Buddha Quotes (145 Quotes)



    To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.

    As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.

    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

    The example of the raft shows dharmas should be treated as provisional, as means to an end. The same holds good of emptiness too, the negation of dharmas. This corollary has elsewhere been illustrated by the simile of medicine which can heal any ill


    Why since I am myself subject to birth, ageing, disease, death, sorrows and defilement, do I seek after what is also subject to these things Suppose, being myself subject these things, seeking danger in them, I were to seek the unborn, unageing, und

    Deny the passport, throw it away and make a great decision that you will not leave this shore until and unless you have liberated all the human beings.

    All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.

    Keeping away from all evil deeds, cultivation of life by doing good deeds and purification of mind from mental impurities.

    However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

    Not one or two, Subhuti, not one or two, but all the beings - men, women, animals, birds, trees, rocks. All the beings in the world. One should create such a determination that I will lead all of them into nirvana'.

    The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.

    A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.

    He is not the same, nor is he another.

    It is within this fathoms-long carcass, with its mind and its notions, that I declare there is the world, the origin of the world, the cessation of the world and the path leading to the cessation of the world

    Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

    Those who really seek the path to Enlightenment dictate terms to their mind. Then they proceed with strong determination.

    I reached in experience the nirvana which is unborn, unrivalled, secure from attachment, undecaying and unstained. This condition is indeed reached by me which is deep, difficult to see, difficult to understand, tranquil, excellent, beyond the reach of mere logic, subtle, and to be realized only by the wise.

    Be vigilant guard your mind against negative thoughts.

    (They) were responsible for spreading the Buddhist religion throughout India and East Asia.

    If you're respectful by habit, constantly honoring the worthy, four things increaselong life, beauty, happiness, strength.

    So what would Buddha do if a friend is abusing drugs When someone goes wrong, it is right for his real friends to move him, even by force, to do the right thing. ... Do not examine the limitations of others. Examine how you can change your own.

    There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.

    Seeking but not finding the house builder I travelled through life after life. How painful is repeated birth House-builders, you have now been seen. You will not build the house again

    Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.


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