The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Successful Living

By on September 28, 2011
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Early this year I had a chance to see the Dalai Lama when he was on his Australian Tour, I have to say he surprised me with his words of wisdom and sense of humor, I’ve kept a close eye on him and have come across these great rules by the Dalai Lama himself, Here they are.

 

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:

-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 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.

 

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11 Comments

  1. lenpowell

    March 10, 2012 at 11:11 am

    words of wisdom arent found easily thank you

  2. Joseph

    May 4, 2012 at 7:48 am

    I love this list – very inspiring indeed Thank you Joel:-)

    • Joel

      May 4, 2012 at 7:58 am

      No problems Joseph, glad you liked it!

  3. Krishna Khandelwal

    May 4, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Best message to all repenting life.

  4. Wesley Wyman Kaluba

    June 30, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Thanks for sharing

  5. Anatoliy

    July 27, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Yes, governed simple, but very wise.
    This practically curriculum of the mode on a day.

  6. reboti

    December 16, 2012 at 11:53 am

    very important to learn

  7. mcleod

    January 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    thanks Joel…

  8. L-Boogie

    January 22, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Thanks, Honorable Dalai Lama.

  9. The Tao of Business (@TaoofBusiness)

    April 2, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    A wonderful list that ends with a bang: Success always comes at a cost. May we always find that our successes were worth the price we paid.

  10. vmalinski

    June 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Great read for the start of my week. Thank you!

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