Top 100 Amazing Quotes By Gautama Buddha Which Are The Best Life Lessons

op 100 Amazing Quotes By Gautama Buddha Which Are The Best Life Lessons Buddha Quotes Curated by Factober.com

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September 17, 2020

Gautama Buddha Quotes

Buddha, born with the name Siddhartha Gautama, was a teacher, philosopher, and spiritual leader who is considered the founder of Buddhism. He is known as a messenger of peace around the world. #buddhaquotes #quotesbybuddha #buddha #inspirationalquotes #motivationalquotes #inspiring #motivating #motivation #inspiration

  1. Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth.
  2. One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.
  3. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
  4. She who knows life flows, feels no wear or tear, needs no mending or repair.
  5. If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.
  6. You only lose what you cling to.
  7. Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.
  8. You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers.
  9. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.
  10. There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
  11. If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
  12. Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness.
  13. If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.
  14. If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.
  15. Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
  16. When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
  17. Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself.
  18. If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.
  19. To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.
  20. 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.
  21. Nothing is forever except change.
  22. 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.
  23. Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
  24. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
  25. As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.
  26. Kindness should become the natural way of life,not the exception.
  27. Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.
  28. Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.
  29. As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgements but rain your kindness equally on all.
  30. Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.
  31. Doubt everything. Find your own light.
  32. Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained, and using well-spoken words: this is good luck.
  33. The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.
  34. To force oneself to believe and to accept a thing without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual.
  35. 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.
  36. Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
  37. It is easy to see the faults of others, but difficult to see one’s own faults.
  38. The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment.
  39. Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.
  40. If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.
  41. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
  42. With our thoughts we make the world.
  43. 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.
  44. Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
  45. One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.
  46. 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.
  47. Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.
  48. Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
  49. What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.
  50. There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
  51. Attachment leads to suffering.
  52. 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.
  53. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
  54. Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.
  55. A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
  56. When you come upon a path that brings benefit and happiness to all, follow this course as the moon journeys through the stars.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.
  60. Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.
  61. Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.
  62. The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
  63. People with opinions just go around bothering one another.
  64. 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.
  65. There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
  66. If a traveller does not meet with one who is his better, or his equal, let him firmly keep to his solitary journey; there is no companionship with a fool.
  67. If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.
  68. If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us?
  69. Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.
  70. Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.
  71. Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.
  75. He is able who thinks he is able.
  76. Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.
  77. 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.
  78. Faith and Prayer both are invisible, but they make impossible things possible.
  79. Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.
  80. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it.
  81. It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
  82. If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
  83. Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.
  84. You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.
  85. There are no chains like hate…dwelling on your brother’s faults multiplies your own. You are far from the end of your journey.
  86. 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.
  87. The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart.
  88. True love is born from understanding.
  89. Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.
  90. 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.
  91. 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 them all.
  92. Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence.
  93. Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
  94. There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.
  95. It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
  96. There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.
  97. 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.
  98. 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.
  99. The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart.
  100. He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.
  101. If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm.
  102. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
  103. 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.
  104. 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.
  105. More than those who hate you, more than all your enemies, an undisciplined mind does greater harm.
  106. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
  107. The greatest prayer is patience.
  108. Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.
  109. All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speak or act with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon…. If a man speak or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.
  110. There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
  111. May all that have life be delivered from suffering.
  112. 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.
  113. There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

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