Gautama Buddha Quotes

Siddhārtha Gautama (सिद्धार्थ गौतम Siddhārtha Gautama, c. 563/480 – c. 483/400 BCE) or Siddhattha Gotama in Pali,; also called the Gautama Buddha, the Shakyamuni Buddha (“Buddha, Sage of the Shakyas”) or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was  monk (śramaṇa), mendicant, sage, philosopher, teacher and religious leader on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the northeastern part of ancient India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE.

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Gautama Buddha Quotes

…One who possesses four qualities is deposited in heaven as if brought there. What four? Bodily good conduct, verbal good conduct, mental good conduct, and gratitude or thankfulness. One possessing these four qualities is deposited in heaven as if brought there. – Gautama Buddha

A contemplative should pay equal attention to concentration, energetic effort and equanimity, and not exclusively to one of these factors only. – Gautama Buddha

A disciplined mind brings happiness. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. – Gautama Buddha

A fool acquires knowledge only to his own disadvantage. It destroys what good he has, and turns his brains. – Gautama Buddha

A fool learns nothing from a wise man; but a wise man learns from a fool. – Gautama Buddha

A fool thinks it like honey so long as the bad deed does not bear fruit, but when it does bear fruit he experiences suffering. – Gautama Buddha

A fool who recognises his own ignorance is thereby in fact a wise man, but a fool who considers himself wise – that is what one really calls a fool. – Gautama Buddha

A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. – Gautama Buddha

A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure. – Gautama Buddha

A good friend who points out mistakes is to be respected, as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure. – Gautama Buddha

A good horse runs with seeing just the shadow of the whip. – Gautama Buddha

A great gift – a gift of Dharma conquers all gifts. – Gautama Buddha

A jug fills drop by drop. – Gautama Buddha

A kind man who makes good use of wealth is rightly said to possess a great treasure; but the miser who hoards up his riches will have no profit. – Gautama 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. – Gautama Buddha

A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors. – Gautama Buddha

A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others. – Gautama Buddha

A man who will be the public leader, must know how to be the public follower. – Gautama Buddha

A mind unruffled by the vagaries of fortune, from sorrow freed, from defilements cleansed, from fear liberated — this is the greatest blessing. – Gautama Buddha

A noble person is mindful and thankful for the favors he receives from others. – Gautama Buddha

A person creates what they defend against. – Gautama Buddha

A person is not learned nor wise because he talks much; the person who is patient, free from hatred and fear, that person is called learned and wise. – Gautama Buddha

A person is ruined by taking the measure of other persons. – Gautama Buddha

A person writing at night may put out the lamp, but the words he has written will remain. It is the same with the destiny we create for ourselves in this world. – Gautama Buddha

A raft needed to cross the river is discarded when the other shore is reached, not carried about on one’s head. – Gautama Buddha

A tree is a wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food, warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade to those who wield an axe to cut it down – Gautama Buddha

A truly wise man does not play leapfrog with a unicorn. – Gautama Buddha

A victor only breeds hatred, while a defeated man lives in misery, but a man at peace within lives happily, abandoning up ideas of victory and defeat. – Gautama Buddha

A virtuous man or woman who is determined to develop the Supreme Enlightened Mind, should thus develop it: I have to lead all living beings to put a stop to (reincarnation) and escape (suffering), and when they have been so led, not one of them in fact stops (reincarnating) or escapes suffering. Why? Because, if a Bodhisattva believes in the notion of an ego, a personality, or a living being, he is not a true Bodhisattva. – Gautama Buddha

A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering. – Gautama Buddha

A woman of the world is anxious to exhibit her form and shape, whether walking, standing, sitting, or sleeping. Even when represented as a picture, she desires to captivate with the charms of her beauty and, thus, to rob men of their steadfast heart. – Gautama Buddha

A wrong action may not bring its reaction at once, even as fresh milk turns not sour at once: like a smouldering fire concealed under ashes it consumes the wrongdoer, the fool. – Gautama Buddha

Abandon its causes of ignorance and selfishness. – Gautama Buddha

Abstain from all sinful, unwholesome actions, perform only pious wholesome ones, purify the mind; this is the teaching of enlightened ones – Gautama Buddha

After 48 years, I have said nothing. – Gautama Buddha

After enlightenment, the laundry. – Gautama Buddha

After much seeking for truth and knowledge the profoundness of reality came to me with a clarity never before known. – Gautama Buddha

All acts of living become bad by ten things, and by avoiding the ten things they become good. There are three evils of the body, four evils of the tongue, and three evils of the mind. – Gautama Buddha

All beings are not only the parents in the past. They will become the Gautama Buddha in the future. If you free their lives, you are Gautama Buddha. – Gautama Buddha

All beings tremble before violence. All love life. All fear death. See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt? What harm can you do? – Gautama Buddha

All beings wish for happiness, so extend your compassion to all. – Gautama Buddha

All composite things decay. Strive diligently. – Gautama Buddha

All composite things pass away. Strive for your own liberation with diligence. – Gautama Buddha

All compounded things are subject to decay. Strive with diligence! – Gautama Buddha

‘All conditioned things are impermanent’ — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering. – Gautama Buddha

All created things are impermanent. Strive diligently. – Gautama Buddha

All descriptions of reality are temporary hypotheses. – Gautama Buddha

All experiences are preceded by mind, having mind as their master, created by mind. – Gautama Buddha

All fear violence, all are afraid of death. – Gautama Buddha

All have I overcome, all do I know. From all am I detached. All have I renounced. Wholly absorbed am I in “the destruction of craving. Having comprehended all by myself, whom shall I call my teacher. – Gautama Buddha

All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is. – Gautama Buddha

‘All is passing’. When one realises this, he sits loose to this world of sorrow : This is the way of purity. – Gautama Buddha

All life is temporary
Why worry about anything that’s only temporary – Gautama Buddha

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

All of you knowing now, That the Gautama Buddhas, the Teachers of the Ages, In accord with what is peculiarly appropriate, have recourse to expedient devices, Need have no more doubts or uncertainties. Your hearts shall give rise to great joy, Since you know that you yourselves Shall become Gautama Buddhas. – Gautama Buddha

All phenomena do not inherently exist because of being dependent-arisings. All phenomena do not inherently exist because of being dependently imputed. – Gautama Buddha

All phenomena link together in a mutually conditioning network. – Gautama Buddha

All rising to great places is by a winding stair. – Gautama Buddha

All that has been hidden is rising, there is no stopping it! These things you cannot hide: the sun, the moon, and TRUTH. – Gautama 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. – Gautama Buddha

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If people speak or act with evil thoughts, pain follows them. If people speak or act with pure thoughts, happiness follows them, like a shadow that never leaves them. – Gautama Buddha

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become. – Gautama Buddha

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. – Gautama Buddha

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 speaks or acts with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon… If a man speaks or acts with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him. – Gautama Buddha

All that we are is the result of what we have thought; it is founded on our thoughts; it is made up of our thoughts. A man’s life is the direct result of his thoughts… We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. – Gautama Buddha

All that we are is the result of what we have thought; what we think we become. – Gautama Buddha

All the holy words you read and all the holy words you speak are as nothing if you do not act upon them. Even if you read little and say little but live the right way, forsaking craving, hatred and delusion, you will know the truth and find calmness and will show others the path. – Gautama Buddha

All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else. – Gautama Buddha

All things that are born must die. Work hard for your own freedom from sorrow. – Gautama Buddha

All tremble at violence; all fear death. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill. – Gautama Buddha

All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If the mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain? – Gautama Buddha

Always be mindful of the kindness and not the faults of others – Gautama Buddha

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals. – Gautama Buddha

An evil deed, like fresh milk, does not go bad suddenly. Smouldering, like fire covered by ashes, the evil deed follows the fool. – Gautama Buddha

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

An ignorant man ages like an ox. His flesh may increase, but not his understanding. – Gautama 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. – Gautama Buddha

An outside enemy exists only if there is anger – Gautama Buddha

An outside enemy exists only if there is anger inside. – Gautama Buddha

An pretend and evil friend is haughty to be feared than a unmanageable beast; a unmanageable beast may mouthful your build up, but an evil friend fortitude mouthful your intellect. – Gautama Buddha

An unreflective mind is a poor roof. Passion, like the rain, floods the house. But if the roof is strong, there is shelter. Whoever follows impure thoughts Suffers in this world and the next. In both worlds he suffers And how greatly. – Gautama Buddha

Analyzing through special insight and realizing the lack of inherent existence constitute understanding of the signless. – Gautama Buddha

And for a disciple thus freed, in whose heart dwells peace, there is nothing to be added to what has been done, and naught more remains for him to do. Just as a rock of one solid mass remains unshaken by the wind, even so, neither forms, nor sounds, nor odors, nor tastes, nor contacts of any kind, neither the desired, nor the undesired, can cause such an one to waver. Steadfast is his mind, gained is deliverance. – Gautama Buddha

And he who has considered all the contrasts on this earth, and is no more disturbed by anything whatever in the world, the Peaceful One, freed from rage, from sorrow, and from longing, he has passed beyond birth and decay. – Gautama Buddha

And he who lives a hundred years, idle and weak, a life of one day is better if a man has attained firm strength. – Gautama Buddha

And more importantly – what we have chosen to do. – Gautama Buddha

And no joy like the joy of freedom. – Gautama Buddha

And so, with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings. – Gautama Buddha

Anger can quickly become aggression or violence. You have already probably experienced the devastating effects of anger left unchecked. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. – Gautama Buddha

Anger, therefore, is an emotion that needs to be understood and dealt with properly so that its destructive potential is contained and channeled appropriately. – Gautama Buddha

Any material form, or thought, or feeling, past or present, should be regarded as, ‘This is not mine, this is not what I am, this is not my self.’ – Gautama Buddha

Anyone who is not working toward the truth is missing the whole point of living. – Gautama Buddha

Apply yourself to solitude. One who is given to solitude knows things as they really are. – Gautama Buddha

Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes. – Gautama Buddha

As a bee gathering nectar does not harm or disturb the color & fragrance of the flower; so do the wise move through the world. – Gautama Buddha

As a bee without harming the flower, its colour or scent, flies away, collecting only the honey, even so should the sage wander in the village. – Gautama Buddha

As a flower that is lovely and beautiful, but is scentless, even so, fruitless is the well-spoken word of one who practices it not. – Gautama Buddha

As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world. – Gautama Buddha

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). – Gautama Buddha

As a mountain is unshaken by the wind, so the heart of a wise person is unmoved by all the changes on this earth. – Gautama Buddha

As a mountain of rock is unshaken by wind, so also, the wise are unperturbed by blame or by praise. – Gautama Buddha

As a net is made up of a series of ties, so everything in this world is connected by a series of ties. If anyone thinks that the mesh of a net is an independent, isolated thing, he is mistaken. It is called a net because it is made up of a series of interconnected meshes, and each mesh has its place and responsibility in relation to other meshes. – Gautama Buddha

As a single drop of water fills a bucket, so do small deeds of evil; as a single drop of water fills a bucket, so do small deeds of good. – Gautama Buddha

As a water bead on a lotus leaf, as water on a red lily, does not adhere, so the sage does not adhere to the seen, the heard, or the sensed. – Gautama Buddha

As an elephant in the battlefield withstands arrows shot from bows all around, even so shall I endure abuse. – Gautama Buddha

As an irrigator guides water to his fields, as an archer aims an arrow, as a carpenter carves wood, the wise shape their lives. – Gautama Buddha

As from a large heap of flowers many garlands and wreaths are made, so by a mortal in this life there is much good work to be done. – Gautama Buddha

As I am, so are others as others are, so am I. Having thus identified self and others, harm no one nor have them harmed. – Gautama Buddha

As I am, so are these. As are these, so am I.’ Drawing the parallel to yourself, neither kill nor get others to kill’. – Gautama Buddha

As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds. – Gautama Buddha

As long as one feels that he is the doer, he cannot escape from the wheel of births. – Gautama Buddha

As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally on all. – Gautama Buddha

As solid rock remains unmoved by the wind, so the wise remain unmoved by blame and praise. – Gautama Buddha

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

As the bee collects nectar and departs without injuring the flower, or its color or fragrance, so let the sage dwell on earth. – Gautama Buddha

As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts. – Gautama Buddha

As you travel though life, offer good wishes to each being you meet. – Gautama Buddha

As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life. – Gautama Buddha

At the bottom of things, most people want to be understood and appreciated. – Gautama Buddha

At the end of the way is freedom. Until then, patience. – Gautama Buddha

Attachment is the source of all suffering. – Gautama Buddha

Attachment leads to suffering. – Gautama Buddha

Attention leads to immortality. Carelessness leads to death. Those who pay attention will not die, while the careless are as good as dead already. – Gautama Buddha

Avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison. – Gautama Buddha

Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. The elephant hauls himself from the mud. In the same way drag yourself out of your sloth. – Gautama Buddha

Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe. – Gautama Buddha

Awaken from suffering within Great Peace. – Gautama Buddha

Awakening is natural, delusion is not – Gautama Buddha

Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up. – Gautama Buddha

Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold on to the truth within yourself as to the only truth. – Gautama Buddha

Be a lamp unto yourself. – Gautama Buddha

Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence. – Gautama Buddha

Be a lamp unto yourselves! Work out your liberation with diligence! Fill your mind with compassion! – Gautama Buddha

Be a light unto yourself. – Gautama Buddha

Be greatly aware of the present. – Gautama Buddha

Be it known that Men of dull faculties and slight wisdom, They who cling proudly to signs, Cannot believe in this Dharma. Now I, joyfully and fearlessly, In the midst of the Bodhisattvas Frankly casting aside my expedient devices, Merely preach the Unexcelled Path. – Gautama Buddha

Be lamps unto yourselves. Be refuges unto yourselves. Take yourself no external refuge. Hold fast to the truth as a lamp. Hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone besides yourselves. And those, Ananda, who either now or after I am dead, Shall be a lamp unto themselves, Shall betake themselves as no external refuge, But holding fast to the truth as their lamp, Holding fast to the truth as their refuge, Shall not look for refuge to anyone else besides themselves, It is they who shall reach to the very topmost height; But they must be anxious to learn. – Gautama Buddha

Be lamps unto yourselves; be your own confidence. Hold truth within yourselves. – Gautama Buddha

Be quick to do good. If you are slow, The mind, delighting in mischief, Will catch you. Turn away from mischief. Again and again, turn away. Before sorrow befalls you. Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, And you will be filled with joy. A fool is happy Until his mischief turns against him. And a good man may suffer Until his goodness flowers. Do not make light of your failings, Saying, ‘What are they to me?’ A jug fills drop by drop. – Gautama Buddha

Be quick to do good. If you are slow, the mind, delighting in mischief, will catch you. – Gautama Buddha

