Namaste. Lover and promoter of peace, harmony and staying present, Buddha offers ancient wisdom to help you find happiness and peace of mind.
Just share the gift of enlightenment and wisdom with these 100+ Buddha-inspired quotes. Whether you need motivation yourself or hope to spread the message of love and kindness to others, these sayings are sure to brighten everyone’s day.
1. “Don’t dwell on the past. Don’t dream about your future. Concentrate your mind on the present moment. That is all there is.”
2. “You can search the world for someone that deserves more love and affection than yourself, but that person will never be found. You deserve love and affection just as much as anyone else in the world.”
3. “Faithfulness is the best relationship. Health is the supreme gift. Contentment is the greatest wealth.”
4. “Only you can save yourself – no one else. We each must walk our own paths.”
5. “Your mind is everything. Whatever you think, you eventually become.”
6. “Three are three things in this world that can’t stay hidden for long: the moon, the sun, and the truth.”
7. “It is your duty to keep your body in good health. Without health, it is impossible to keep a clear and strong mind.”
8. “Our thoughts shape who we are. When our minds are pure, happiness and joy follow us like a shadow.”
9. “Holding onto your anger is like holding onto a hot coal; the only person you’re hurting is yourself.”
10. “One single candle can light a thousand more, and the life of the candle is never shortened. In the same way, happiness can never be decreased by sharing it with others.”
11. “Like treasures uncovered from earth, virtue appears from the good deeds you perform. From a pure and peaceful mind, wisdom appears. To navigate through the world as a human being, we need the guidance of virtue and the light of wisdom.”
12. “You will never be punished for your anger. You will only be punished by your anger.”
13. “You can only make two mistakes when traveling on the road to truth: not starting, and not going all the way.”
14. “Better to conquer yourself than a thousand battles. Only then can the victory truly be yours. No one can take it away from you – not heaven, hell, demons or angels.”
15. “Diligence is a way of life, but to be idle is the short road to death. Only the wise are diligent. Those who are foolish are idle.”
16. “Never envy others or take what you have for granted. Those who envy others will never find peace of mind.”
17. “Do what needs to be done today. Who knows – death may come tomorrow.”
18. “Always give – even if all you have is a little bit.”
19. “If a wise critic points out your faults, be sure to follow him as you would a guide to a secret, hidden treasure.”
20. “If you cannot find a companion who is equal or better, then pursue a solitary course.”
21. “Do it now – not later. Otherwise, you will regret it.”
22. “Harming living beings does not earn you the title of “noble”. It is he who does not harm living beings that is considered noble.”
23. “When your mind is free of desires, it’s also free of the prison we call fear.”
24. “Happiness comes from a disciplined mind.”
25. “Cultivating good. Purifying the heart. Doing no harm. These are the teachings of the Buddha.”
26. “A man’s own mind – not the doing of his enemies – is what compels him to do evil.”
27. “Purity and impurity can only come from oneself. No one person can purify another.”
28. “In the end, there are three things that matter the most: how fully did you live? How strongly did you love? How deeply did you let go?”
29. “You can’t travel the path until you become the path.”
30. “Nothing is more disobedient than an undisciplined mind. Nothing is more obedient than a disciplined mind.”
31. “Nothing in the world can harm you more than your unguarded thoughts.”
32. “It does not matter how many holy words you read or speak; they will do you no good if you do not act upon them.”
33. “You can only find peace within. Do not seek peace without.”
34. “Lighting a lamp for someone else will also brighten your path.”
35. “Those who are silent are blamed. Those who speak too much are blamed. Those who speak in moderation are blamed. There is not a single person in this world who is not blamed.”
36. “Only goodness can conquer badness. Only generosity can conquer meanness. Only truth can conquer dishonesty.”
37. “The rivers in clefts and crevices teach us a great lesson: those in smaller channels flow noisily. But those who flow in great channels flow silently. Whatever isn’t full, makes noise. But whatever is full, remains quiet.”
38. “Others flounder through life with a sense of “mine” just like fish in the puddle of dried-up stream. Seeing and knowing this, live your life with no sense of “mine” – free of attachments.”
39. “Not even the most precious jewel in the world can compare to the one who is awakened.”
40. “May all living beings have happy minds.”
41. “If only you knew what I know about giving, you would never eat a single meal without sharing it.”
42. “You never truly lose anything in life – unless it’s something you’re clinging to.”
