Gautam Buddha Quotes

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

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

 

“Nothing is lost in the universe like a dead leaf turns into soil and a seed sprouts and becomes a new plant.” – Buddha

“Anger is the punishment we give ourselves for someone else’s mistake, thus you will not be punished for your anger, but you will be punished by your anger.” -Buddha

“Doubt everything; find your own light.” -Buddha

“All beings are owners of their Karma. Whatever actions they do, good or evil, they shall become the heir.” -Buddha

“Emotion arise from desire, hence an Illusion.” -Buddha

“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.” -Buddha

“If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.” -Buddha

“Avoid attachment to both pleasant and unpleasant. Losing the pleasant causes grief. Dwelling on the unpleasant also causes grief.” – Buddha

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

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

“Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.” -Buddha

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

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

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

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. - Buddha Quotes

 

“Everything is continuously changing. Life is like a river flowing on and on, ever-changing.” – Buddha

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

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

“The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than one who has defeated thousand times a thousand men.” -Buddha

“The less you have, the less you have to worry about.” -Buddha

“The rain could turn to gold and still your thirst would not be relieved. Desire is unquenchable and it ends in tears, even in heaven.” -Buddha

“The darkest night is ignorance.” -Buddha

“The wise man by vigor, mindfulness, restraint, and self-control, creates for himself an island which no flood can submerge.” – Buddha

“Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment.” -Buddha

“Joy comes not through possession or ownership but through a wise and loving heart.” -Buddha

“Let those who desire Buddhahood be trained only in one thing that is great compassion. Those with great compassion possess all the Buddha’s teaching.” -Buddha

“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.” -Buddha

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

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

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. - Buddha Quotes

 

“Nothing ever happens to us unless we deserves it. We receive exactly what we earn, whether it is good or bad.” – Buddha

“Sometimes it’s better to be kind than to be right. We do not need an intelligent mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens.” -Buddha

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

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

“The trouble is that you think you have time.” -Buddha

“You must make the effort yourself. The Masters only point the way.” -Buddha

“The moment you see how important it is to love yourself, you will stop making others suffer.” -Buddha

“The awakened ones who are dedicated to meditation actively, attain nirvana, the ultimate security.” – Buddha

“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.” -Buddha

“Quarrel end the moment one realizes that whosoever is here is going to die one day.” -Buddha

“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.” -Buddha

“I don’t care if someone is abusing me because he is the one who is going to be demeaned.” -Buddha

“One who never punishes any living creature either strong or weak, who never kills or even strikes another, such person, I call Brahmin.” -Buddha

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

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

 

“People live in a sea of suffering because of ignorance and greed. They are ignorant of the law of karma and are greedy for the wrong kind of pleasures.” – Buddha

“A wise man who recognizes that the world is an illusion, who does not act as if it is real, escapes the suffering.” -Buddha

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

“To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” -Buddha

“Your actions are your only belongings.” -Buddha

“Don’t give yourself to negligence. Don’t devote yourself to sensual pleasure. One attains abundant happiness by becoming vigilant and getting absorbed in meditation.” -Buddha

“Success isn’t the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.” -Buddha

“Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as that of a chick who has not broken its way through its shell might form opinion of the outside world.” -Buddha

“Rule your mind or it will rule you.” -Buddha

“A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.” -Buddha

“He is able who thinks he is able.” -Buddha

“Mindfulness is the path to immortality. Negligence is the path to death. The vigilant never die, whereas the negligent are the living dead.” – Buddha

“Friendship is the only cure for hatred and the only guarantee for peace.” -Buddha

“Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.” – Buddha

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. - Buddha Quotes

 

“The right way to think about life is to see the world through the eyes of wisdom and compassion.” – Buddha

“What is evil? Killing, lying, slandering, abuse, gossip, envy, hatred, false doctrine; all these things are evil. And what is the root of evil? Desire and illusion is the root of evil.” -Buddha

“Attachment leads to suffering.” -Buddha

“First, rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings rather than words; second, rely on the teachings rather than personality of the teacher; third, rely on real wisdom rather than superficial interpretation; and fourth, rely on the essence of your pure Wisdom Mind rather than judgmental perceptions.” -Buddha

“Happiness never reduces by being shared.” -Buddha

“Conquest breeds hatred and the conquered live in sorrow. Let us be neither conqueror nor conquered, and live in peace and joy.” -Buddha

“As rain pours through badly thatched houses, so does desire penetrate the undeveloped mind.” – Buddha

“We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.” -Buddha

“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.” -Buddha

“A man asked Gautama Buddha, “I want happiness.” Buddha said, “First remove “I,” that’s ego, then remove “want,” that’s desire. And now you are left with only “Happiness.” -Buddha