Be the witness of your thoughts. – Gautama Buddha

Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts. – Gautama Buddha

Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life. – Gautama Buddha

Be your own lamps. Be your own shelters. Hang on to the truth as a lamp. Hang on to the truth as a refuge. – Gautama Buddha

Because not even the least Dharma is there found or got at. Therefore is it called ‘utmost, right and perfect enlightenment’. Self-identical is that Dharma and nothing is therein at variance. Therefore is it called ‘utmost, right and perfect enlighten’ – Gautama Buddha

Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. – Gautama Buddha

Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy; while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful; and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted. – Gautama Buddha

Before you’ve seen it, and when you first see it, it is the greatest thing; afterwards, it is ordinary. – Gautama Buddha

Being able to make friends and keep them, welcoming others and sharing with them, a guide, philosopher and friend. One like this will be praised. – Gautama Buddha

Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words; This is good luck. – Gautama Buddha

Being generous and kindly in speech, doing a good turn for others, and treating all alike. One like this will be praised. – Gautama Buddha

Being generous, just helping one’s relatives and being blameless in one’s actions; this is the best good luck. – Gautama Buddha

Beings are owners of their action, heirs of their action. – Gautama Buddha

Beings are owners of their actions, heirs of their actions; they originate from their actions, are bound to their actions, have their actions as their refuge. It is action that distinguishes beings as inferior and superior. – Gautama Buddha

Believe it only if you have explored it in your own heart and mind and body and found it to be true. Work out your own path, through diligence. – Gautama Buddha

Believe not because some old manuscripts are produced, believe not because it is your national belief, believe not because you have been made to believe from you childhood, but reason truth out, and after you have analyzed it, then if you find it will do good to one and all, believe it, live up to it and help others live up to it. – Gautama Buddha

Believe nothing because it is written in books. Believe nothing because wise men say it is so. Believe nothing because it is religious doctrine. Believe it only because you yourself know it to be true. – Gautama Buddha

Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true. – Gautama Buddha

Believe nothing on the faith of traditions, even though they have been held in honor for many generations and in diverse places. Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it. Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past. Do not believe what you yourself have imagined, persuading yourself that a God inspires you. Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests. After examination, believe what you yourself have tested and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto. – Gautama Buddha

Believe nothing, merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide. – Gautama 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 reason and your own common sense. – Gautama Buddha

Believe nothing, O monks, just because you have been told it, or it is commonly believed, or because it is traditional or because you yourselves have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings – that doctrine believe and cling to and take as your guide. – Gautama Buddha

Believe nothing, O monks, merely because you have been told it or because it is traditional, or because you yourselves have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide. – Gautama Buddha

Believe nothing,
No matter where you read it,
Or who has said it,
Not even if I have said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense. – Gautama Buddha

Believe there is good in the world. – Gautama Buddha

Believe, meditate, see. Be harmless, be blameless. Awake to the law. And from all sorrows free yourself. – Gautama Buddha

Besides the respect of the lives of human beings, all the animals and plants should be on the list too. That is the real humanitarianism.

Better is to speak unpleasant truth than to tell lies. – Gautama Buddha

Better it is to live one day seeing the rise and fall of things than to live a hundred years without ever seeing the rise and fall of things. – Gautama Buddha

Better than a hundred years in the life of a person who is idle and inactive, is a day in the life of one who makes a zealous and strenuous effort. – Gautama Buddha

Better than a long speech is a single quietening word. – Gautama Buddha

Better than a meaningless story of a thousand words is a single word of deep meaning which, when heard, produces peace. – Gautama Buddha

Better than a thousand hollow words Is one word that brings peace. Better than a thousand hollow verses Is one verse that brings peace. – Gautama Buddha

Better than a thousand hollow words Is one word that brings peace. Better than a thousand hollow verses Is one verse that brings peace. Better than a hundred hollow lines Is one line of the dharma, bringing peace. 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. – Gautama Buddha

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

Better than a thousand useless words is one useful word, hearing which one attains peace. – Gautama Buddha

Better than chanting a thousand words in a dead language is one soothing word spoken in the vernacular. – Gautama Buddha

Better than worshiping gods is obedience to the laws of righteousness. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

Beware of the anger of the body. Master the body. Let it serve truth. Beware of the anger of the mouth. Master your words. Let them serve truth. Beware of the anger of the mind. Master your thoughts. Let them serve truth. – Gautama Buddha

Beware of the anger of the mouth. Master your words. Let them serve truth. – Gautama Buddha

Bhikkhus, all is burning. And what is the all that is burning? The eye is burning, visible forms are burning, eye-consciousness is burning, eye-contact is burning; also whatever is felt as pleasant or painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant that arises with eye-contact as its condition, that too is burning. Burning with what? Burning with the fire of greed, with the fire of hate, with the fire of delusion, with birth, aging, and death, with sorrow, with lamentation, with pain, grief, and despair it is burning. – Gautama Buddha

Blind is the world; here only a few possess insight. Only a few, like birds escaping from the net, go to realms of bliss. – Gautama Buddha

Born out of concern for all beings. – Gautama Buddha

Both formerly and now, it is only suffering that I describe, and the cessation of suffering. – Gautama Buddha

Bring your mind to noble silence. Unify your mind in noble silence. Concentrate your mind in noble silence… Enter into rapture and pleasure born of silence derived of concentration and awareness that is free from thought and fabrication. – Gautama Buddha

But …meat eating in any form, in any manner, and in any place is unconditionally and once and for all prohibited …Meat eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

But if you do not find an intelligent companion, a wise and well-behaved person going the same way as yourself, then go on your way alone, like a king abandoning a conquered kingdom, or like a great elephant in the deep forest. – Gautama Buddha

But if you miss it, you will next be confronted with the angry deities, … threatening you and barring your passage … because you turned a deaf ear to the saving truths of religion. All these forms are strange to you, … they terrify you, … and yet it is you who have created them. Do not give in to your fright, … flee them not! They are but … the contents of your own mind… If at this point you should manage to understand that, … and you will find yourself in a paradise among the angels. – Gautama Buddha

But those who act according to the perfectly taught Dharma will cross the realm of Death, so difficult to cross. – Gautama Buddha

But when one masters this wretched desire, which is so hard to overcome, then one’s sorrows just drop off, like a drop of water off a lotus. – Gautama Buddha

By defilement of mind, beings are defiled; by purification of mind, beings are purified. – Gautama Buddha

By giving away food we get more strength. By bestowing clothing on others we gain more beauty. By donating abodes of purity and truth we acquire great treasures.

By liberation of the self through love, we will develop love, we will practice it, we will make it both a way and a basis. – Gautama Buddha

By oneself the evil is done, and it is oneself who suffers: by oneself the evil is not done, and by one’s Self one becomes pure. – Gautama Buddha

By taking these three steps you will get closer to the Gods: First, Say the Truth. Second: Don’t let you get Angry. Third: Give, even though you have so little to give. – Gautama Buddha

By three things the wise person may be known. What three? He sees a shortcoming as it is. When he sees it, he tries to correct it. And when another acknowledges a shortcoming, the wise one forgives it as he should. – Gautama Buddha

By whomsoever no evil is done in deed, or word, or thought, him I call a Brahmin (holy man) who is guarded in these three. – Gautama Buddha

By your own efforts waken yourself, watch yourself. And live joyfully. – Gautama Buddha

By your own folly you will be brought as low as your worst enemy wishes. – Gautama Buddha

Care about your children. Just bless them instead of worrying, as every child is the little Gautama Buddha who helps his parents to grow up. – Gautama Buddha

Careful amidst the careless, amongst the sleeping wide-awake, the intelligent man leaves them all behind, like a race-horse does a mere hack. – Gautama Buddha

Change is never painful, only the resistance to change is painful – Gautama Buddha

Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence. – Gautama Buddha

Charity bestowed upon those who are worthy of it is like good seed sown on a good soil that yields an abundance of fruits. But alms given to those who are yet under the tyrannical yoke of the passions are like seed deposited in a bad soil. The passions of the receiver of the alms choke, as it were, the growth of merits. – Gautama Buddha

Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. – Gautama Buddha

Come and see…place no head above your own – Gautama Buddha

Come, live with the doors of the senses guarded, diligent and mindful, vigilant and mindful, with the ways of the mind well watched, possessed of a mind that is awake and observing. – Gautama Buddha

Comparing oneself to others in such terms as “Just as I am so are they, just as they are so am I,” he should neither kill nor cause others to kill. – Gautama Buddha

Concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Gautama Buddha

Confusion conditions activity, which conditions consciousness, which conditions embodied personality, which conditions sensory experiences, which conditions impact, which conditions mood, which conditions craving, which conditions clinging, which conditions becoming, which conditions birth, which conditions aging and death. – Gautama Buddha

Conquer a liar with truth. – Gautama Buddha

Conquer anger by love, evil by good; Conquer the miser with liberality, and the liar with truth. – Gautama Buddha

Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth. – Gautama Buddha

Conquer the angry man by love. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

Consider Others as Yourself. – Gautama Buddha

Contentment is the greatest wealth. – Gautama Buddha

Craving brings pain; craving brings fear. If you do not yield to craving, you will be free from pain and fear. – Gautama Buddha

Crying with the wise is better than laughing with the fool. – Gautama Buddha

Cultivation of meditative stability alone, will not destroy the discrimination of inherent existence. Afflictive emotions can return, making all sorts of disturbances – Gautama Buddha

Cut down the forest, not just a tree. Out of the forest of desire springs danger. By cutting down both the forest of desire and the brushwood of longing, be rid of the forest, bhikkhus. – Gautama Buddha

Cut out the love of self, like an autumn lotus with thy hand! – Gautama Buddha

Death carries off a man busy picking flowers with an besotted mind, like a great flood does a sleeping village. – Gautama Buddha

Delight in heedfulness! Guard well your thoughts! – Gautama Buddha

Delight in meditation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker. – Gautama Buddha

Delusions, errors and lies are like huge, gaudy vessels, the rafters of which are rotten and worm-eaten, and those who embark in them are fated to be shipwrecked. – Gautama Buddha

Dependent Origination is the teaching (that life) is not the mere play of blind chance, but has an existence that is dependent upon conditions. That, precisely with the removal of these conditions, those things that have arisen in dependence upon them-thus also all suffering-must perforce disappear and cease to be. – Gautama Buddha

Destroy the man of wicked thoughts, Like a bamboo-tree with its fruit. – Gautama Buddha

Develop a mind that is vast like space, where experiences both pleasant and unpleasant can appear and disappear without conflict, struggle or harm. Rest in a mind like vast sky. – Gautama Buddha

Dharma is not upheld by talking about it. Dharma is upheld by living in harmony with it. – Gautama Buddha

Dignity and quiet joy in all that we do are the expression of perfect concentration and perfect wisdom. – Gautama Buddha

Dispassion is the best of mental states. . . . – Gautama Buddha

Do not accept anything simply because it has been said by your teacher, or because it has been written in your sacred books, or because it has been believed by many, or because it has been handed down by your ancestors. Accept and live only according to what will enable you to see truth face to face. – Gautama Buddha

Do not accept what you hear by report, do not accept tradition, do not accept a statement because it is found in our books, nor because it is in accord with your belief, nor because it is the saying of your teacher. Be lamps unto yourselves. Those who, either now or after I am dead, shall rely upon themselves only and not look for assistance to anyone besides themselves, it is they who shall reach the topmost height. – Gautama Buddha

Do not be jealous of others’ good qualities, but out of admiration adopt them yourself. – Gautama Buddha

Do not be the judge of people; do not make assumptions about others. A person is destroyed by holding judgments about others. – Gautama Buddha

Do not be thoughtless, always be mindful, watch your thoughts! Draw yourself out of the path of evil, like an elephant sunk in mud. – Gautama Buddha

Do not believe anything because it is said by an authority, or if it is said to come from angels, or from Gods, or from an inspired source. – Gautama Buddha

Do not believe anything on the mere authority of teachers or priests. Accept as true and as the guide to your life only that which accords with your own reason and experience, after thorough investigation. Accept only that which contributes to the well-being of yourself and others. – Gautama Buddha

Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. – Gautama Buddha

Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. – Gautama Buddha

Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. – Gautama Buddha

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. – Gautama Buddha

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. 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. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. – Gautama Buddha

Do not believe what you have heard Do not believe in tradition because it is handed down many generations Do not believe in anything that has been spoken of many times Do not believe because the written statements come from some old sage Do not believe in conjecture Do not believe in authority, or teachers, or elders But after careful observation and analysis, when it agrees with reason and it will benefit one and all, then accept it and live by it. – Gautama Buddha

Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. – Gautama Buddha

Do not blindly believe what others say. See for yourself what brings contentment, clarity and peace. That is the path for you to follow. – Gautama Buddha

Do not breathing in the chronological, do not dream of the later, drain the intellect on the bring about twinkling. – Gautama Buddha

Do not carry with you your mistakes. Do not carry your cares. Travel on alone. Like an elephant in the forest. – Gautama Buddha

Do not close your eyes before suffering. Find ways to be with those who are suffering by all means, Including personal contact and visits, images, sound. By such means, awaken yourself and others to the reality of suffering in the world. – Gautama Buddha

Do not disregard the accumulation of goodness, saying, ‘This will come to nothing.’ By the gradual falling of raindrops, a jar is filled. – Gautama Buddha

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

Do not give up your authority and follow blindly the will of others. This way will lead to only delusion. – Gautama Buddha

Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do. – Gautama Buddha

Do not have as friends harmful people, the wise person does not associate with the worst of people. Have as friends virtuous people, the wise person associates with the best of people. – Gautama Buddha

Do not interrogate silence because silence is mute; do not expect anything from the gods, nor should you try to bribe them with gifts, because it is in ourselves that we must look for liberation. – Gautama Buddha

Do not judge yourself harshly. Without mercy for ourselves we cannot love the world. – Gautama Buddha

Do not learn how to react. Learn how to respond. – Gautama Buddha

Do not let pleasure distract you from meditation, from the way. Free yourself from pleasure and pain. – Gautama Buddha

Do not look at the faults of what others have done or not done; observe what you yourself have done or not done. – Gautama Buddha

Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself. – Gautama Buddha

Do not overlook tiny good actions, thinking they are of no benefit; even tiny drops of water, in the end, will fill a huge vessel. Do not overlook negative actions merely because they are small; however small a spark may be, it can burn down a haystack as big as a mountain. – Gautama Buddha

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

Do not pursue the past. Do not lose yourself in the future. The past no longer is. The future has not yet come. Looking deeply at life as it is. In the very here and now, the practitioner dwells in stability and freedom. We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it? The sage calls a person who knows how to dwell in mindfulness night and day, ‘one who knows the better way to live alone.’ – Gautama Buddha

Do not say anything harsh: what you have said will be said back to you. – Gautama Buddha