43. “Sorrow or happiness – whatever emotion may befall you, walk on your path unattached and untouched.”
44. “Let boundless love radiate from your being toward the entire universe – below, above and across. Radiate that love without enmity and without ill will.”
45. “Death and decay afflict our world, but only the wise do not grieve for they know the nature of this world.”
46. “When you look out for others, you look out for yourself. When you look out for yourself, you look out for others.”
47. “If the problem has a solution, why worry? Take action instead. If the problem has no solution, worrying will not do you any good.”
48. “The secret to existence is this: have no fear.”
49. “Those who live wisely have no fears – not even death.”
50. “The root of all suffering is the attachment.”
51. “Loving kindness will free your mind. Make this your basis; your vehicle. Exercise yourself in it and stabilize it to fully perfect it.”
52. “So as water does not adhere to the red lily or the lotus leaf, the sage does not adhere to the heard, seen, or sensed.”
53. “Those who cling to views and perceptions wander the earth offending people.”
54. “A single moment can change the day. A single day can change an entire life. A single life can change the entire world.”
55. “From understanding, true love is born.”
56. “You cannot cease hatred with hatred. Only love can cease hatred.”
57. “Each morning we are born again. It is what we do today that matters most.”
58. “Practice compassion to everyone – including yourself.”
59. “Pain is certain in life, but suffering is always optional.”
60. “Doubt everything, and find your own light.”
61. “Faith is your nourishment on life’s journey; virtuous deeds your shelter; wisdom your light during the day; and mindfulness your protection at night. If a man lives a life that is pure, nothing in the universe can destroy him. If he can conquer greed, he is utterly and completely free.”
62. “Live in love and joy, even among those who live in hate. Live in health and joy, even among those who are ill. Live in peace and joy, even among those who are troubled. Be still and look within. Remain free of attachment and fear. The joy of life is in living this way.”
63. “Practice compassion if you want others to be happy. Practice compassion if you want yourself to be happy.”
64. “A single word of peace is more powerful than a thousand hollow words.”
65. “There is no distinction of west and east in the sky. It is only people that create these distinctions in their own minds, and then believe that they are true.”
66. “To enjoy good health, happiness, and peace, one must control and discipline one’s own mind. If you can control your mind, you can find the path to enlightenment. All virtue and wisdom will naturally follow.”
67. “Choose your words with care. Others will hear them and will be influenced by them for better or worse.”
68. “Be quiet. Live your life purely. Work masterfully. Just like the moon, come out from behind the dark clouds and shine.”
69. “To find the Buddha, all you have to do is look within.”
70. “Do not believe things merely because you have been told them. Perform your own analysis and examination to learn the truth.”
71. “Words can heal, or they can destroy. But when words are kind and true, they can change the world.”
72. “Only those who are free from resentful thoughts can find peace.”
73. “As humans, we long to be free from misery and find true happiness. We have found that inner peace is the key to happiness. Disturbing emotions, such as fear and suspicion, and attachment and anger are the greatest obstacles in our way to happiness. Compassion and love, and a sense of responsibility are the true sources of happiness and peace.”
74. “It does not matter if you are religious; it does not matter if you believe in rebirth; there isn’t a single person in this world that doesn’t appreciate compassion and kindness.”
75. “A jug can only be filled one drop at a time.”
76. “A dog is not a great dog because he’s a good barker. As such, a man is not a good man because he’s a great talker.”
77. “Express compassion for all living beings, both poor and rich. Each of us has our own suffering. Some suffer too little while others suffer too much.”
78. “These three things renew humanity: a life of service and compassion, kind words, and a generous heart.”
79. “It is your purpose to discover your work, and then, with all of your being, give yourself to that work.”
80. “Every person is the cause of his or her own disease or health.”
81. “Doubt is the most dreadful of habits. It is doubt that pushes people apart and poisons friendships. It is a thorn in one’s side that hurts and irritates; it is the sharp blade of a sword that can kill.”
82. “Each day, let us awake and be thankful. If we did not learn a lot, we learned a little bit. If we did not learn a little, at least we did not fall ill. If we did fall ill, at least we did not die. We all have something to be thankful for.”
83. “A fool who knows he’s a fool is all the wiser.”
84. “When digging a well, there will be no sign of water until you finally reach it. There will only be dirt and rocks to move out of the way. Once you have removed enough, the pure water will soon flow. So is the mind.”
85. “It is always better to travel well than to simply arrive.”
