☼ Buddha Quotes

From the Champion of the Senses Casino

 

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.
Buddha.

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

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Buddha.

Neither my life of luxury in the palace -nor- my life as ascetic in the forest were ways to enlightenment.
Buddha.

If you knew how perfect things are… you would tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
Buddha.

Pay no attention to the faults of others, things done or left undone by others. Consider only what by oneself is done or left undone.
Buddha.

Like a lovely flower full of colour but lacking in fragrance, are the word of those who do not practice what they teach.
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.

Your work is to discover the world, and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
Buddha.

What we think we become.
Buddha.

The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
Buddha.

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

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

You yourself as well as anybody in the entire Universe deserve your love and affection.
Buddha.

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

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

Teach this triple truth to all… A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
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 reasons and your own common sense.
Buddha.

Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind they can change our world.
Buddha.

My whole life, I never spoke a single-word.
Buddha.

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, by demons, heaven or hell.
Buddha.

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

There have been many Buddhas before me and will be many Buddhas in the future.
Buddha.

All living beings have Buddha nature and can become Buddhas.
Buddha.

We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people, as the rain that falls. We consist of that which is around us, we are the same as everything.
Buddha.

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

If we destroy something around us we destroy ourselves. If we cheat another, we cheat ourselves.
Buddha.

As soon as we think we are safe, something unexpected happens.
Buddha.

No one can escape death and unhappiness. If people expect only happiness in life, they will be disappointed.
Buddha.

Life is dear to all beings, they have the right to live the same that we do.
Buddha.

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

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own mind and then Blaise them to be true.
Buddha.

Hunger (for things) is the supreme disease.
Buddha.

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

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Buddha.

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.
Buddha.

To understand everything is to forgive everything.
Buddha.

The way is not in the sky, the way is in the heart.
Buddha.

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

I never see what has to be done. I only see what remains to be done.
Buddha.

We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act.
Buddha.

Even death is not to be feared by those who have lived wisely.
Buddha.

Fools wait for a lucky day, but everyday is a lucky day for an industrious man.
Buddha.

Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everythiong else.
Buddha.

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

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

Within this moment, the only moment that exists, the past, present and future are contained.
Buddha.

Little by little a person becomes evil, as a pot of water is filled by drops of wwater… Little by little a person becomes good, as a pot of water is filled by drops of wwater.
Buddha.

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

I will purify my bodily actions through repeated reflection. I will purify my verbal actions through repeated reflection. I will purify my mental actions through repeated reflection. That’s how you should train yourself.
Buddha.

As a solid rock cannot be moved by the wind, the wise are not shaken by prsaise or blame.
Buddha.

Dhamma is not upheld by talking about it. Dhamma is upheld by living in harmony with it.
Buddha.

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.
Buddha.

On life’s journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
Buddha.

The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
Buddha.

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

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

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

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

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.
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.

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

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?
Buddha.

What we think, we become.
Buddha.

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

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.
Buddha.

Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.
Buddha.

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Buddha.

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.
Buddha.

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Buddha.

6 Responses to “☼ Buddha Quotes”

  1. Phra Mick,

    How are you? Long time no see. Are you still in Sydney?

    Thanks for posting all the quotes, they’re great!

  2. Anyone reading these should really do some fact checking–
    http://www.fakebuddhaquotes.com/all-fake-buddha-quotes/

  3. Hi all, these Buddha Quotes I copied from the internet may have been fakes! Sorry for that, but it wasn’t my intention to post fake quotes. I am trying to compare them now to the vast Pali texts and will delete them appropriately. Further information regarding fakes will also be posted.

    Thanks.
    pm.

    • dude . . . what is real??? and to be enlightened what does that mean? Whether they are real or fake, they are superb and aid us in this enlightened bag of water state called being a human! Thanks . . . I really enjoyed reading every single one of them!

  4. Nihal. Dassanayake Says:

    Who ever think its fake or great advise its how you think
    What ever you feel will not change the meaning of Buddhas quote as truth can not be hidden from the reality of life.

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