Do not speak – unless it improves on silence. – Gautama Buddha

Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee. – Gautama Buddha

Do not speak thus, Subhuti! Yes, even then there will be of beings who, when these words of the sutra are being taught, will understand their truth. For even at that time, Subhuti, there will be Bodhisattvas. And these Bodhisattvas, Subhuti, will not – Gautama Buddha

Do not think lightly of good, that nothing will come of it. A whole water pot will fill up from dripping drops of water. – Gautama Buddha

Do not think of how big the universe is, it will merely hurt your head. – Gautama Buddha

Do not underestimate what you specific conventional, nor covetousness others. He who envies others does not terra firma organization of intellect. – Gautama Buddha

Do not vainly lament, but do wonder at the rule of transiency and learn from it the emptiness of human life. Do not cherish to unworthy desire that the changeable might become unchanging. – Gautama Buddha

Do your work, with mastery. – Gautama Buddha

Doing the good deeds is like the grass in the garden. You don’t see its growth. But, it does by days. Doing the wicked deeds is like the hone. You don’t see its damage. But, it does by days. – Gautama Buddha

Don’t believe a teaching just because you’ve heard it from a man who’s supposed to be holy, or because it’s contained in a book supposed to be holy, or because all your friends and neighbors believe it. But whatever you’ve observed and analyzed for yourself and found to be reasonable and good, then accept that and put it into practice. – Gautama Buddha

Don’t blindly believe what I say. Don’t believe me because others convince you of my words. Don’t believe anything you see, read, or hear from others, whether of authority, religious teachers or texts. – Gautama Buddha

Don’t give way to heedlessness or to intimacy with sensual delight – for a heedful person, absorbed in Jihana, attains an abundance of ease. – Gautama Buddha

Don’t indulge in careless behaviour. Don’t be the friend of sensual pleasures. He who meditates attentively attains abundant joy. – Gautama Buddha

Don’t just do something, be there. – Gautama Buddha

Don’t keep searching for the truth, just let go of your opinions. – Gautama Buddha

Don’t pray for lighter burdens, but for stronger backs. – Gautama Buddha

Don’t rely on logic alone, nor speculation. Don’t infer or be deceived by appearances. – Gautama Buddha

Doubt everything. Find your own light. – Gautama Buddha

Drink deeply. Live in serenity and joy. – Gautama Buddha

Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good. – Gautama Buddha

Dwell not on the faults and shortcomings of others; instead, seek clarity about your own. – Gautama Buddha

Each day of my life I am sowing seeds that one day I will harvest. – Gautama Buddha

Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. – Gautama Buddha

Easy to do are things that are bad and harmful to oneself. But exceedingly difficult to do are things that are good and beneficial. – Gautama Buddha

Embrace nothing:
If you meet the Gautama Buddha, kill the Gautama Buddha.
If you meet your father, kill your father.
Only live your life as it is,
Not bound to anything. – Gautama Buddha

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes. – Gautama Buddha

Entangled by the bonds of hate, one who seeks happiness by inflicting pain on others is never delivered from hatred. – Gautama Buddha

Establish your mind as necessary for knowledge and remembrance. Establish a mind free of grasping to anything. – Gautama Buddha

Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame. – Gautama Buddha

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

Even if a fool lived with a wise man all his life, he would still not recognise the truth, like a wooden spoon cannot recognise the flavour of the soup. – Gautama Buddha

Even if everyone else is not doing good,
I alone will.
Even if everyone else is doing wrong,
I alone will not. – Gautama Buddha

Even loss and betrayal can bring us awakening. – Gautama Buddha

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

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

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease. – Gautama Buddha

Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. – Gautama Buddha

Everything changes, nothing remains without change. – Gautama Buddha

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. Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a pure mind, happiness will follow you, as a shadow clings to a form. – Gautama Buddha

Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a pure mind, happiness will follow you, as a shadow clings to a form. – Gautama Buddha

Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears; there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death. – Gautama Buddha

Everything is extraordinarily clear. I see the whole landscape before me, I see my hands, my feet, my toes, and I smell the rich river mud. I feel a sense of tremendous strangeness and wonder at being alive. Wonder of wonders. – Gautama Buddha

Everything that happens to us is the result of what we ourselves have thought, said, or done.We alone are responsible for our lives. – Gautama Buddha

Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well. – Gautama Buddha

Evil-doers who denounce the wise resemble a person who spits against the sky; the spittle will never reach the sky, but comes down on himself. Evil-doers again resemble a man who stirs the dust against the wind; the dust is never raised without doing him injury. Thus, the wise will never be hurt, but the curse is sure to destroy the evil-doers themselves. – Gautama Buddha

‘Existence is sorrow.’ Understand, and go beyond sorrow. This is the way of brightness. – Gautama Buddha

Explanation of the unspeakable cannot be finished. – Gautama Buddha

Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds. – Gautama Buddha

Few are those among men who have crossed over to the other shore, while the rest of mankind runs along the bank. However those who follow the principles of the well-taught Truth will cross over to the other shore, out of the dominion of Death, hard though it is to escape. – Gautama Buddha

Few cross over the river. Most are stranded on this side. On the riverbank they run up and down. But the wise man, following the way, Crosses over, beyond the reach of death. He leaves the dark way For the way of light. – Gautama Buddha

Fill your mind with compassion. – Gautama Buddha

Find out for yourself what is truth, what is real. Discover that there are virtuous things and there are non-virtuous things. Once you have discovered for yourself give up the bad and embrace the good. – Gautama Buddha

First of all there will appear to you, swifter than lightning, the luminous splendor of the colorless light of Emptiness, and that will surround you on all sides. …Try to submerge yourself in that light, giving up all belief in a separate self, all attachment to your illusory ego. – Gautama Buddha

Flower and thorn are in the same stem. – Gautama Buddha

Focus  not on the rudeness of others,not on what they’ve done or left undone,but on what you have done and have not done yourself. – Gautama Buddha

Follow not after the vain, understand the ills of sense pleasures. One who is vigilant and meditative, obtains deep joy. – Gautama Buddha

Follow the truth of the way. Reflect upon it. Make it your own. Live it. It will always sustain you. – Gautama Buddha

Follow the way of virtue. Follow the way joyfully through this world and on beyond. – Gautama Buddha

Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving, for they know how to work and forbear. – Gautama Buddha

Following the Noble Path is like entering a dark room with a light in the hand; the darkness will all be cleared away, and the room will be filled with light. – Gautama Buddha

Foolish, ignorant people indulge in careless lives, whereas a clever man guards his attention as his most precious possession. – Gautama Buddha

Fools wait for a lucky day but every day is a lucky day for an industrious man. – Gautama Buddha

For all mortals, birth is suffering, ageing is suffering, sickness is suffering. – Gautama Buddha

For fear of causing terror to living beings, Mahamati, let the Bodhisattva who is disciplining himself to attain compassion, refrain from eating flesh. – Gautama Buddha

For he that is delighted by concord, And who abideth in the Law, falleth not from Security. – Gautama Buddha

For innumerable reasons, Mahamati, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to eat any meat. – Gautama Buddha

For one who is a learner and who has not yet come to master their mind, but who dwells aspiring for peace from that which binds, making it a matter concerning himself, I know of no other thing as helpful as giving close attention to the mind. – Gautama Buddha

For soon the body is discarded, Then what does it feel? A useless log of wood, it lies on the ground, Then what does it know? Your worst enemy cannot harm you As much as your own thoughts, unguarded. But once mastered, No one can help you as much, Not even your father or your mother. – Gautama Buddha

For the wakeful one whose mind is quiet, whose thoughts are undisturbed, who has relinquished judgement and blame, there is no fear. – Gautama Buddha

For those struggling in midstream, in great fear of the flood, of growing old and of dying for all those I say, an island exists where there is no place for impediments, no place for clinging: the island of no going beyond. I call it nirvana, the complete destruction of old age and dying. – Gautama Buddha

For those who are always courteous and respectful of elders, four things increase: life, beauty, happiness and strength. – Gautama Buddha

For those who are ready the door to the deathless state is open. If you have ears give up the conditions that bind you and enter in. – Gautama Buddha

For, owners of their deeds (karma) are the beings, heirs of their deeds; their deeds are the womb from which they sprang; with their deeds they are bound up; their deeds are their refuge. Whatever deeds they do-good or evil-of such they will be the heirs. And wherever the beings spring into existence, there their deeds will ripen; and wherever their deeds ripen, there they will earn the fruits of those deeds, be it in this life, or be it in the next life, or be it in any other future life. – Gautama Buddha

Forgive and be free. Forget that you have forgiven and be freer. – Gautama Buddha

Form is emptiness, emptiness is form – Gautama Buddha

Free from passion and desire, you have stripped the thorns from the stem. – Gautama Buddha

Freed by full realization and at peace, the mind of such a man is at peace, and his speech and action peaceful. He has no need for faith who knows the uncreated, who has cut off rebirth, who has destroyed any opportunity for good or evil, and cast away all desire. He is indeed the ultimate man. – Gautama Buddha

Freedom and happiness are found in the flexibility and ease with which we move through change. – Gautama Buddha

Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace. – Gautama Buddha

From craving arises sorrow, from craving arises fear, but he who is freed from craving has no sorrow and certainly no fear. – Gautama Buddha

From craving is born grief, from craving is born fear. For one freed from craving there’s no grief- so how fear? – Gautama Buddha

From eating meat arrogance is born, from arrogance erroneous imaginations issue, and from imagination is born greed; and for this reason refrain from eating meat. – Gautama Buddha

From endearment springs grief, from endearment springs fear. From him who is wholly free from endearment there is no grief, whence then fear? – Gautama Buddha

From the passions arise worry, and from worry arises fear. Away with the passions, and no fear, no worry. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

Full of love for all things in the world, practicing virtue, in order to benefit others, this man alone is happy. – Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha is in our hearts. Gautama Buddha is in our mouths. Gautama Buddha is in our daily lives. – Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddhas and Bodhisattvas will for seven days appear to you in their benign and peaceful aspect. Their light will shine upon you, … Wonderful and delightful though they are, The Gautama Buddhas may nevertheless frighten you. Do not give in to your fright! Do not run away! Serenely contemplate the spectacle before you! Overcome your fear, and feel no desire! Realize that these are the rays of the grace of the Gautama Buddhas, who come to receive you into their Gautama Buddha-realms. Pray to them with intense faith and humility. – Gautama Buddha

Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given. – Gautama Buddha

Give thanks for what had been given to you,
However little. Be pure, never falter. – Gautama Buddha

Give the people – confidence. Give the people – delight. Give the people – hope. Give the people – the best. – Gautama Buddha

Give whatever you can. – Gautama Buddha

Give, even if you only have a little. – Gautama Buddha

Giving the best to others are giving the best to us. The value of life is not based on how long we live. But, how much can we contribute to others in our society ? – Gautama Buddha

Go forth in every direction- for the happiness, the harmony, the welfare of the many. Offer your heart, the seeds of understanding, like a lamp overturned and re-lit, illuminating the darkness. – Gautama Buddha

Good health is simply the slowest way a human being can die, … – Gautama Buddha

Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to everyone else – Gautama Buddha

Goodwill toward all beings is the true religion; cherish in your hearts boundless goodwill to all that lives. – Gautama Buddha

Greater in battle than the man who would conquer a thousand-thousand men, is he who would conquer just one – himself. Better to conquer yourself than others. – Gautama Buddha

Greater in battle
than the man who would conquer
a thousand-thousand men,
is he who would conquer
just one —
himself.
Better to conquer yourself
than others.
When you’ve trained yourself,
living in constant self-control,
neither a deva nor gandhabba,
nor a Mara banded with Brahmas,
could turn that triumph
back into defeat. – Gautama Buddha

Greed is an imperfection that defiles the mind; hate is an imperfection that defiles the mind; delusion is an imperfection that defiles the mind. – Gautama Buddha

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others. – Gautama Buddha

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others. – Gautama Buddha

Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think. – Gautama Buddha

Happiness follows sorrow, sorrow follows happiness, but when one no longer discriminates happiness and sorrow, a good deal and a bad deed, one is able to realize freedom. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

Happiness is a journey, not a destination. – Gautama Buddha

Happiness is not having a lot. Happiness is giving a lot. – Gautama Buddha

Happiness never decreases by being shared. – Gautama Buddha

Happiness or sorrow- whatever befalls you, walk on untouched, unattached. – Gautama Buddha

Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have. – Gautama Buddha

Happy are those who have overcome their egos; happy are those who have attained peace; happy are those who have found the Truth. – Gautama Buddha

Happy indeed are the arahants! No craving can be found in them. Cut off is the conceit ‘I am,’ Burst asunder is delusion’s net. – Gautama Buddha

Happy indeed we live, we who possess nothing. – Gautama Buddha

Harm no other beings. They are just your brothers and sisters. – Gautama Buddha

Hate is only conquered by love. – Gautama Buddha

Hate never ends hate. Only love can. – Gautama Buddha

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love. – Gautama Buddha

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

Hatred does not cease in this world by hating, but by not hating; this is an eternal truth. – Gautama Buddha

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law. – Gautama Buddha

Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal. – Gautama Buddha

Hatred is never ended by hatred but by love. – Gautama Buddha

Hatreds never cease by hatreds in this world. By love alone they cease. This is an ancient Law. – Gautama Buddha

Hatreds never cease through hatred in this world; through love alone they cease. This is an eternal law. – Gautama Buddha

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little. – Gautama Buddha

Having abandoned the taking of life, refraining from killing, we dwell without violence, with the knife laid down, scrupulous, full of mercy, trembling with compassion for all sentient beings. – Gautama Buddha

Having gone on his alms round, the sage should then go to the forest, standing or taking a seat at the foot of a tree. The enlightened one, intent on Jihana, should find delight in the forest, should practice Jihana at the foot of a tree, attaining his own satisfaction. – Gautama Buddha

He has no need for faith who knows the uncreated, who has cut off rebirth, who has destroyed any opportunity for good or evil, and cast away all desire. He is indeed the ultimate man. – Gautama Buddha

‘He insulted me, he cheated me, he beat me, he robbed me’ — those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. – Gautama Buddha

He is able who thinks he is able. – Gautama Buddha

He is not the same, nor is he another. – Gautama Buddha

He that distributeth not That which he hath received– His food, his drink, his sustenance– Unto devotee, Brahman, beggar, wayfarer– Such a low man as he, they say, is like Unto a lack of rain. – Gautama Buddha

He who can curb his wrath as soon as it arises, as a timely antidote will check snake’s venom that so quickly spreads, – such a monk gives up the here and the beyond, just as a serpent sheds its worn-out skin. – Gautama Buddha

He who causes suffering shall suffer. There is no escape. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

He who experiences the unity of life sees his own self in all beings. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

He who harms living beings is, for that reason, not an ariya (a Noble One); he who does not harm any living being is called an ariya. – Gautama Buddha

