20 Instructions for Life by The Dalai Lama

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 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 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.


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  1. Jack Varnell says:

    Read The Full Post By Rebecca Ketchum At Mind Body Green as per the post above.
    For the other ten and the quoted reference .


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  3. While there is certainly some good advice in many of these fortune-cookie-esque missives, given the similarities to previous known chain emails I highly doubt Mr Thondup was the author. http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/dalai.asp

  4. Where’s the other 10?

    Would you believe his holiness has an official twitter account? He’s amazing: https://twitter.com/#!/DalaiLama

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