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Buddha Quotes

Buddha QuotesAs rain breaks through an ill-thatched house, passion will break through an unreflecting mind.

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

Rahula, develop meditation that is like water. ... Just as people wash clean things and dirty things, excrement, urine, spittle, pus, and blood in water, and the water is not horrified, humiliated, and disgusted because of that, so too, Rahula, develop meditation that is like water.

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

Not by birth does one become an outcaste, not by birth does one become a brahman. By one's action one becomes an outcaste, by one's action one becomes a brahman.

Conquer anger with love, evil with good, meanness with generosity and lies with truth.

To cease from evil, to do good, and to purify the mind yourself, this is the teaching of all the Buddhas.

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.

No one saves us but ourselves, No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path Buddhas merely teach the way. By ourselves is evil done; by ourselves we pain endure; by ourselves we cease from wrong; by ourselves become we pure.

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

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

Any kind of material form whatever, whether past, future, or present, internal or external, gross or subtle, inferior or superior, far or near, all material form should be seen as it actually is with proper wisdom thus: "This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self."

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.

Whatever an enemy might do to an enemy, or a foe to a foe, the ill-directed mind can do to you even worse. Whatever a mother, father or other kinsman might do for you, the well-directed mind can do for you even better.

The seers of old had fully restrained selves, and were austere. Having abandoned the five strands of sensual pleasures, they practiced their own welfare. The brahmans had no cattle, no gold, no wealth. They had study as their wealth and grain. They guarded the holy life as their treasure.

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

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.buddha quotes book

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

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

Faith is the best wealth for a man in this world. Righteousness when well practised brings happiness. Truth is the sweetest of flavours. They say the life of one living by wisdom is the best.

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.

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

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

It is better to travel well than to arrive.

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

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

In all things, there is neither male nor female.

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