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Buddha Quotes

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Buddha quotes: let these sayings simmer and see if you don’t feel enlightened.

“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”

“The mind is everything.  What you think you become.”

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

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

“Conquer anger with non-anger; badness with goodness; meanness with generosity; dishonesty with truth.”

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”

“The tongue is like a sharp knife – kills without drawing blood.”

“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”

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

“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.”

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance.  Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”

“Speak only endearing speech, speech that is welcomed.  Speech, when it brings no evil to others, is a pleasant thing.”

“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.”

“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own thoughts, unguarded.  But once mastered, no one can help you as much.  Not even your mother or father.”

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting.”

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

“In the end these things matter most: How well did you love?  How fully did you live?  How deeply did you let go?”

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

“Purity or impurity depends on oneself.  No one can purify another.”

“There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.”

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

“Patience is key.  Remember: a jug fills drop by drop.”

“Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind.  Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.”

“People with opinions just go around bothering one another.”

“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.”

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.  Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

“Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”

“Everything that has a beginning has an ending.  Make your peace with that and all will be well.”

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.  Doubt separates people.  It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations.  It is a thorn that irritates and hurts.  It is a sword that kills.”

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

“When watching after yourself, you watch after others.  When watching after others, you watch after yourself.”

“Teach this triple truth to all: a generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”

“All experiences are preceded by mind, having mind as their master, created by mind.”

“If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe.  You will feel its rhythm.  Go with this flow.  Happiness is ahead.”

“To abstain from lying is essentially wholesome.”

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

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

“Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.”

“You only lose what you cling to.”

“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind.  If a man can control his mind he can find the way to enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”

“Ardently do today what must be done.  Who knows, tomorrow, death may come.”

“If the problem can be solved why worry?  If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.”

“Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.”

“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.”

“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”

“The trouble is, you think you have time.”

“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.”

“The root of suffering is attachment.”

“To understand everything is to forgive everything.”

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”

“When you dig a well, there’s no sign of water until you reach it, only rocks and dirt to move out of the way.  Only when you have removed enough will the pure water will flow.”

“Pain is certain, suffering is optional.”

“Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you.  They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you.”

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”

“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”

“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.”

“Doubt everything.  Find your own light.”

“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.”

“Avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.”

“The calmed say that what is well-spoken is best; second, that one should say what is right, not unrighteous; third, what’s pleasing, not displeasing; fourth, what is true, not false.”

“Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering.  Some suffer too much, others too little.”

“A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving, and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”

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

“Happiness is not having a lot.  Happiness is giving a lot.”

“Every morning we are born again.  What we do today is what matters most.”

“True love is born from understanding.”

“In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth… and have begun striving for ourselves.”

“All wrong-doing arises because of mind.  If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?”

“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.”

“Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are.  It solely relies on what you think.”

“If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.”

“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”

“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”

“Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.”

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

“Speak or act with an impure mind and trouble will follow you.”

“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”

“A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker.  A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.”

“Should you find a wise critic to point out your faults, follow him as you would a guide to hidden treasure.”

“The darkest night is ignorance.”

“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.”

“If you knew what I know about the power of giving you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.”

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

“Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.  Hatred ceases through love.  This is an unalterable law.”

That’s a wrap on Buddha quotes.

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