“The tongue is like a sharp knife. It kills without drawing blood.” -Buddha

“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.” -Buddha

“You only lose what you cling to.” -Buddha

“To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.” – Buddha

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. - Buddha Quotes

 

“We are what we think. Clear and kind thoughts build good, strong characters.” – Buddha

“There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.” -Buddha

“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of all of them.” -Buddha

“One who knows that life flows, feels no wear or tear, needs no mending or repair.” -Buddha

“Fruitless are the well-spoken words of the person who doesn’t practice it, like a flower that is lovely and beautiful but scentless.” -Buddha

“The rain could turn to gold and still your thirst would not be relieved. Desire is unquenchable and it ends in tears, even in heaven.” -Buddha

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

“Those who fail to distinguish the nonessential from the essential, will in feeding on wrong thoughts, fail to attain the essential.” – Buddha

“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.” -Buddha

“Virtuous people always let go. They don’t prattle about pleasures and desires. Touched by happiness and then by suffering, the sage shows no sign of being elated or depressed.” -Buddha

“The growth of wisdom may be measured exactly by the diminution of ill temper.” -Buddha

“It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. No matter what path you choose, you have to walk it alone.” -Buddha

“Your worst enemy cannot hurt you as much as your own thoughts, when you haven’t mastered them.” -Buddha

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

Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame. - Buddha Quotes

 

“A worthwhile life means doing our best at all times and having good will toward others.” – Buddha

“From craving is born grief, from craving is born fear. For one who is free from craving and grief, there is no fear.” -Buddha

“If the phenomenon of selflessness is analyzed and if this analysis is cultivated, it can help in attaining nirvana.” -Buddha

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

“To force oneself to believe and accept a thing without understanding is political, not spiritual or intellectual.” -Buddha

“In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s greatest strength.” -Buddha

“Only one who is free from stain, well-disciplined, honest and endowed with self-control is worthy of the monk’s robe.” – Buddha

“A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.” -Buddha

“An insincere and evil friend is more dangerous than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.” -Buddha

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

“Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is the life to him who is foolish.” -Buddha

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let the things go not meant for you.” -Buddha

“Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do.” -Buddha

“Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.” – Buddha

Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation. - Buddha Quotes

 

“Focus on one thought or object at a time. By doing this, we can be quiet and attain true peace of mind.” – Buddha

“Be aware of what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” -Buddha

“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.” -Buddha

“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.” -Buddha

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may.” -Buddha

“Opinion is a tumor; opinion is sore. He who has overcome all opinion is called a saint, one who knows.” -Buddha

“He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.” -Buddha

“The one who lives mindfully, senses under control, Moderate in eating, devout, energetic, cannot be overthrown by death. Just as the wind cannot shake a rocky mountain.” – Buddha

“A jug fills drop by drop.” -Buddha

“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.” -Buddha

“Happiness comes when your words benefit yourself as well as others.” -Buddha

“Who leaves behind all human bonds and has cast off the bonds of heaven. Who is detached from all bonds everywhere, he is the one I call a Brahmin.” -Buddha

“Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds. Shine.” -Buddha

“Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.” – Buddha

Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it. - Buddha Quotes

 

“Always have right mindfulness. Be aware of your thoughts, words, and deeds.” – Buddha

“Those who do not know satisfaction, even when living in a heavenly palace, are still not satisfied. Those who do not know satisfaction, even if rich, are poor. People, who know satisfaction, even if poor, are rich.” -Buddha

“Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.” -Buddha

“Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.” -Buddha

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

“The way is not in the sky; the way is in the heart.” -Buddha

“He abused me, mistreated me, defeated me, robbed me. Harboring such thoughts keeps hatred alive.” – Buddha

“Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.” -Buddha

“To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.” -Buddha

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

“Nothing is forever except change.” -Buddha

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

“When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.” – Buddha

When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily. - Buddha Quotes

 

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

“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.” – Buddha

“All deeds are led by mind, created by mind. If one speaks or acts with a corrupt mind, suffering follows.” – Buddha

“Sorrow springs from affection. Fear springs from affection. To loosen those bonds is the way to be free from sorrow and fear.” – Buddha

“Don’t chase after the past, don’t seek the future. The past is gone. The future hasn’t come. But see clearly on the spot that object which is now, while finding and living in a still and stable state of mind.” – Buddha

“Be over with talk, be over with worry, and there’s no place you cannot pass through.” – Buddha

“By effort you will cross the raging flood. By energy you will pass by sorrow.” – Buddha

“One who has abandoned craving and is free from grasping, who knows languages and their interpretations, the combinations of the letters and their order before and after, that person is called the Great Being, the Great Sage.” -Buddha

“There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.” -Buddha

“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.” -Buddha

“Patience is the highest asceticism.” -Buddha

“Ambition is like love, impatient of both delays and rivals.” -Buddha

“If you truly love yourself, you can never hurt other.” -Buddha

 

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