprises in
the next 3 weeks.

15 people and above: Your life will improve
drastically and everything you
ever dreamed of will begin to take shape.


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