He who has renounced all violence towards all living beings, weak or strong, who neither kills nor causes others to kill – him I do call a holy man. – Gautama Buddha

He who is grateful doesn’t suffer. – Gautama Buddha

He who is kind to animals heaven will protect. – Gautama Buddha

He who lives with his senses well controlled, moderate in his food and drink, he will not be overthrown, any more than the wind throws down a rocky mountain. – Gautama Buddha

He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes. – Gautama Buddha

He who never thinks of anything as ‘mine’ does not feel the lack of anything: he is never worried by a sense of loss. – Gautama Buddha

He who slings mud loses ground. – Gautama Buddha

He who walks in the company of fools suffers much. Company with fools, as with an enemy, is always painful. Company with the wise is pleasure, like meeting with kinfolk. – Gautama Buddha

He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana. – Gautama Buddha

He who wrongs the innocent must bear the fruit of his act, like dust flung against the wind. – Gautama Buddha

He who, calm and clear as the moon, hankers no more for continuity-he is holy. – Gautama Buddha

He who, seeking his own happiness, punishes or kills beings who also long for happiness, will not find happiness after his death. – Gautama Buddha

He whose inflowing thoughts are dried up, who is unattached to food, whose dwelling place is an empty and imageless release – the way of such a person is hard to follow, like the path of birds through the sky. – Gautama Buddha

He whose longing has been aroused for the indescribable, whose mind has been quickened by it, and whose thought is not attached to sensuality is truly called one who is bound upstream. – Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha Quotes

Health is the first benefit. Content is the first fortune. Friendliness is the first kindness. Nirvana is the first happiness. – Gautama Buddha

Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth. – Gautama Buddha

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

Health, contentment, and trust are your greatest possessions. And freedom your greatest joy. – Gautama Buddha

Heaven and Hell are imaginary creation of ignorant minds. – Gautama 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. – Gautama Buddha

Here even the various mind-pleasing blossoming flowers, and attractive shining supreme golden houses, have no inherently existent maker at all. They are set up through the power of thought. Through the power of conceptuality the world is established. – Gautama Buddha

Here will I live in the rainy season, here in the autumn and in the summer: thus muses the fool. He realizes not the danger (of death). – Gautama Buddha

His success may be great, but be it ever so great the wheel of fortune may turn again and bring him down into the dust. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

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. A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure. – Gautama Buddha

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned. – Gautama Buddha

Holding on to anger is like poisoning yourself and hoping someone else will die. – Gautama Buddha

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. – Gautama Buddha

Household life is crowded and dusty; life gone forth is wide open… Suppose I shave off my hair and beard, put on the ochre robe, and go forth from the home life into homelessness. – Gautama Buddha

How blissful it is, for one who has nothing. Attainers-of-wisdom are people with nothing. See him suffering, one who has something, a person bound in mind with people. – Gautama Buddha

How can a troubled mind Understand the way? If a man is disturbed He will never be filled with knowledge. An untroubled mind, No longer seeking to consider What is right and what is wrong, A mind beyond judgements, Watches and understands. Know that the body is a fragile jar, And make a castle of your mind. In every trial Let understanding fight for you To defend what you have won. – Gautama Buddha

How can one ever know anything if they are too busy thinking? – Gautama Buddha

How could you track that Awakened one, trackless, and of limitless range? – Gautama Buddha

How deeply did you learn to let go? – Gautama Buddha

How does one practice mindfulness? Sit in meditation. Be aware of only your breath. – Gautama Buddha

How does one stay mindful? Where feelings are known as they arise, known as they persist, known as they pass away. Thoughts are known as they arise, known as they persist, known as they pass away. Perceptions are known they arise, known as they persist, known as they pass away. This is how a monk stays awake. – Gautama Buddha

How easy it is to see your brother’s faults, How hard it is to face your own. You winnow his in the wind like chaff, But yours you hide, Like a cheat covering up an unlucky throw. Dwelling on your brother’s faults Multiplies your own. You are far from the end of your journey. The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. See how you love. – Gautama Buddha

How easy it is to see your brother’s faults, How hard it is to face your own. – Gautama Buddha

How long the night to the watchman, How long the road to the weary traveller, How long the wandering of many lives To the fool who misses the way. – Gautama Buddha

How will you become free? With a quiet mind Come into that empty house, your heart, And feel the joy of the way Beyond the world. Look within – The rising and the falling. – Gautama Buddha

How wonderful! How wonderful! All things are perfect, exactly as they are. – Gautama Buddha

How wonderful, how miraculous, all beings, but all beings, are fully endowed with the wisdom and power of the Tathagat. But, sadly, human beings, due to sticky attachments, are not aware of it – Gautama Buddha

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? – Gautama Buddha

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

I am a finger pointing to the moon. Don’t look at me; look at the moon. – Gautama Buddha

I am always at the beginning. – Gautama Buddha

I am not the first Gautama Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Gautama Buddha will arise in the world – a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals. – Gautama Buddha

I am the owner of my actions, heir to my actions, born of my actions, related through my actions, and have my actions as my arbitrator. Whatever I do, for good or for evil, to that I will fall heir. – Gautama Buddha

I am, I am not, I will be, I will not be are vein thoughts which is a sickness and once all are eliminated no desire arises. – Gautama Buddha

I call it nirvana, the complete destruction of old age and dying. – Gautama Buddha

I call wise man who, while he is innocent , endures insults and blows with a patience equal to its strength. – Gautama Buddha

I consider the positions of kings and rulers as that of dust motes. I observe treasures of gold and gems as so many bricks and pebbles. I look upon the finest silken robes as tattered rags. I see myriad worlds of the universe as small seeds of fruit, and the greatest lake on Earth as a drop of oil on my foot. – Gautama Buddha

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. – Gautama Buddha

I do not dispute with the world; rather it is the world that disputes with me. – Gautama Buddha

I do not fight with the world but the world fights with me. – Gautama Buddha

I do not perceive even one other thing, O monks, that when undeveloped and uncultivated entails such great suffering as the mind. The mind when undeveloped and uncultivated entails great suffering. – Gautama Buddha

I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment. – Gautama Buddha

I have passed in ignorance through a cycle of many rebirths, seeking the builder of the house. Continuous rebirth is a painful thing. But now, housebuilder, I have found you out. You will not build me a house again. All your rafters are broken, your ridge-pole shattered. My mind is free from active thought, and has made an end of craving. – Gautama Buddha

I have the body of a GOD. – Gautama Buddha

I have the True Dharma Eye, the Marvelous Mind of Nirvana, the True Form of the Formless, and the Subtle Dharma Gate, independent of words and transmitted beyond doctrine. This I have entrusted to Mahakashyapa. – Gautama Buddha

I knew that most people never see this reality because they attach to the material aspect of the world. Illusions of self and other fill their vision. I also realized there are those with little dust limiting their vision. – Gautama Buddha

I know what I gave them; I don’t know what they received. – Gautama Buddha

I look upon the judgment of right and wrong as the serpentine dance of a dragon, and the rise and fall of beliefs as but traces left by the four seasons. – Gautama Buddha

I manifested in a dreamlike way to dreamlike beings and gave a dreamlike Dharma, but in reality I never taught and never actually came. – Gautama Buddha

I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done. – Gautama Buddha

I reached in experience the nirvana which is unborn, unrivalled, secure from attachment, undecaying and unstained. This condition is indeed reached by me which is deep, difficult to see, difficult to understand, tranquil, excellent, beyond the reach of mere logic, subtle, and to be realized only by the wise. – Gautama Buddha

I reached in experience the nirvana which is unborn, unrivalled, secure from attachment, undecaying and unstained. This condition is indeed reached by me which is deep, difficult to see, difficult to understand, tranquil, excellent, beyond the reach of mere logic, subtle, and to be realized only by the wise. – Gautama Buddha

I teach about suffering and the way to end it – Gautama Buddha

I teach one thing and one only: that is, suffering and the end of suffering. – Gautama Buddha

I was born into the world as the king of truth for the salvation of the world. – Gautama Buddha

I will not look at another’s bowl intent on finding fault: a training to be observed. – Gautama 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. – Gautama Buddha

I will teach you the Truth and the Path leading to the Truth. – Gautama Buddha

I, ever knowing the living beings Who tread the Path and those who do not In response to those who may be saved Preach to them a variety of dharmas, Each time having this thought: ‘How may I cause the beings To contrive to enter the Unexcelled Path and quickly to perfect the Gautama Buddha-body?’ – Gautama Buddha

If a man can control his body and mind and thereby refrains from eating animal flesh and wearing animal products, I say he will really be liberated. – Gautama Buddha

If a man does what is good, let him do it again; let him delight in it; happiness is the outcome of good. – Gautama Buddha

If a man going down into a river, swollen and swiftly flowing, is carried away by the current – how can he help others across? – Gautama Buddha

If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him. – Gautama Buddha

If a man offend a harmless, pure, and innocent person, the evil falls back upon that fool, like light dust thrown up against the wind. – Gautama Buddha

If a man possesses a repentant spirit his sins will disappear, but if he has an unrepentant spirit his sins will continue and condemn him for their sake forever. – Gautama Buddha

If a man should conquer in battle a thousand and a thousand more, and another should conquer himself, his would be the greater victory, because the greatest of victories is the victory over oneself. – Gautama Buddha

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. – Gautama Buddha

If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater. – Gautama Buddha

If a man who has committed many a misdemeanor does not repent and cleanse his heart of the evil, retribution will come upon his person as sure as the streams run into the ocean which becomes ever deeper and wider. If a man who has committed a misdemeanor come to the knowledge of it, reform himself, and practise goodness, the force of retribution will gradually exhaust itself as a disease gradually loses its baneful influence when the patient perspires. – Gautama Buddha

If a man’s thoughts are muddy, If he is reckless and full of deceit, How can he wear the yellow robe? Whoever is master of his own nature, Bright, clear and true, He may indeed wear the yellow robe. – Gautama Buddha

If a man’s mind becomes pure, his surroundings will also become pure. – Gautama Buddha

If a man’s thoughts are muddy, If he is reckless and full of deceit, How can he wear the yellow robe? Whoever is master of his own nature, Bright, clear and true, He may indeed wear the yellow robe. – Gautama Buddha

If a person does not harm any living being…and does not kill or cause others to kill – that person is a true spiritual practitioner – Gautama Buddha

If a person has faith, Bharadvaja, he preserves truth when he says: ‘My faith is thus’; but he does not yet come to the conclusion: ‘Only this is true, anything else is wrong.’ In this way, Bharadvaja, there is the preservation of truth; in this way he preserves truth; in this way, we describe the preservation of truth. But as yet there is no discovery of truth. – Gautama Buddha

If a string has one end, it has another. – Gautama Buddha

If a traveler 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. – Gautama Buddha

If a viper lives in your room and you wish to have a peaceful sleep, you must first chase it out. – Gautama Buddha

If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart. – Gautama Buddha

If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given. – Gautama Buddha

If beings knew, as I know, the results of sharing gifts, they would not enjoy their gifts without sharing them with others, nor would the taint of stinginess obsess the heart and stay there. even if it were their last and final bit of food, they would not enjoy its use without sharing it, if there were anyone to receive it – Gautama Buddha

If by leaving a small pleasure one sees a great pleasure, let a wise man leave the small pleasure, and look to the great. – Gautama 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. – Gautama Buddha

If desires are not uprooted, sorrows grow again in you. – Gautama Buddha

If dresses would have qualified people, then whores would have ruled the world. – Gautama Buddha

If for just the time of a finger-snap a monk produces a thought of loving-kindness, develops it, gives attention to it, such a one is rightly called a monk. Not in vain does he meditate. He acts in accordance with the master’s teaching, he follows his advice. How much more so if he cultivates it. – Gautama Buddha

If I had even a slight awareness, and practiced the Great Way, what I would fear would be deviating from it. – Gautama Buddha

If it is not truthful and not helpful, don’t say it. If it is truthful and not helpful, don’t say it. If it is not truthful and helpful, don’t say it. If it is truthful and helpful, wait for the right time. – Gautama Buddha

If one doth act in friendly wise, With no evil thought toward any single creature, And in so doing becometh proper, And if he have compassion in his soul Toward all living beings–this noble one Doth acquire abundant Virtue. – Gautama Buddha

If one is the master of oneself, one is the resort one can depend on; therefore, one should control oneself of all. – Gautama Buddha

If one man kills a hundred men, and another man masters himself, the second man is the much greater warrior. – Gautama Buddha

If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him. – Gautama Buddha

If people become accustomed to lying, they will unconsciously commit every possible wrong deed. Before they can act wickedly, they must lie and once they begin to lie they will act wickedly without concern. – Gautama Buddha

If the mind be fixed on the acquirement of any object, that object will be attained. – Gautama Buddha

If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good. – Gautama Buddha

If the selflessness of phenomena is analyzed and if this analysis is cultivated, it causes the effect of attaining nirvana. through no other cause does one come to peace. – Gautama Buddha

If the selflessness of phenomena is analyzed and if this analysis is cultivated, it causes the effect of attaining nirvana. Through no other cause does one come to peace. – Gautama Buddha

If the traveler cannot find master or friend to go with him, let him travel alone rather than with a fool for company. – Gautama Buddha

If the traveller can find A virtuous and wise companion Let him go with him joyfully And overcome the dangers of the way. But if you cannot find Friend or master to go with you, Travel on alone. – Gautama Buddha

If there be one righteous person, the rain falls for his sake. – Gautama Buddha

If there is a God, it is inconceivable that he would be concerned about my day to day affairs. – Gautama Buddha

If there is no other world and there is no fruit and ripening of actions well done or ill done, then here and now in this life I shall be free from hostility, affliction, and anxiety, and I shall live happily. – Gautama Buddha

If there is only empty space, with no suns nor planets in it, then space loses its substantiality. – Gautama Buddha

If they are neither traceable in the Discourses nor verifiable by the Discipline, one must conclude thus: ‘Certainly, this is not the Blessed One’s utterance’ – Gautama Buddha

If we can look upon our work not for self-benefit,but as a means to benefit society,we will be practicing appreciation and patience in our daily lives. – Gautama Buddha

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. – Gautama Buddha

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

If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us?– Gautama Buddha

If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-departing shadow. – Gautama Buddha

If with an impure mind a person speaks or acts suffering follows him like the wheel that follows the foot of the ox. – Gautama Buddha

If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep walking. – Gautama Buddha

If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking. – Gautama Buddha

If you are poor, live wisely. If you have riches, live wisely. It is not your station in life but your heart that brings blessings. – Gautama Buddha

If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key. – Gautama Buddha

If you are tossed about by doubts, full of strong thoughtless passions, and yearning only for that which is detrimental, your thirst will grow stronger and stronger, unquenched, and your pain will grow with your defilements. – Gautama Buddha

If you can keep as silent as a broken gong, then you have attained, when you know no anger. – Gautama Buddha

