Quotation Explorer - 'Gautama Buddha'

We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all. - Gautama Buddha
All descriptions of reality are temporary hypotheses. - Gautama Buddha
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. - Gautama Buddha
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. - Gautama 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. - Gautama Buddha
Resolutely train yourself to attain peace. - Gautama Buddha
You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger. - Gautama Buddha
Purity or impurity depends on oneself,No one can purify another. - Gautama Buddha
Look not to the faults of others, nor to their omissions and commissions. But rather look to your own acts, to what you have done and left undone. - Gautama Buddha
You are the community now. Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up. - Gautama Buddha
When the Aggregates arise, decay and die, O bhikkhu, every moment you are born, decay, and die. - Gautama Buddha
Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine. - Gautama Buddha
There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind. - Gautama Buddha
You only lose what you cling to. - Gautama Buddha
Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness. - Gautama Buddha
What we think, we become - Gautama Buddha
Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life. - Gautama Buddha
Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think. - Gautama Buddha
Emotion arise from Desire, hence an Illusion. - Gautama Buddha
The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart. - Gautama Buddha
Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame. - Gautama Buddha
Just to say 'I believe' or 'I do not doubt' does not mean that you understand and see. To force oneself to see and accept a thing without understanding is political and not spiritual or intellectual. - Gautama Buddha
Doubt everything. Find your own light. - Gautama Buddha
True love is born from understanding. - Gautama Buddha
Few among men are they who cross to the further shore. The others merely run up and down the bank on this side. - Gautama Buddha
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways. - Gautama Buddha
With our thoughts we make the world. - Gautama Buddha
How wonderful! How wonderful! All things are perfect, exactly as they are. - Gautama Buddha
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading - Gautama Buddha
Speak the truth do not become angered and give when asked, even be it a little. By these three conditions one goes to the presence of the gods. - Gautama Buddha
Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth. - Gautama Buddha
To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance. - Gautama Buddha
What is the happiness ? Is it really happiness ? Nothing stable, just happen, stay and decay... Everything is impermanence, dissatisfaction and nothing can ever belong to itself - Gautama Buddha
All phenomena do not inherently exist because of being dependent-arisings. All phenomena do not inherently exist because of being dependently imputed. - Gautama Buddha
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it - Gautama Buddha
May all that have life be delivered from suffering - Gautama 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. - Gautama Buddha
First, rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words;Second, rely on the teachings, not on the personality of the teacher;Third, rely on real wisdom, not superficial interpretation;And fourth, rely on the essence of your pure Wisdom Mind, not on judgmental perceptions. - Gautama Buddha
The Gift of Truth excels all other Gifts. - Gautama Buddha
What is evil? Killing is evil, lying is evil, slandering is evil, abuse is evil, gossip is evil, envy is evil, hatred is evil, to cling to false doctrine is evil; all these things are evil. And what is the root of evil? Desire is the root of evil, illusion is the root of evil. - Gautama Buddha
Live in joy, in love,even among those who hate.Live in joy, in health,even among the afflicted.Live in joy, in peace,even among the troubled.Look within, be still.Free from fear and attachment,know the sweet joy of the way. - Gautama 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. - Gautama Buddha
It is like a lighted torch whose flame can be distributed to ever so many other torches which people may bring along; and therewith they will cook food and dispel darkness, while the original torch itself remains burning ever the same. It is even so with the bliss of the Way.[Sutra of 42 Sections] - Gautama Buddha
Tune as the sitthar, neither high nor low, and we will dance away the hearts of men. - Gautama Buddha
Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living. - Gautama Buddha
To force oneself to believe and to accept a thing without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual. - Gautama Buddha
Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again. - Gautama Buddha
Whoever sees me sees the teaching, and whoever sees the teaching sees me. - Gautama Buddha
Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others. - Gautama Buddha
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. - Gautama Buddha
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. - Gautama Buddha
It is better to travel, than to arrive - Gautama Buddha
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Gautama Buddha
How blissful it is, for one who has nothing. Attainers-of-wisdom are people with nothing. See him suffering, one who has something, a person bound in mind with people. - Gautama Buddha
Like a caring motherholding and guarding the lifeof her only child,so with a boundless heartof lovingkindness,hold yourself and all beingsas your beloved children. - Gautama Buddha
Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth. - Gautama Buddha
Bahujanahitāya bahujanasukhāya lokānukampāya:For the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world. - Gautama Buddha
Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law. - Gautama Buddha
Attachment leads to suffering. - Gautama Buddha
Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one man seems nonsense to another. - Gautama Buddha
As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life. - Gautama Buddha
To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana. - Gautama Buddha
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