Buddha Quotes (145 Quotes)

    Born out of concern for all beings.

    This existence of ours is as transient as Autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is a flash of lightning in the sky. Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.

    Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence.

    Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.

    As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world

    We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

    I consider the positions of kings and rulers as that of dust motes. I observe treasures of gold and gems as so many bricks and pebbles. I look upon the finest silken robes as tattered rags. I see myriad worlds of the universe as small seeds of fruit, and the greatest lake on Earth as a drop of oil on my foot.

    The evils of the body are, murder, theft, and adultery of the tongue, lying, slander, abuse, and idle talk of the mind, covetousness, hatred, and error.

    Do not think of how big the universe is, it will merely hurt your head.

    I do not care to know your various theories about God. What is the use of discussing all the subtle doctrines about the soul Do good and be good. And this will take you to freedom and to whatever truth there is....

    Again a different meaning has to be understood.

    Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.

    On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.

    It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west they originate within one's own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled.

    You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

    Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.

    Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

    There is, Oh Monks, a not-born, a not-become, a not-made, a not-compounded. Monks, if that unborn, not-become, not-made, not-compounded were not, there would be no escape from this here that is born, become, made and compounded.

    You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself.

    It is better to travel well than to arrive.

    Meditate.Live purely. Be quiet.Do your work with mastery.Like the moon, come out from behind the cloudsShine

    The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.

    For all mortals, birth is suffering, ageing is suffering, sickness is suffering.

    What is the noble truth of suffering Birth is suffering, ageing is suffering and sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering.

    To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

    When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.

    Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.

    They are not following dharma who resort to violence to achieve their purpose. But those who lead others through nonviolent means, knowing right and wrong, may be called guardians of the dharma.

    Those who by form did see me and those who followed me by voice. Wrong the efforts they engaged in, those people will not see me.

    No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

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