If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress. – Gautama Buddha

If you determine your course With force or speed, You miss the way of the dharma. Quietly consider What is right and what is wrong. Receiving all opinions equally, Without haste, wisely, Observe the dharma. – Gautama Buddha

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. – Gautama Buddha

If you do not follow the right path, you will be lost. – Gautama Buddha

If you don’t tend to one another, who then will tend to you? – Gautama Buddha

If you don’t disturb yourself, like a broken gong does not vibrate, then you have achieved nirvana. Irritability no longer exists for you. – Gautama Buddha

If you don’t see God in the next person you meet, look no further. – Gautama Buddha

If you endeavor to embrace the Way through much learning, the Way will not be understood. If you observe the Way with simplicity of heart, great indeed is this Way. – Gautama Buddha

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

If you find someone with wisdom, good judgment, and good actions; make him a companion. – Gautama Buddha

If you have done good, set your mind upon it so that it may be repeated over and over again. Allow yourself to be pleased by good. Accumulating good is joyful. – Gautama Buddha

If you hold yourself dear, protect yourself well. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

If you know something hurtful and not true, don’t say it. If you know something hurtful and true, don’t say it. If you know something helpful but not true, don’t say it. If you know something helpful and true, find the right time to say it. – Gautama Buddha

If you let cloudy water settle, it will become clear. If you let your upset mind settle, your course will also become clear. – Gautama Buddha

If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path. – Gautama Buddha

If you propose to speak, always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind. – Gautama Buddha

If you see an intelligent man who tells you where true treasures are to be found, who shows what is to be avoided, and administers reproofs,follow that wise man ; it will be better, not worse, for those who follow him. – Gautama Buddha

If you sleep, Desire grows in you Like a vine in the forest. Like a monkey in the forest You jump from tree to tree, Never finding the fruit – From life to life, Never finding peace. If you are filled with desire Your sorrows swell Like the grass after the rain. But if you subdue desire Your sorrows shall fall from you Like drops of water from a lotus flower. – Gautama Buddha

If you truly loved yourself, you could hurt another. – Gautama Buddha

If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another. – Gautama Buddha

If you want to know the past, look at your present. If you want to know the future, look at your present. – Gautama Buddha

If you want to understand the causes that existed in the past, look at the results as they are manifested in the present. And if you want to understand what results will be manifested in the future, look at the causes that exist in the present. – Gautama Buddha

If you wish to be gentle with others, be gentle first with yourself. – Gautama Buddha

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. – Gautama Buddha

If you’re respectful by habit, constantly honoring the worthy, four things increase: long life, beauty, happiness, strength. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

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 learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion. – Gautama Buddha

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. – Gautama Buddha

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. This is a helpful pointer for our everyday presence-practice. Can you catch yourself angrily defending your point of view or attacking the other person’s? There’s the ego. – Gautama Buddha

In Aryans’ Discipline, to build a friendship is to build wealth, To maintain a friendship is to maintain wealth and To end a friendship is to end wealth. – Gautama Buddha

In compassion lies the world’s true strength. – Gautama Buddha

In every trial Let understanding fight for you. – Gautama Buddha

In exactly the same way, … scatter your body, your feeling, your perception, your predispositions, your discriminative consciousness, break them up, knock them down, cease to play with them, apply yourself to the destruction of craving for them. Verily, … the extinction of craving is Nirvana. – Gautama Buddha

In four ways … should one who flatters be understood as a foe in the guise of a friend: He approves of his friend’s evil deeds, he disapproves his friend’s good deeds, he praises him in his presence, he speaks ill of him in his absence. – Gautama Buddha

In his ignorance of the whole truth, each person maintains his own arrogant point of view. – Gautama Buddha

In our interactions with others, gentleness, kindness, respect are the source of harmony – Gautama Buddha

In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom. – Gautama Buddha

In protecting oneself, others are protected; In protecting others, oneself is protected. – Gautama Buddha

In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength. – Gautama Buddha

In the beginning, compassion is like the seed without which we cannot have any fruit; in the middle, compassion is like water to nourish the see we have planted; in the end, compassion is like the warmth of the sun that brings the fruit to ripening. – Gautama Buddha

In the end it is nothing other than the loving kindness with which the woman cares for her child that makes the difference. Her concern concentrates on one thing just like the Buddhist practice of concentration. She thinks of nothing but her child, which is similar to Buddhist compassion. That must be why, although she created no other causes to bring about it, she was reborn in the Brahma heaven. – Gautama Buddha

In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go? – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

In the end, these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go? – Gautama Buddha

In the light of his vision that is the perspective that allows him to be grateful that things are not worse he has found his freedom and joy: his thoughts are peace, his words are peace and his work is peace. – Gautama Buddha

In the same way that rain breaks into a house with a bad roof, desire breaks into the mind that has not been practising meditation. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

In this world Hate never yet dispelled hate. Only love dispels hate. This is the law, Ancient and inexhaustible. – Gautama Buddha

In what is seen, there should be just the seen; In what is heard, there should be just the heard; In what is sensed, there should be just the sensed; In what is thought, there should be just the thought. He should not kill a living being, nor cause it to be killed, nor should he incite another to kill. Do not injure any being, either strong or weak in the world. – Gautama Buddha

In whom there is no sympathy for living beings: know him as an outcast. – Gautama Buddha

Inflamed by greed, incensed by hate, confused by delusion, overcome by them, obsessed by mind, a man chooses for his own affliction, for others’ affliction, for the affliction of both and experiences pain and grief. – Gautama Buddha

Inflowing thoughts come to an end in those who are ever alert of mind, training themselves night and day, and ever intent on nirvana – Gautama Buddha

Inner freedom is not guided by our efforts; it comes from seeing what is true. – Gautama Buddha

Insignificant, is the loss of relatives, wealth and fame; The loss of wisdom is the greatest loss. Insignificant, is the increase of relatives, wealth and fame; The increase of wisdom is the highest gain. Therefore, you should train yourselves thus: “We will grow in the increase of wisdom” Thus you should train yourselves. – Gautama Buddha

Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished. – Gautama Buddha

Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters bend wood; the wise master themselves. – Gautama Buddha

It came to me that I should teach this truth for it is real happiness and joy. The cessation of suffering is possible. – Gautama Buddha

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

It is because I perceive the danger in the practice of mystic wonders, that I loath, abhor, and am ashamed thereof. – Gautama Buddha

It is because of their tranquil thoughts That creatures go to prosperity. – Gautama Buddha

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you – Gautama Buddha

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. – Gautama 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 or by demons, heaven or hell. – Gautama Buddha

It is better to do nothing Than to do what is wrong. For whatever you do, you do to yourself. – Gautama Buddha

It is better to spend one day contemplating the birth and death of all things than a hundred years never contemplating beginnings and endings. – Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha Quotes

It is better to travel well then arrive. – Gautama Buddha

It is better to travel, than to arrive. – Gautama Buddha

It is easy to see the faults of others, but difficult to see one’s own faults. – Gautama Buddha

It is easy to see the faults of others… it is hard to see our own. – Gautama Buddha

It is good to have companions when occasion arises, and it is good to be contented with whatever comes. – Gautama Buddha

It is ignorance that smothers, and it is carelessness that makes it invisible. The hunger of craving pollutes the world, and the pain of suffering causes the greatest fear. – Gautama Buddha

It is impossible for a man who is bogged to extricate another who is bogged. – Gautama Buddha

It is impossible to underestimate the significance of your today’s choices – Gautama Buddha

It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse. – Gautama Buddha

It is in this way that I went forth to teach. – Gautama Buddha

It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests. – Gautama Buddha

It is not life and wealth and power that enslave men, but the cleaving to life and wealth and power. – Gautama Buddha

It is our minds that create this world. – Gautama Buddha

It is our own thoughts that lead us into trouble, not other people. – Gautama Buddha

It is ridiculous to think that somebody else can make you happy or unhappy. – Gautama Buddha

It is the fool who is haunted by fears, dread of dangers, oppression of mind, not the wise man. – Gautama Buddha

It is within this fathoms-long carcass, with its mind and its notions, that I declare there is the world, the origin of the world, the cessation of the world and the path leading to the cessation of the world. – Gautama Buddha

It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one’s own mind. – Gautama Buddha

It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one’s own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled. – Gautama Buddha

It is your mind that creates the world. – Gautama Buddha

It takes hundred of years sitting together in the same boat. It takes thousand of years sharing the same bed with. It calls : the predestined affinity. – Gautama Buddha

‘I’ve got children’, ‘I’ve got wealth.’ This is the way a fool brings suffering on himself. He does not even own himself, so how can he have children or wealth? – Gautama Buddha

Journey over, sorrowless, freed in every way, and with all bonds broken – for such a man there is no more distress. – Gautama Buddha

Joy and openness come from our own contented heart. – Gautama Buddha

Joy comes not through possession or ownership but through a wise and loving heart. – Gautama Buddha

Joyful is the accumulation of good work. – Gautama Buddha

Joyously participate in the sorrows of others. – Gautama Buddha

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. – Gautama Buddha

Just as a chariot is verbalized, in dependence on collections of parts, so conventionally a sentient being, is set up depending on the mental and physical aggregates – Gautama 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). – Gautama Buddha

Just as a line drawn on water with a stick will quickly vanish and will not last long; even so, Brahmins, is human life like a line drawn on water. It is short, limited, and brief; it is full of suffering. One should do good and live a pure life; for none who is born can escape death. – Gautama Buddha

Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings. – Gautama Buddha

Just as a mother would protect with her life her own son, her only son, so one should cultivate an unbounded mind towards all beings, and loving-kindness towards all the world. One should cultivate an unbounded mind, above and below and across, without obstruction, without enmity, without rivalry. Standing, or going, or seated, or lying down, as long as one is free from drowsiness, one should practice this mindfulness. This, they say, is the holy state here. – Gautama Buddha

Just as a picture is drawn by an artist, surroundings are created by the activities of the mind – Gautama Buddha

Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again. – Gautama Buddha

Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame. – Gautama Buddha

Just as a tree, though cut down, can grow again and again if its roots are undamaged and strong, in the same way if the roots of craving are not wholly uprooted sorrows will come again and again – Gautama Buddha

Just as a tree, though cut down, sprouts up again if its roots remain uncut and firm, even so, until the craving that lies dormant is rooted out, suffering springs up again and again. – Gautama Buddha

Just as gold is burnt, cut and rubbed, Examine my words carefully and Do not accept them simply out of respect – Gautama Buddha

Just as one can make a lot of garlands from a heap of flowers, so man, subject to birth and death as he is, should make himself a lot of good karma. – Gautama Buddha

Just as the bee takes the nectar and leaves without damaging the color or scent of the flowers, so should the sage act in a village. – Gautama Buddha

Just as the dawn is the forerunner of the arising of the sun, so true friendship is the forerunner of the arising of the noble eightfold path. – Gautama Buddha

Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation. – Gautama Buddha

Just as the great oceans have but one taste, the taste of salt, so too there is but one taste fundamental to all true teachings of the way, and this is the taste of freedom. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

Just as you have come to know, the false discrimination of yourself, apply this mentally to all phenomena – Gautama Buddha

Just open your eyes. – Gautama Buddha

Just to say ‘I believe’ or ‘I do not doubt’ does not mean that you understand and see. To force oneself to see and accept a thing without understanding is political and not spiritual or intellectual. – Gautama Buddha

Karma grows from our hearts. Karma terminates from our hearts. – Gautama Buddha

Keeping away for all evil deeds, cultivation of life by doing good deeds and purification of mind from mental impunities. – Gautama Buddha

Kindness is giving others happiness. Compassion is removing others’ bitterness. Joy is freeing others from suffering. – Gautama Buddha

Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception. – Gautama Buddha

Know all things to be like this: A mirage, a cloud castle, A dream, an apparition, Without essence, but with qualities that can be seen. Know all things to be like this: As the moon in a bright sky In some clear lake reflected, Though to that lake the moon has never moved. Know all things to be like this: As an echo that derives From music, sounds, and weeping, Yet in that echo is no melody. Know all things to be like this: As a magician makes illusions Of horses, oxen, carts and other things, Nothing is as it appears. – Gautama Buddha

Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices: those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever’s not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet. – Gautama Buddha

Know well what holds you back, and what moves you forward – Gautama Buddha

Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. – Gautama Buddha

Know what you do not know. – Gautama Buddha

Learn this from the waters: in mountain clefts and chasms, loud gush the streamlets, but great rivers flow silently. – Gautama Buddha

Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm. – Gautama Buddha

Learn to be happy with what you have. – Gautama Buddha

Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison. – Gautama Buddha

Let a man neither give himself over to pleasures … nor yet let him give himself over to self-mortification … To the exclusion of both these extremes, the Truth-Finder has discovered a middle course. – Gautama Buddha

Let a man overcome anger by love. – Gautama Buddha

Let all-embracing thoughts for all beings be yours. – Gautama Buddha

Let go of anger. Let go of pride. When you are bound by nothing You go beyond sorrow. – Gautama 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. – Gautama Buddha

Let go the past, let go the future, and let go the present (front, back, middle). Crossing to the farther shore of existence, with mind released everywhere, do not further undergo birth and decay. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

Let him the intelligent man admonish, let him teach, let him forbid what is improper ! – he will be beloved of the good, by the bad he will be hated. – Gautama Buddha

Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom. – Gautama Buddha

Let no person think lightly of good, saying in his or her heart, “it will not benefit me.” As by the falling of raindrops a jar of water is filled, so the wise person becomes full of good, even though he or she collects it little by little. – Gautama Buddha

Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone. – Gautama Buddha

Let the disciple cultivate love without measure towards all beings. Let him cultivate towards the whole world, above, below, around, a heart of love unstinted….For in all the world this state of heart is best. – Gautama Buddha

Let the wise guard their thoughts, which are difficult to perceive, extremely subtle, and wander at will. Thought which is well guarded is the bearer of happiness. – Gautama Buddha

Let the wise one control his thoughts, for they are difficult to perceive, often elusive, and they rush about frantically: a mind well controlled achieves peace and happiness. – Gautama Buddha

Let them not do the slightest thing that the wise would later reprove. – Gautama Buddha

Let us live in joy, never falling sick like those who hate us. Let us live in freedom, without hatred even among those who hate. – Gautama Buddha

Let us live most happily, free from hatred in the midst of the hateful; Let us remain free from hatred in the midst of people who hate. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

Let your diet be spare, your wants moderate, your needs few. So, living modestly, with no distracting desires, you will find content. – Gautama Buddha

Let your love flow outward through the universe, To its height, its depth, its broad extent, A limitless love, without hatred or enmity. Then as you stand or walk, Sit or lie down, As long as you are awake, Strive for this with a one-pointed mind; Your life will bring heaven to earth. – Gautama Buddha