86. “Nothing in this world is permanent. Everything can and will change. Being will always be becoming.”
87. “Ideas that are developed into action are far more important than ideas that remain as ideas.”
88. “Do not depend on others to work out your own salvation.”
89. “Evil is necessary to prove that good is the purest of all.”
90. “Everything in this universe appears and disappears because of the harmony of conditions and causes. No one thing exists entirely alone. Everything in this world is in relation to everything else.”
91. “Ambition is a lot like love; it is impatient of rivals and delays.”
92. “Only those who experience the unity of life can see themselves in all living things and all living things in himself.”
93. “The moment we give into anger, we stop striving for the truth and start striving for ourselves.”
94. “If we could clearly see the miracle of a flower, we could change our entire life.”
95. “Only seek sanctuary in yourself; not in others.”
96. “Always be who you are as you walk, travel and eat. Otherwise, you will wind up missing out on most of your life.”
97. “The past is gone. The future has yet to arrive. The present moment is the only moment for which you can live.”
98. “Focus your heart on doing good. Continue doing good over and over again, and you will find yourself filled with an abundance of joy.”
99. “Our thoughts shape the world.”
100. “If we do not look after others when they are in need of help, who will look after us when we are in need of help?”
101. “A solid rock is unshaken by the wind. As such, a wise man is unshaken by neither blame nor praise.”
102. “Happiness arises when your words and work come together to benefit others.”
103. “Those who never strive to work toward the truth have failed to see the purpose of living.”
104. “You may throw thorns my way. As they fall in my silence, they will blossom into flowers.”
105. “Patience is the absolute greatest prayer.”
106. “Just as a snake sheds its skin, so must we shed our past.”
107. “Here’s the trouble: You think you have time.”
108. “Wear your ego ever so loosely on your sleeve.”
109. “Once you realize how perfectly imperfect everything is, you will tilt your head towards the sky and laugh.”
110. “What you are now is what you have been. What you will be in the future is what you do now.”
111. “You will not find the way in the sky. You will only find the way inside of your heart.”
112. “Before speaking, always ask yourself: is this true? If so, it is necessary? Is it kind?”
We hope these 100+ Buddha-inspired quotes have given you the wisdom you seek.
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Buddhism has been around for over 2,500 years and is a way of life that about 300 million people around the world follow.
At the age of 35, Gautama left the palace walls where he had grown up and ventured into the real world to walk his own spiritual path. Sitting under a Bodhi tree until he became enlightened, ‘Buddha’ attracted a following and dedicated the rest of his life teaching the path of enlightenment and awakening to them.
Buddhism is a very calm, peaceful and fair way of life and these Buddha quotes encompass the philosophy of Buddha’s teachings.
Here are 70 of The Best and Highly Shared Buddha Quotes to enlighten your mind and soul.
1. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha
2. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Buddha
3. “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha
4. “In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?” – Buddha
5. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha
6. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” – Buddha
7. “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
8. “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.” – Buddha
9. “If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.” – Buddha
10. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha
11. “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
12. “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.” – Buddha
13. “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” – Buddha
14. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha
15. “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.” – Buddha
16. “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha
17. “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.” – Buddha
18. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha
19. “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it” – Buddha
20. “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
21. “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.” – Buddha
22. “When you dig a well, there’s no sign of water until you reach it, only rocks and dirt to move out of the way. You have removed enough; soon the pure water will flow.” – Buddha
23. “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.” – Buddha
24. “You only lose what you cling to.” – Buddha
25. “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”
26. “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha
27. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha
28. “Doubt everything. Find your own light.” – Buddha
29. “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
30. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha
31. “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.” – Buddha
32. “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” – Buddha
33. “In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.” – Buddha
34. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” – Buddha
35. “There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.” – Buddha
36. “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?” – Buddha
37. “Purity or impurity depends on oneself, No one can purify another.” – Buddha
38. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha
39. “True love is born from understanding.” – Buddha
40. “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others” – Buddha
41. “You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha
42. “There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.” – Buddha
43. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Buddha
44. “Pain is certain, suffering is optional.” – Buddha
45. “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.” – Buddha
46. “To understand everything is to forgive everything” – Buddha
47. “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.” – Buddha
48. “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky” – Buddha
49. “Patience is key. Remember: A jug fills drop by drop.” – Buddha
50. “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
51. “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.” – Buddha
52. “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.” – Buddha
53. “Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.” – Buddha
54. “Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.” – Buddha
55. “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” – Buddha
56. “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.” – Buddha
57. “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha
58. “The darkest night is ignorance” – Buddha
59. “I never see what has been done, I only see what remains to be done.” – Buddha
60. “Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.” – Buddha
61. “Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.” – Buddha
62. “People with opinions just go around bothering each other.” – Buddha
63. “If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.” – Buddha
64. “It is easy to see the faults of others, but difficult to see one’s own faults.” – Buddha
65. “If you don’t tend to one another, who then will tend to you?” – Buddha
66. “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.” –Buddha
67. “That deed is not well done, if one has to repent for having done it, and if, with a tearful face, one has to weep as a result of that deed.” – Buddha
68. “Understanding is the heartwood of well-spoken words.”- Buddha
69. “Speak only endearing speech, speech that is welcomed. Speech, when it brings no evil to others, is a pleasant thing.”- Buddha
70. “Radiate boundless love towards the entire world…” – Buddha
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The Buddha taught us how we can achieve enlightenment to help us emerge from our own immaturity. By becoming enlightened, we utilize our own understanding to move forward in our personal growth.
