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Top 130 Inspirational Buddha Quotes And Sayings

In this post you will find Top 130 Inspirational Buddha Quotes And Sayings.

 

Buddha Quotes and Sayings

 

“What we think, we become.”

 

“You only lose what you cling to.”

 

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

 

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

 

“A jug fills drop by drop.”

 

“The greatest prayer is patience.”

 

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

 

“A disciplined mind brings happiness.”

 

“True love is born from understanding.”

 

“Wear your ego like a loose-fitting garment.”

 

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”

 

“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”

 

“Rule your mind or it will rule you.”

 

“Remember to take care of yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup.”

 

“Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.”

 

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

 

“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”

 

“Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.”

 

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

 

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

 

“When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.”

 

“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.”

 

“Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.”

 

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

 

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

 

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”

 

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

 

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

 

“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.”

 

“Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth is calm.”

 

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

 

“The tongue like a sharp knife. Kills without drawing blood.”

 

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”

 

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

 

“He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.”

 

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

 

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

 

“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“It is ridiculous to think that somebody else can make you happy or unhappy.”

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering – an image of death.”

 

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

 

“The past is already gone; the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.”

 

“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.”

 

“We will develop and cultivate the liberation of mind by lovingkindness, make it our vehicle, make it our basis, stabilize it, exercise ourselves in it, and fully perfect it.”

 

“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.”

 

“Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the wheels of the oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox.”

 

“With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.”

 

“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.”

 

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

 

“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.”

 

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

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“One should strive to understand what underlies sufferings and diseases – and aim for health and well-being while gaining in the path.”

 

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

 

“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.”

 

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“The one in whom no longer exist the craving and thirst that perpetuate becoming; how could you track that Awakened one, trackless, and of limitless range.”

 

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

 

“Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as are those which a chick which has not broken its way through its shell might form of the outside world.”

 

“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.”

 

“Life is like the harp string, if it is strung too tight it won’t play, if it is too loose it hangs, the tension that produces the beautiful sound lies in the middle.”

 

“Transcendental intelligence rises when the intellectual mind reaches its limit and if things are to be realized in their true and essential nature, its processes of thinking must be transcended by an appeal to some higher faculty of cognition.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“Someone who has set out in the vehicle of a Bodhisattva should decide that ‘I must lead all the beings to nirvana, into that realm of nirvana which leaves nothing behind’. What is this realm of nirvana which leaves nothing behind?”

 

“The external world is only a manifestation of the activities of the mind itself, and the mind grasps it as an external world simply because of its habit of discrimination and false-reasoning. The disciple must get into the habit of looking at things truthfully.”

 

“It is easy to see the faults of others, but difficult to see one’s own faults. One shows the faults of others like chaff winnowed in the wind, but one conceals one’s own faults as a cunning gambler conceals his dice.”

 

“He who gives away shall have real gain. He who subdues himself shall be free; he shall cease to be a slave of passions. The righteous man casts off evil, and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana.”

 

“They blame those who remain silent, they blame those who speak much, they blame those who speak in moderation. There is none in the world who is not blamed.”

 

“We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.”

 

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

 

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, 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.”

 

“Just two small things: meditation and let-go. Remember these two key words: meditation and surrender. Meditation will take you in, and surrender will take you into the whole. And this is the whole of religion. Within these two words Buddha has condensed the whole essence of religion.”

 

“Indeed, the sage who’s fully quenched rests at ease in every way; no sense desire adheres to him whose fires have cooled, deprived of fuel. All attachments have been severed, the heart’s been led away from pain; tranquil, he rests with utmost ease. The mind has found its way to peace.”

 

“He taught virtue, mindfulness, and wisdom. These are the three pillars of Buddhist practice, as well as the wellsprings of everyday well-being, psychological growth, and spiritual realization. Rick Hanson”

 

“The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.”

 

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced.”

 

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

 

“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.”

 

“What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What’s the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?”

 

“Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.”

 

“Offend in neither word nor deed. Eat with moderation. Live in your heart. Seek the highest consciousness. Master yourself according to the law. This is the simple teaching of the awakened.”

 

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

 

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