Let your mind become clear like a still forest pool. – Gautama Buddha

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. – Gautama Buddha

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed. – Gautama Buddha

Letting go of our suffering is the hardest work we will ever do. – Gautama Buddha

Life at home is cramped and dirty, it is difficult to live a spiritual life completely, perfect and pure in all its parts while cabinned. – Gautama Buddha

Life can only take place in the present moment. If we lose the present moment, we lose life. – Gautama Buddha

Life is a river always flowing. Do not hold onto things. Work hard. – Gautama Buddha

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

Life is easy For the man who is without shame, Impudent as a crow, A vicious gossip, Vain, meddlesome, dissolute. But life is hard For the man who quietly undertakes The way of perfection, With purity, detachment and vigor. He sees light. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

Life is so very difficult. How can we be anything but kind? – Gautama Buddha

Life is suffering. – Gautama Buddha

Life is uncertain; death is certain. – Gautama Buddha

Like a beautiful flower that is colorful but has no fragrance, even well spoken words bear no fruit in one who does not put them into practice. – Gautama Buddha

Like a beautiful flower, full of colour, but without scent, are wise words when spoken, but fruitless these words are when not carried out by the speaker. – Gautama Buddha

Like a caring mother holding and guarding the life of her only child, so with a boundless heart of loving kindness, hold yourself and all beings as your beloved children. – Gautama Buddha

Like a fine flower, beautiful to look at but without scent, fine words are fruitless in a man who does not act in accordance with them. – Gautama Buddha

Like a lovely flower full of color but lacking in fragrance, are the words of those who do not practice what they teach. – Gautama Buddha

Like a mother who protects her child, her only child, with her own life, one should cultivate a heart of unlimited love and compassion towards all living beings. – Gautama Buddha

Like fresh milk a bad deed does not turn at once. It follows a fool scorching him like a smouldering fire. – Gautama Buddha

Like the mother of the world, touch each being as your beloved child. – Gautama Buddha

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

Live contemplating the body through mindfulness. Live contemplating feelings. In this way you will be aware of and control wrong desires. – Gautama Buddha

Live contemplating the body. Contemplate internally and externally. Contemplate the origination of things in the body. Contemplate the dissolution of things in the body. – Gautama Buddha

Live every act fully, as if it were your last. – Gautama Buddha

Live happily, not hating even those who are hostile. Live peacefully even amongst those that hate. – Gautama Buddha

Live in joy and love even among those who hate; live in joy and peace even among the troubled. – Gautama Buddha

Live in Joy, In love, Even among those who hate. Live in joy, In health, Even among the afflicted. Live in joy, In peace, Even among the troubled. Look within. Be still. Free from fear and attachment, Know the sweet joy of living in the way. – Gautama Buddha

Live joyfully, without desire. – Gautama Buddha

Live like a mighty river. – Gautama Buddha

Long is the night for the sleepless. Long is the road for the weary. Long is samsara (the cycle of continued rebirth) for the foolish, who have not recognised the true teaching. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

Look not for refuge to anyone beside yourself. Heed fast to the truth as a lamp. – Gautama Buddha

Look not to the faults of others, nor to their omissions and commissions. But rather look to your own acts, to what you have done and left undone. – Gautama Buddha

Look upon him who shows you your faults as a revealer of treasure: seek his company who checks and chides you, the sage who is wise in reproof: it fares well and not ill with him who seeks such company. – Gautama Buddha

Look within, thou art the Gautama Buddha. – Gautama Buddha

Looking deeply at life as it is in this very moment, the meditator dwells in stability and freedom. – Gautama Buddha

Love and serve the world through your work. – Gautama Buddha

Love in the past is only a memory. Love in the future is only a fantasy. True love lives in the here and now. – Gautama Buddha

Love is a fleeting emotion, to reach true nirvana one must know themselves and forsake love, for it breeds contempt – Gautama Buddha

Love is a gift of one’s innermost soul to another so both can be whole. – Gautama Buddha

Love is beauty and beauty is truth, and that is why in the beauty of a flower we can see the truth of the universe. – Gautama Buddha

Love lasts when the relationship comes first – Gautama Buddha

Love the whole world as a mother lovers her only child. – Gautama Buddha

Love You, Responsibility, Watches – Gautama Buddha

Love You, Simple, Loving Yourself – Gautama Buddha

Love yourself and be awake- Today, tomorrow, always. First establish yourself in the way, Then teach others, And so defeat sorrow. To straighten the crooked You must first do a harder thing- Straighten yourself. You are your only master. Who else? Subdue yourself, And discover your master. – Gautama Buddha

Love yourself and watch – Today, tomorrow, always. To straighten the crooked You must first do a harder thing – Straighten yourself. – Gautama Buddha

Maintain a state of balance between physical acts and inner serenity,like a lute whose strings are finely tuned. – Gautama Buddha

Make an island of yourself, make yourself your refuge; there is no other refuge. Make truth your island, make truth your refuge; there is no other refuge. – Gautama Buddha

Make of yourself a light. – Gautama Buddha

Man should make himself a lot of good karma. – Gautama Buddha

Mankind have love, animals have affection. The harmonious and beautiful world is revealed. – Gautama Buddha

Man’s troubles are rooted in extreme attention to senses, thoughts, and imagination. Attention should be focused internally to experience a quiet body and a calm mind. – Gautama Buddha

Many do not realize that we here must die. For those who realize this, quarrels end. – Gautama Buddha

Master your words. Master your thoughts. Never allow your body to do harm. Follow these three roads with purity And you will find yourself upon the one way, The way of wisdom. – Gautama Buddha

May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses. May those frightened cease to be afraid, and may those bound be free. May the powerless find power, and may people think of befriending each other. May those who find themselves in trackless, fearful wilderness- the children, the aged, the unprotected- be guarded by beneficent celestials, and may they swiftly attain Gautama Buddhahood. – Gautama Buddha

May all beings have happy minds. – Gautama Buddha

May all sentient beings be happy and free of suffering. – Gautama Buddha

May all that have life be delivered from suffering. – Gautama Buddha

May everyone be happy and safe, and may their hearts be filled with joy. – Gautama Buddha

May I hold myself in compassion. – Gautama Buddha

May I meet the suffering and ignorance of others with compassion. – Gautama Buddha

May we live like the lotus, at home in muddy water. – Gautama Buddha

Meat is not agreeable to the wise: it has a nauseating odor, it causes a bad reputation, it is food for the carnivorous; I say this, Mahamati, it is not to be eaten. – Gautama Buddha

Meat-eating is condemned by the Gautama Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and Sravakas; if one devours meat out of shamelessness he will always be devoid of sense. – Gautama Buddha

Meditate … do not delay, lest you later regret it. – Gautama Buddha

Meditate, Ānanda, do not delay, or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you. – Gautama Buddha

Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know what leads you forward and what holds you back and choose the path that leads to wisdom. – Gautama Buddha

Men are tied up to their families and possessions more helplessly than in a prison. There is an occasion for the prisoner to be released, but householders entertain no desire to be relieved from the ties of family. When a man’s passion is aroused nothing prevents him from ruining himself. Even into the jaws of a tiger will he jump. Those who are thus drowned in the filth of passion are called the ignorant. Those who are able to overcome it are saintly Arhats. – Gautama Buddha

Men give up one thing to take up another, but in spite of numerous changes they do not find peace. They are no better than monkeys who let go one bough to take hold of another, only to let it go again. – Gautama Buddha

Men who are addicted to the passions are like the torch-carrier running against the wind; his hands are sure to be burned. – Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha Quotes

Mind is everything. What we think, we become. – Gautama Buddha

Mind precedes all phenomena, mind matters most, everything is mind-made. If with an impure mind, you speak or act, then suffering follows you as the cartwheel follows the foot of the draft animal. If with a pure mind, you speak or act, then happiness follows you as a shadow that never departs – Gautama Buddha

Mindfulness of the body leads to nirvana. – Gautama Buddha

Monks, even if bandits were to savagely sever you, limb by limb, with a double-handled saw, even then, whoever of you harbors ill will at heart would not be upholding my Teaching. Monks, even in such a situation you should train yourselves thus: ‘Neither shall our minds be affected by this, nor for this matter shall we give vent to evil words, but we shall remain full of concern and pity, with a mind of love, and we shall not give in to hatred. On the contrary, we shall live projecting thoughts of universal love to those very persons, making them as well as the whole world the object of our thoughts of universal love – thoughts that have grown great, exalted and measureless. We shall dwell radiating these thoughts which are void of hostility and ill will.’ It is in this way, monks, that you should train yourselves. – Gautama Buddha

Monks, one thing, if practiced and made much of, conduces to great thrill, great profit, great security after the toil, to mindfulness and self-possession, to the winning of knowledge and insight, to pleasant living in this very life, to the realization of the fruit of release by knowledge. What is that one thing: It is mindfulness centered on the body. – Gautama Buddha

Monks, we who look at the whole and not just the part, know that we too are systems of interdependence, of feelings, perceptions, thoughts, and consciousness all interconnected. Investigating in this way, we come to realize that there is no me or mine in any one part, just as a sound does not belong to any one part of the lute. – Gautama Buddha

Monks, when ignorance is abandoned, and knowledge arises in the monk, with the ending of ignorance and the arising of knowledge he clings neither to sense-pleasures, nor does he cling to views, nor to precepts and vows, nor to a Self-doctrine. Not clinking, he is not disturbed; not disturbed, he attains individually Nibbana. – Gautama Buddha

More than those who hate you, more than all your enemies, an undisciplined mind does greater harm. – Gautama Buddha

Most problems, if you give them enough time and space, will eventually wear themselves out. – Gautama Buddha

Moved by their selfish desires, people seek after fame and glory. But when they have acquired it, they are already stricken in years. If you hanker after worldly fame and practise not the Way, your labors are wrongfully applied and your energy is wasted. It is like unto burning an incense stick. However much its pleasing odor be admired, the fire that consumes is steadily burning up the stick. – Gautama Buddha

Much though he recites the sacred texts, but acts not accordingly, that heedless man is like a cowherd who only counts the cows of others – he does not partake of the blessings of the holy life. – Gautama Buddha

Mutual respect and mutual listening are the foundations of harmony within the family. – Gautama Buddha

My doctrine is not a doctrine but just a vision. I have not given you any set rules, I have not given you a system. – Gautama Buddha

My teaching is a means of practice, not something to hold onto or worship. – Gautama Buddha

My teaching is like a raft used to cross the river. – Gautama Buddha

My teaching is not a philosophy. It is the result of direct experience… – Gautama Buddha

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

Neither fire, nor wind, birth, nor death, can erase our good deeds. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

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 escape from the results of evil deeds. – Gautama Buddha

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

Never be angry. – Gautama Buddha

Never by hatred is hatred appeased, but it is appeased by kindness. This is an eternal truth. – Gautama Buddha

Never envy others or take what you have for granted. Those who envy others will never find peace of mind. – Gautama Buddha

Never have anything to do with likes and dislikes. The absence of what one likes is painful, as is the presence of what one dislikes. Therefore don’t take a liking to anything. To lose what one likes is hard, but there are no bonds for those who have no likes and dislikes. From preference arises sorrow, from preference arises fear, but he who is freed from preference has no sorrow and certainly no fear. – Gautama Buddha

Never in the world does hatred cease by hatred; hatred ceases by love. – Gautama Buddha

Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stifled by non-hatred – this is the law Eternal. – Gautama Buddha

Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled only by non-hatred — this is the law of eternal. – Gautama Buddha

Never tell a lie. Anyone who can tell you the slightest of lies is also capable of any evil. – Gautama Buddha

Nirvana is this moment seen directly. There is no where else than here. The only gate is now. The only doorway is your own body and mind. There’s nowhere to go. There’s nothing else to be. There’s no destination. It’s not something to aim for in the afterlife. It’s simply the quality of this moment. – Gautama Buddha

No clouds gathered in the skies and the polluted streams became clear, whilst celestial music rang through the air and the angels rejoiced with gladness. With no selfish or partial joy but for the sake of the law they rejoiced, for creation engulfed in the ocean of pain was now to obtain release. – Gautama Buddha

No light is brighter than wisdom. Wisdom is the light in the world. – Gautama Buddha

No matter what path you choose, really walk it. – Gautama Buddha

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

No one outside ourselves can rule us inwardly. When we know this, we become free. – Gautama Buddha

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

Noble friends and companions are the whole of the holy life. – Gautama Buddha

Not by mere eloquence, nor by handsome appearance, does a man become good-natured, should he be jealous, selfish and deceitful. – Gautama Buddha

Not even death can wipe out our good deeds – Gautama Buddha

Not merely by rules of conduct and religious observances, nor by much learning either, nor even by attainment of concentration, nor by sleeping alone, do I reach the happiness of freedom, to which no worldlings attain. If you have not put an end to compulsions, nurse your faith. – Gautama Buddha

Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded. – Gautama Buddha

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

Nothing is forever except change. – Gautama Buddha

Nothing is permanent. – Gautama Buddha

Nothing is to be clung to as I, me or mine – Gautama Buddha

Now this, monks, is the noble truth of suffering: birth is suffering, aging is suffering, illness is suffering, death is suffering; union with what is displeasing is suffering; separation from what is pleasing is suffering… in brief, the five aggregates subject to clinging are suffering. – Gautama Buddha

Now, Kalamas, don’t go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, ‘This contemplative is our teacher.’ When you know for yourselves that, ‘These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare and to happiness’ – then you should enter and remain in them. – Gautama Buddha

O how sweet it is to enjoy life, Living in honesty and strength! And wisdom is sweet, And freedom. – Gautama Buddha

O men! you can take life easily but, remember, none of you can give life! So, have mercy, have compassion! And, never forget, that compassion makes the world noble and beautiful. – Gautama Buddha

O seeker! Rely on nothing until you want nothing. – Gautama Buddha

Observe the life by cause and consequence. Explore the life by wisdom. Treat the life by equality. Complete the life by love. – Gautama Buddha

Of all footprints, that of the elephant is supreme. Similarly, of all mindfulness meditations, that on death is supreme. – Gautama Buddha

Of all the worldly passions, lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train. – Gautama Buddha

Of those beings who live in ignorance, shut up and confined, as it were, in an egg, I have first broken the eggshell of ignorance and alone in the universe obtained the most exalted, universal Gautama Buddhahood. – Gautama Buddha

Of what I know, I have told you only a little. Why have I not told you the rest? Because it would not lead you to Nirvana. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

Offensive acts come back upon the evil doer, like dust that is thrown against the wind. – Gautama Buddha

On a long journey of human life, faith is the best of companions; it is the best refreshment on the journey; and it is the greatest property. – Gautama 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. – Gautama Buddha

On the contrary, Subhuti, those Bodhisattvas who, when these words of the sutra are being taught, will find even one single thought of serene faith, will be such as have honoured many hundreds of thousands of Gautama Buddhas, such as have planted their roots – Gautama Buddha