In today’s post, we get a glimpse of what it’s like to live as one who has received enlightenment through Buddha’s pithy words about life, death, and everything in between.
We feature 81 Buddha quotes on the topics of happiness, love and compassion, peace, anger, life, death, change, wisdom and action. Perhaps in following
So, here are the words of the Enlightened One.
“It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.”
“A disciplined mind brings happiness.”
“Whatever is not yours: let go of it. Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness and benefit.”
“If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-departing shadow.”
“It is ridiculous to think that somebody else can make you happy or unhappy.”
“One who, while himself seeking happiness, oppresses with violence other beings who also desire happiness, will not attain happiness hereafter.”
“There is no fire like lust and no crime like hatred. There is no ill like the aggregates of existence and no peace higher than the peace of Nirvana.”
“Blind is the world; here only a few possess insight. Only a few, like birds escaping from the net, go to realms of bliss.”
– The Buddha
“If by renouncing a lesser happiness one may realize a greater happiness, let the wise one renounce the lesser, having regard for the greater.”
“Let him associate with friends who are noble, energetic, and pure in life, let him be cordial and refined in conduct. Thus, full of joy, he will make an end of suffering.”
“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.”
“Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.”
“Entangled by the bonds of hate, one who seeks happiness by inflicting pain on others is never delivered from hatred.”
In Buddhism, developing compassion is one of the ways to achieve enlightenment. The way to show compassion is by wanting all beings to experience happiness and freedom from suffering.
It also means making an effort to alleviate the suffering experienced by others.
Below are Buddha quotes on love and compassion that will hopefully inspire you to become more kind and loving in your interaction with others.
“If you truly loved yourself, you could hurt another.”
“Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.”
“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.”
“Hatreds never cease through hatred in this world; through love alone they cease. This is an eternal law.”
“He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.”
“True love is born from understanding.”
“You cansearch 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.”
“Love is a gift of one’s innermost soul to another so both can be whole.” – The Buddha
“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”
“If you wish to be gentle with others, be gentle first with yourself.”
“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.”
Buddhists see anger as a destructive force. Nothing in Buddha’s teachings supports violence in any way.
Anger can quickly become aggression or violence. You have already probably experienced the devastating effects of anger left unchecked.
Anger, therefore, is an emotion that needs to be understood and dealt with properly so that its destructive potential is contained and channeled appropriately.
Meanwhile, peace and non-violence are advocated by Buddha through his teachings. In fact, Buddhism is one of the most peaceful religious traditions in the world.
Below are several Buddha quotes on peace and anger. May these words help you reflect on how it is to live a life free from the weight of anger and hate. On how it is to be truly free and experience pure joy.
(You may also want to visit this post to learn 19 strategies on how to let go of anger.)
“Peace is the highest bliss.”
“Shame on him who strikes a holy man, and more shame to him who gives way to anger.”
“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
“An outside enemy exists only if there is anger inside.”
“Better than a thousand useless words is one useful word, hearing which one attains peace.”
“When it is impossible for anger to arise within you, you find no outside enemies anywhere.” – The Buddha
“Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.”
“In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.”
“To understand everything is to forgive everything.”
“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.”
The purpose of life is something that’s explored by Buddha when he achieved enlightenment.