Once you know the nature of anger and joy is empty and you let them go, you free yourself from karma. – Gautama Buddha

One act of pure love in saving life is greater than spending the whole of one’s time in religious offerings to the gods . . . – Gautama Buddha

One is not a great one because one defeats or harms other living beings. One is so called because one refrains from defeating or harming other living beings. – Gautama Buddha

One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble. – Gautama Buddha

One is not low because of birth nor does birth make one holy. Deeds alone make one low, deeds alone make one holy. – Gautama Buddha

One may desire a spurious respect and precedence among one’s fellow monks, and the veneration of outsiders. “Both monks and laity should think it was my doing. They should accept my authority in all matters great or small.” This is a fool’s way of thinking. His self-seeking and conceit just increase. – Gautama Buddha

One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world. – Gautama Buddha

One moment, ten thousand years. Ten thousand years, one moment. – Gautama Buddha

One of his students asked Gautama Buddha,
     “Are you the Messiah?”
“No,” answered Gautama Buddha.
     “Then are you a healer?”
“No,” Gautama Buddha replied.
     “Then are you a teacher?” the student persisted.
“No, I am not a teacher.”
     “Then what are you?” asked the student exasperated.
“I am awake,” Gautama Buddha replied. – Gautama Buddha

One should follow a man of wisdom who rebukes one for one’s faults, as one would follow a guide to some buried treasure. To one who follows such a wise man, it will be an advantage and not a disadvantage. – Gautama Buddha

One should not kill a living being, nor cause it to be killed, nor should one incite another to kill. Do not injure any being, either strong or weak, in the world. – Gautama Buddha

One should refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs. – Gautama Buddha

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

One way leads to acquisition, the other leads to nirvana. Realising this a monk should take no pleasure in the respect of others, but should devote himself to solitude. – Gautama Buddha

One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand on the battlefield. – Gautama Buddha

One who does not rouse themself when it is time to rise, who, though capable, is full of sloth, whose will and thought are weak, that lazy and idle person will never find their way to true knowledge. – Gautama Buddha

One who is unrestrained in life-delusion overcomes; as the wind a weak tree. – Gautama Buddha

One who is wise and disciplined, always kind and intelligent, humble and free from pride. One like this will be praised. – Gautama Buddha

One who previously made bad karma, but who reforms and creates good karma, brightens the world like the moon appearing from behind a cloud. – Gautama Buddha

One who, while himself seeking happiness, oppresses with violence other beings who also desire happiness, will not attain happiness hereafter. – Gautama Buddha

One who, while seeking happiness, oppresses with violence other living beings who also desire happiness, will not find happiness hereafter. – Gautama Buddha

Only a fool would carry the raft around after he had already reached the other shore of liberation. – Gautama Buddha

Only he who crosses the stream of life wishes to know what is known as unknowable. – Gautama Buddha

Only those who go where few have gone can see what few have seen. – Gautama Buddha

Only within our body, with its heart and mind, can bondage and suffering be found, and only here can we find true liberation. – Gautama Buddha

Opinion, O disciples, is a disease; opinion is a tumor; opinion is a sore. He who has overcome all opinion, O disciples, is called a saint, one who knows. – Gautama Buddha

Our good and bad deeds follow us almost like a shadow. – Gautama Buddha

Our life is a creation of our mind. – Gautama Buddha

Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think. – Gautama Buddha

Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. – Gautama Buddha

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. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves. – Gautama Buddha

Our mind is full of anger, jealousy and other negative feelings. Yet we do not realize that these are incompatible with inner peace and joy. – Gautama Buddha

Our own worst enemy cannot harm us as much as our unwise thoughts. No one can help us as much as our own compassionate thoughts. – Gautama Buddha

Our problems are not solved by physical force, by hatred, by war our problems are solved by loving kindness by gentleness, by joy. – Gautama Buddha

Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion. – Gautama Buddha

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

Overcome the angry by non-anger; overcome the wicked by goodness; overcome the miser by generosity; overcome the liar by truth. – Gautama Buddha

Overcome your uncertainties and free yourself from dwelling on sorrow. When you delight in existence, you will awaken, and become a guide to those in need, revealing the path to many. – Gautama Buddha

Overcoming yourself is better than overcoming a million enemies in battle. – Gautama Buddha

Pain in life is inevitable but suffering is not. – Gautama Buddha

Pain in life is inevitable but suffering is not. Pain is what the world does to you, suffering is what you do to yourself [by the way you think about the ‘pain’ you receive]. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. [You can always be grateful that the pain is not worse in quality, quantity, frequency, duration, etc] – Gautama Buddha

Pain is certain, suffering is optional. – Gautama Buddha

Pain is the outcome of sin. – Gautama Buddha

Patience is key. Remember: A jug fills drop by drop. – Gautama 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. – Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha Quotes

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. – Gautama Buddha

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. It can be argued that peace and happiness comes from the subjective internalised perspective of realizing things could be worse and being grateful they aren’t. The alternative view that peace and happiness comes from the objective external perspective of having more and better things than at present, while important for growth, can be a never-ending source of jealousy, dissatisfaction and disappointment. A balance of the two, where people are grateful for what they have while striving for more seems the best blended perspective. – Gautama Buddha

Peace comes from within; do not try to seek it without. – Gautama Buddha

Peace is the highest bliss. – Gautama Buddha

People cleave to their worldly possessions and selfish passions so blindly as to sacrifice their own lives for them. They are like a child who tries to eat a little, honey smeared on the edge of a knife. The amount is by no means sufficient to appease his appetite, but he runs the risk of wounding his tongue. – Gautama Buddha

People with opinions just go around bothering each other. – Gautama Buddha

People with opinions just go around bothering one another. – Gautama Buddha

Perfect wisdom,
Perfect tranquility,
Perfect compassion,
arise from Our love,
Our sincerity.
Our understanding. – Gautama Buddha

Perhaps the deepest reason why we are afraid of death is because we do not know who we are. – Gautama Buddha

Persevere in thy quest and thou shalt find what thou seekest. Pursue thy aim unswervingly and thou shalt gain victory. Struggle earnestly and thou shalt triumph. – Gautama Buddha

Pity arises when we are sorry for someone. Compassion is when we understand and help wisely. – Gautama Buddha

Please, try to eat a bit less meat, a bit more veggies from today. Let it become a habit gradually until not to eat meat anymore. Then, observe the changing of the body and spirit after eating veggies, fruits and grains. – Gautama Buddha

Practice the path of meditation and compassion. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

Pure-limbed, white-canopied, one-wheeled, the cart roles on. See him that cometh: faultless, stream-cutter, bondless he. – Gautama Buddha

Purity or impurity depends on oneself. No one can purify another. – Gautama Buddha

Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity. – Gautama Buddha

Radiate boundless love towards the entire world. – Gautama Buddha

Rage is a powerful energy that with diligent practice can be transformed into fierce compassion. However much we disagree with our enemies, our task is to identify with them. They too feel justified in their point of view. – Gautama Buddha

Rain falls, wind blows, plants bloom, leaves mature and are blown away; these phenomena are all interrelated with causes and conditions, are brought about by them, and disappear as the causes and conditions change. – Gautama Buddha

Rather than continuing to seek the truth, simply let go of your views. – Gautama Buddha

Read as few words as you like, and speak fewer, but act upon the law. – Gautama Buddha

Realizing the doctrine of dependent-arising, the wise do not at all partake of extreme views – Gautama Buddha

Regard this fleeting world like this:
Like stars fading and vanishing at dawn,
like bubbles on a fast-moving stream,
like morning dewdrops evaporating on blades of grass,
like a candle flickering in a strong wind…
echoes, mirages, and phantoms, hallucinations,
and like a dream. – Gautama Buddha

Release old concepts and energies that keep you in self-punishment patterns. Release old stories and create from a place of love and self-validation. You are worth it! – Gautama Buddha

Religion is a cow. It gives milk, but it also kicks. – Gautama Buddha

Rely on the teaching, not on the person;
Rely on the meaning, not on the words;
Rely on the definitive meaning, not on the provisional;
Rely on your wisdom mind, not on your ordinary mind. – Gautama Buddha

Remember that the only constant in life is change. – Gautama Buddha

Remember to take care of yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup. – Gautama Buddha

Remember, the greatest gift to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest. – Gautama Buddha

Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind. – Gautama Buddha

Resolutely train yourself to attain peace. – Gautama Buddha

Reverence, humility, contentment, gratitude and hearing the good Dhamma, this is the best good luck. – Gautama Buddha

Rid of craving and without clinging, an expert in the study of texts, and understanding the right sequence of the words, he may indeed be called “In his last body”, “Great in wisdom” and a “Great man.” – Gautama Buddha

Right perspective is no perspective or all perspectives. – Gautama Buddha

Rising early and scorning laziness, remaining calm in time of strife, faultless in conduct and clever in actions. One like this will be praised.

Rule your mind or it will rule you. – Gautama Buddha

Samsara-the Wheel of Existence, literally, the “Perpetual Wandering”-is the name by which is designated the sea of life ever restlessly heaving up and down, the symbol of this continuous process of ever again and again being born, growing old, suffering, and dying. (It) is constantly changing from moment to moment, (as lives) follow continuously one upon the other through inconceivable periods of time. Of this Samsara, a single lifetime constitutes only a vanishingly tiny fraction. – Gautama Buddha

Sandalwood, tagara, lotus, jasmine – the fragrance of virtue is unrivalled by such kinds of perfume. – Gautama Buddha

See the truth, and you will see me. – Gautama Buddha

See them, floundering in their sense of mine, like fish in the puddles of a dried-up stream — and, seeing this, live with no mine, not forming attachment to experiences. – Gautama Buddha

Seeing the similarity to oneself, one should not use violence or have it used. – Gautama Buddha

Seeing the Way is like going into a dark room with a torch; the darkness instantly departs, while the light alone remains. When the Way is attained and the truth is seen, ignorance vanishes and enlightenment abides forever. – Gautama Buddha

Seeker, empty the boat, lighten the load, be free of craving and judgment and hatred, and feel the joy of the way. – Gautama Buddha

Seeking but not finding the house builder I travelled through life after life. How painful is repeated birth! House-builders, you have now been seen. You will not build the house again. – Gautama Buddha

Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance. – Gautama Buddha

Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again and you will be filled with joy. – Gautama Buddha

Shame on him who strikes a holy man, and more shame to him who gives way to anger. – Gautama Buddha

She who knows life flows, feels no wear or tear, needs no mending or repair. – Gautama Buddha

Shines bright over the world. – Gautama Buddha

Shines in the radiance of the spirit. – Gautama Buddha

Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good. – Gautama Buddha

Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let them resolutely pursue a solitary course. – Gautama Buddha

Should you find a wise critic to point out your faults, follow him as you would a guide to hidden treasure. – Gautama Buddha

Silence is an empty space, space is the home of the awakened mind. – Gautama Buddha

Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth. – Gautama Buddha

Since everything is a reflection of our minds, everything can be changed by our minds. – Gautama Buddha

Sit Rest Work. Alone with yourself, Never weary. On the edge of the forest Live joyfully, Without desire. – Gautama Buddha

So in this case, Kalamas, don’t go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, ‘This contemplative is our teacher.’ When you know for yourselves that, ‘These qualities are unskillful; these qualities are blameworthy; these qualities are criticized by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to harm & to suffering’ – then you should abandon them. – Gautama Buddha

So too, friend, purification of virtue is for the sake of reaching purification of mind; purification of mind is for the sake of reaching purification of view; purification of view is for the sake of reaching purification by overcoming doubt; purification by overcoming doubt is for the sake of reaching purification by knowledge and vision of what is the path and what is not the path; purification by knowledge and vision of what is the path and what is not the path is for the sake of reaching purification by knowledge and vision of the way; purification by knowledge and vision of the way is for the sake of reaching purification by knowledge and vision; purification by knowledge and vision is for the sake of reaching final Nibbana [Nirvana] without clinging. It is for the sake of final Nibbana without clinging that the holy life is lived under the Blessed One. – Gautama Buddha

So too, monks, I saw the ancient path, the ancient road traveled by the Perfectly Enlightened Ones of the past. And what is that ancient path, that ancient road? It is just this Noble Eightfold Path; that is, right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration. – Gautama Buddha

Solitude is happiness for one who is content, who has heard the Dhamma and clearly sees. Non-affliction is happiness in the world – harmlessness towards all living beings. – Gautama Buddha

Some do not understand that we must die, but those who do realize this settle their quarrels. – Gautama Buddha

Sometime, somewhere you take something to be the truth. But if you cling to it too strongly, then even when the truth comes in person and knocks on your door, you will not open it. – Gautama Buddha

Sometimes it’s better to be kind than to be right. We do not need an intelligent mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger – Gautama Buddha

Sound health is the greatest of gifts; contentedness, the greatest of riches; trust, the greatest of qualities. – Gautama Buddha

Speak only endearing speech, speech that is welcomed. Speech, when it brings no evil to others, is pleasant. – Gautama Buddha

Speak only endearing speech, speech that is welcomed. Speech, when it brings no evil to others, is a pleasant thing. – Gautama Buddha

Speak only the speech that neither torments self nor does harm to others. That speech is truly well spoken. – Gautama Buddha

Speak or act with a pure mind, and happiness will follow you as your shadow, unshakable. – Gautama Buddha

Speak or act with an impure mind and trouble will follow you. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

Speak the truth. – Gautama Buddha

Speak the truth.
Give whatever you can.
Never be angry.
These three steps will lead you
Into the presence of the gods. – Gautama Buddha

Stay centered, do not overstretch. Extend from your center, return to your center. – Gautama Buddha

Stop, stop. Do not speak. The ultimate truth is not even to think. – Gautama Buddha

Success isn’t the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. – Gautama Buddha

Suffering does not befall him who is without attachment to names and forms. – Gautama Buddha

Suffering is an illusion. – Gautama Buddha

Suffering is temporary, enlightenment is forever. – Gautama Buddha

Suffering is wishing things were other than they are. – Gautama Buddha

Suffering, if it does not diminish love, will transport us to the furthest shore. – Gautama Buddha

Surely if living creatures saw the results of all their evil deeds, they would turn away from them in disgust. But selfhood blinds them, and they cling to their obnoxious desires. They crave pleasure for themselves and they cause pain to others; when death destroys their individuality, they find no peace; their thirst for existence abides and their selfhood reappears in new births. Thus they continue to move in the coil and can find no escape from the hell of their own making. – Gautama Buddha

Surely if living creatures saw the results of all their evil deeds, they would turn away from them in disgust. But selfhood blinds them, and they cling to their obnoxious desires. They crave pleasure for themselves and they cause pain to others; when death destroys their individuality, they find no peace; their thirst for existence abides and their selfhood reappears in new births. Thus they continue to move in the coil and can find no escape from the hell of their own making. – Gautama Buddha