The Buddha quotes on life you’ll read below are a reflection of how life is viewed in this religious tradition.
“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”
“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”
“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”
“Pain is certain. Suffering is optional.”
“Life is so very difficult. How can we be anything but kind?”
– The Buddha
“The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.”
“Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.”
In Buddhism, death is just a part of the natural cycle of things. If there is a beginning, then an end is sure to follow.
Buddha himself believed that death is “the greatest teacher.” His words of wisdom about death show us the impermanence of everything. May these Buddha quotes on death awaken within you a deeper appreciation for your life and of those you love.
“The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.”
“Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.”
“All tremble at violence; all fear death. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.”
“Some do not understand that we must die, but those who do realize this settle their quarrels.” – The Buddha
“Heedfulness is the path to the Deathless. Heedlessness is the path to Death. The heedful die not. The heedless are as if dead already.”
“But those who act according to the perfectly taught Dharma will cross the realm of Death, so difficult to cross.”
“Neither in the sky nor in mid-ocean, nor by entering into mountain clefts, nowhere in the world is there a place where one may will not be overcome by death.”
“This city (body) is built of bones, plastered with flesh and blood; within are decay and death, pride and jealousy.”
“Those sages who are inoffensive and ever-restrained in body, go to the Deathless State, where, having gone, they grieve no more.”
“From endearment springs grief, from endearment springs fear. From him who is wholly free from endearment there is no grief, whence then fear?”
According to Buddhist belief, everything in life is constantly changing. Nothing is permanent.
Moreover, in Buddhism, wisdom is one of the two fundamental goals in life (the other one is compassion).
To achieve enlightenment, one has to accept the impermanence of everything. Also, one has to strive to live a compassionate life, to constantly pursue wisdom and to act with the right conduct.
The following quotes help distill the philosophy and show us where we can best apply Buddha’s words in our own lives.
“One moment can change a day, one day can change a life, and one life can change the world.”
“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”
“Chaos in inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.”
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”
“If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.” – The Buddha
“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.”
“Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”
Only a few details are known about the life of Siddharta Gautama, the man who would later be known throughout the world as The Buddha, or the Enlightened One. He was born into a life of privilege in a village near present-day Nepal around the 5th or 6th century.
As a prince, he only witnessed the hardships of the outside world when he was in his late 20’s. The experience spurred him to go on a quest for enlightenment (or Nirvana). Once he achieved Nirvana, he became known as Buddha.
He imparted his teachings to many so that others can achieve Nirvana as well.
Did any of the Buddha quotes featured above reflect your own life’s philosophy? Do you find yourself in agreement with the words of the Enlightened One?
It would be awesome to know your experience about enlightenment. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.
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All the best in your journey to enlightenment!
“May all beings have happy minds.” – The Buddha
“To one ever eager to revere and serve the elders, these four blessings accrue: long life and beauty, happiness and power.”
– The Buddha
“Happy indeed we live, we who possess nothing.” – The Buddha #buddha #quotes #quotestoliveby
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“Full of joy, full of faith in the Teaching of the Buddha, the monk attains the Peaceful State, the bliss of cessation of conditioned things.” – The Buddha
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of that candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – The Buddha
“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.” – The Buddha #love #quoteoftheday #buddhist
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“If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.”
– The Buddha
“You should respect each other and refrain from disputes; you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together.” – The Buddha
“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” – The Buddha #anger #love #quotes
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“To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.”
– The Buddha
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – The Buddha
“In the end, these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?” – The Buddha #qotd #lifequotes #buddha
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“Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.”
– The Buddha
“Whatever has the nature of arising has the nature of ceasing.” – The Buddha #qotd #quotes #deathquotes
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“As a mighty flood sweeps away the sleeping village, so death carries away the person of distracted mind who only plucks the flowers (of pleasure).” – The Buddha
“Just as a cowherd drives the cattle to pasture with a staff, so do old age and death drive the life force of beings (from existence to existence).” – The Buddha
“Let go of the past, let go of the future, let go of the present, and cross over to the farther shore of existence. With mind wholly liberated, you shall come no more to birth and death.”
– The Buddha
“Nothing is permanent.” – The Buddha #change #wisdomquotes #buddhist
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“A jug fills drop by drop.” – The Buddha
“If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep walking.” – The Buddha
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old buddhist quotes, buddhist sayings, and buddhist proverbs, collected over the years.
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