Surely if living creatures saw the results of all their evil deeds, they would turn away from them in disgust. But selfhood blinds them, and they cling to their obnoxious desires. … – Gautama Buddha

Sustaining a loving heart, even for a moment, makes one a spiritual being. – Gautama 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. – Gautama Buddha

Teach you? I cannot teach you. Go; experience for yourself. – Gautama Buddha

Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

That which goeth up must needs come down; and that which is down must needs go up. But Brahma has ordained that the that that goeth up is seldom the same as the that that hath gone down. – Gautama Buddha

The Beautiful chariots of kings wear out, This body too undergoes decay. But the Dhamma of the good does not decay: So the good proclaim along with the good. – Gautama Buddha

The big belly can accommodate all kinds of things. The benevolence is never let a dust behind. – Gautama Buddha

The calmed say that what is well-spoken is best; second, that one should say what is right, not unrighteous; third, what’s pleasing, not displeasing; fourth, what is true, not false. – Gautama Buddha

The cause of all pain and suffering is ignorance. – Gautama Buddha

The darkest night is ignorance. – Gautama Buddha

The deluding passions are inexhaustible. I vow to extinguish them all. – Gautama Buddha

The discipline which I have imparted to you will lead you when I am gone. Practice mindfulness diligently, to attain the goal of awakening. – Gautama Buddha

The easiest beneficence is a smile. The simplest release is to have a vegetarian meal. – Gautama Buddha

The eating of meat extinguishes the seed of Great Kindness. – Gautama Buddha

The end of desire is the end of sorrow. – Gautama Buddha

The evils of the body are murder, theft, and adultery; of the tongue, lying, slander, abuse and idle talk; of the mind, covetousness, hatred and error. – Gautama Buddha

The fiercest fire is hatred. – Gautama Buddha

The fool is his own enemy. Seeking wealth, he destroys himself. Seek rather the other shore. – Gautama Buddha

The fool says, “These are my sons, this is my land, this is my money.” In reality, the fool does not own himself, much less sons, land, or money. – Gautama Buddha

The fool thinks he has won a battle when he bullies with harsh speech, but knowing how to be forbearing alone makes one victorious. – Gautama Buddha

The fool who recognizes his foolishness, is a wise man. But the fool who believes himself a wise man, he really is a fool. – Gautama Buddha

The fool who thinks he is wise is just a fool. The fool who knows he is a fool is wise indeed. – Gautama Buddha

The foolish and the ignorant give themselves over to negligence; whereas the wise treasure mindfulness as a precious jewel. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

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

The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life activity; it affords protection to all beings, offering shade even to the axeman who destroys it. – Gautama Buddha

The four catagories of existance, non-existance, both existance and non-existance, and neither existance nor non-existance, are spiderwebs among spiderwebs which can never take hold of the enormous bird of reality. – Gautama Buddha

The Four Reliances:
First, rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words;
Second, rely on the teachings, not on the personality of the teacher;
Third, rely on real wisdom, not superficial interpretation;
And fourth, rely on the essence of your pure Wisdom Mind, not on judgmental perceptions. – Gautama Buddha

The fragrance of sandalwood and rosebay does not travel far. But the fragrance of virtue rises to the heavens. – Gautama Buddha

The Gautama Buddhas do but tell the way; it is for you to swelter at the task. – Gautama Buddha

The Gautama Buddhas, the World-Honored Ones, for one great cause alone appear in the world. The Gautama Buddhas, the World-Honored Ones, appear in the world because they wish to cause the beings to hear of the Gautama Buddha’s knowledge and insight and thus enable them to gain purity. They appear in the world because they wish to demonstrate the Gautama Buddha’s knowledge and insight to the beings. They appear in the world because they wish to cause the beings to understand. They appear in the world because they wish to cause the beings to enter into the path of the Gautama Buddha’s knowledge and insight. – Gautama Buddha

The gift of the Truth beats all other gifts. The flavour of the Truth beats all other tastes. The joy of the Truth beats all other joys, and the cessation of desire conquers all suffering – Gautama Buddha

The Gift of Truth excels all other Gifts. – Gautama Buddha

The gift of Truth overcomes all gifts.The joy of Truth overcomes all pleasures.The taste of Truth overcomes all sweetness. – Gautama Buddha

The glorious chariots of kings wear out, and the body wears out and grows old; but the virtue of the good never grows old. – Gautama Buddha

The good renounce everything. The pure don’t babble about sensual desires. Whether touched by pleasure or pain, the wise show no change of temper. – Gautama Buddha

The good shine from afar Like the snowy Himalayas. The bad don’t appear Even when near, Like arrows shot into the night. – Gautama Buddha

The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways. – Gautama Buddha

The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest. – Gautama Buddha

The greatest impurity is ignorance. Free yourself from it. Be pure. – Gautama Buddha

The greatest prayer is patience. – Gautama Buddha

The greatest victory is the one over oneself. – Gautama Buddha

The grudge you hold on to is like a hot coal that you intend to throw at someone, only you’re the one who gets burned. – Gautama Buddha

The heavens and the earth may be captured by the mind’s eye. – Gautama Buddha

The holy man is beyond time, he does not depend on any view nor subscribe to any sect; all current theories he understands, but he remains unattached to any of them. – Gautama Buddha

The hunger of passions is the greatest disease. – Gautama Buddha

The ignorant man is an ox. He grows in size, not in wisdom. – Gautama Buddha

The Ill-directed mind can do to you even worse. – Gautama Buddha

The judgment: You are now before Yama, King of the Dead. In vain will you try to…deny or conceal the evil deeds you have done. … the mirror in which Yama seems to read your past is your own memory, and also his judgment is your own. It is you yourself who pronounce your own judgment. – Gautama Buddha

The kingdom of heaven is closer than the brow above the eye but mankind does not see it. – Gautama Buddha

The less you have, the less you have to worry about. – Gautama Buddha

The man that is dominated by Anger Doth not know what is seemly and seeth not the Law; That man whom Hate doth accompany, Becometh like unto murky darkness. – Gautama Buddha

The man who foolishly does me wrong, I will return to him the protection of my most ungrudging love; and the more evil comes from him, the more good shall go from me. – Gautama Buddha

The man who wears the yellow-dyed robe but is not free from stains himself, without self-restraint and integrity, is unworthy of the robe. – Gautama Buddha

The masters only point the way. But if you meditate And follow the dharma You will free yourself from desire. ‘Everything arises and passes away.’ When you see this, you are above sorrow. This is the shining way. – Gautama Buddha

The mentor can be identified by four things: by restraining you from wrongdoing, guiding you towards good actions, telling you what you ought to know, and showing you the path to heaven. – Gautama Buddha

The method of trying to conquer hatred through hatred never succeeds in overcoming hatred. But, the method of overcoming hatred through non-hatred is eternally effective. That is why that method is described as eternal wisdom. – Gautama Buddha

The mind contains all possibilities. – Gautama Buddha

The mind is everything. What you think you become. – Gautama Buddha

The mind is pure and luminous by nature. It is defiled only by adventitious thoughts and emotions – Gautama Buddha

The mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness by what it chooses to compare the experience with. If it chooses to compare it to something worse then it will create happiness, gratitude and pride but if it chooses to compare it to something better then it will create unhappiness, bitterness and envy. – Gautama Buddha

The mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness. – Gautama Buddha

The mind precedes all things, the mind dominates all things, the mind creates all things. – Gautama Buddha

The mind that perceives the limitation is the limitation. – Gautama Buddha

The more completely we give of ourselves, the more completely the world gives back to us. – Gautama Buddha

The more fully we give our energy, the more it returns to us. – Gautama Buddha

The no-mind not-thinks no-thoughts about no-things. – Gautama Buddha

The non-doing of any evil,
the performance of what’s skillful,
the cleansing of one’s own mind:
this is the teaching of the Awakened. – Gautama Buddha

The number of beings is endless. I vow to save them all. – Gautama Buddha

The number of those endowed with human life is as small as the amount of earth one can place on a fingernail. Life as a human being is hard to sustain–as hard as it is for the dew to remain on the grass. But it is better to live a single day with honor than to live to 120 and die in disgrace. – Gautama Buddha

The ocean, king of mountains and the mighty continents Are not heavy burdens to bear when compared To the burden of not repaying the world’s kindness. – Gautama Buddha

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? – Gautama Buddha

The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men. – Gautama Buddha

The one who wanders independent in the world, free from opinions and viewpoints, does not grasp them and enter into disputations and arguments. As the lotus rises on its stalk unsoiled by the mud and the water, so the wise one speaks of peace and is unstained by the opinions of the world. – Gautama Buddha

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

The only way to bring peace to the earth is to learn to make our own life peaceful. – Gautama Buddha

The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live. – Gautama Buddha

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 – Gautama Buddha

The person who masters himself through self-control and discipline is truly undefeatable. – Gautama Buddha

The poisonous serpent of afflictions is sleeping in your mind; just as if a black viper were asleep in your room. You must use the hook of precepts to quickly remove it. When the sleeping snake is gone, then you can rest at ease. – Gautama Buddha

(The real Brahmin is the one who:) … has crossed beyond duality …knows no this shore, other shore, or both …(is) settled in mind … without inflowing thoughts …is without attachment …endures undisturbed criticism, ill-treatment and bonds, (and is) strong in patience …(is) without anger, devout, upright, free from craving, disciplined and in his last body …has experienced the end of his suffering here in this life, who has set down the burden, freed! – Gautama Buddha

A Brahmin once asked The Blessed One: “Are you a God?” “No, Brahmin” said The Blessed One. “Are you a saint?” “No, Brahmin” said The Blessed One. “Are you a magician?” “No, Brahmin” said The Blessed One. “What are you then?” “I am awake.” – Gautama Buddha

The recollected go forth to lives of renunciation. They take no pleasure in a fixed abode. Like wild swans abandoning a pool, they leave one resting place after another. – Gautama Buddha

The right time to show your good character is when you are pestered by someone weaker than you. – Gautama Buddha

The root of suffering is attachment. – Gautama Buddha

The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words. – Gautama Buddha

The secret of happiness lies in the mind’s release from worldly ties. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. – Gautama Buddha

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

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. – Gautama Buddha

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

The secret of health for both mind and body is…live the present moment wisely and earnestly. – Gautama Buddha

The seeker is that which is being sought. – Gautama Buddha

The self of which you speak, whether it is the great self or the small self, is only a concept that does not correspond to any reality. – Gautama Buddha

The shallow is easy to embrace, but the profound is difficult. To discard the shallow and seek the profound is the way of a person of courage. – Gautama Buddha

The stages of the Noble Path are: Right View, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Behavior, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration. – Gautama Buddha

The Tathagatha… is the originator of the path unarisen before, the producer of the path unproduced before, the declarer of the path undeclared before. He is the knower of the path, the discoverer of the path, the one skilled in the path. And his disciplines now dwell following that path and become possessed of it afterwards. – Gautama Buddha

The teaching is simple. Do what is right. Be pure. – Gautama Buddha

The Tempter masters the lazy and irresolute man who dwells on the attractive side of things, ungoverned in his senses, and unrestrained in his food, like the wind overcomes a rotten tree. But the Tempter cannot master a man who dwells on the distasteful side of things, self-controlled in his senses, moderate in eating, resolute and full of faith, like the wind cannot move a mountain crag. – Gautama Buddha

The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings. – Gautama Buddha

The tongue [is]like a sharp knife… [It] kills without drawing blood. – Gautama Buddha

The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood. – Gautama Buddha

The trouble is, you think you have time. – Gautama Buddha

The true master lives in truth, in goodness and restraint, non-violence, moderation, and purity. – Gautama Buddha

The Truth cannot be told. I vow to explain it. – Gautama Buddha

The Truth is not Arbitrary or a Matter of Opinion, but can be Investigated, and Those who Earnestly Search for the Truth will Find It. The Truth is Hidden to the Blind, but he who has the Mental Eye Sees the Truth. – Gautama Buddha

The universe itself is change and life itself is but what you deem it – Gautama Buddha

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

The virtuous man delights in this world and he delights in the next. – Gautama Buddha

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. – Gautama Buddha

The way to happiness is: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, give much. Fill your life with love. Do as you would be done by. – Gautama Buddha

The Way which cannot be followed is unattainable. I vow to attain it. – Gautama Buddha

The whole secret of era is to specific no nervousness. Never nervousness what fortitude become of you, depend on no one. Free the twinkling you annul all help are you unrestricting. – Gautama Buddha

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

The wind cannot overturn a mountain. Temptation cannot touch the man Who is awake, strong and humble, Who masters himself and minds the law.

The wind cannot shake a mountain. Neither praise nor blame moves the wise man. – Gautama Buddha

The wise have mastered body, word, and mind. They are the true masters. – Gautama Buddha

The wise man makes an island of himself that no flood can overwhelm. – Gautama Buddha

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

The wise say that it is not an iron, wooden or fiber fetter which is a strong one, but the besotted hankering after trinkets, children and wives, that, say the wise, is the strong fetter. It drags one down, and loose as it feels, it is hard to break. Breaking this fetter, people renounce the world, free from longing and abandoning sensuality. – Gautama Buddha

The world is a looking glass. It gives back to every man a true reflection of his own thoughts. Rule your mind or it will rule you. – Gautama Buddha

The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world. – Gautama Buddha

The world is continuous flux and is impermanent. – Gautama Buddha

The world is full of suffering. Birth is suffering, decrepitude is suffering, sickness and death are sufferings. To face a man of hatred is suffering, to be separated from a beloved one is suffering, to be vainly struggling to satisfy one’s needs is suffering. In fact, life that is not free from desire and passion is always involved with suffering. – Gautama Buddha

The world is on fire! And you are laughing? You are deep in the dark. Will you not ask for a light? – Gautama Buddha

The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze. – Gautama Buddha

The worlds originate so that truth may come and dwell therein. – Gautama Buddha

There are five things which no one is able to accomplish in this world: first, to cease growing old when he is growing old; second, to cease being sick; third, to cease dying; fourth, to deny dissolution when there is dissolution; fifth, to deny non-being. – Gautama Buddha

There are friendships to one who lives in society; thus our present grief arises from having friendships; observing the evils resulting from friendship, let one walk alone like a rhinoceros. – Gautama Buddha

There are having flowers in Spring, breezes in Summer, moon in Autumn, snows in Winter. If there is nothing worrying over you, it will be the best seasons at all times. – Gautama Buddha

There are no chains like hate… Dwelling on your brother’s faults multiplies your own. You are far from the end of your journey. – Gautama Buddha

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

There are these two kinds of gifts: a gift of material things & a gift of the Dhamma. Of the two, this is supreme: a gift of the Dhamma. – Gautama Buddha

There are those who discover they can leave behind destructive reactions and become patient as the earth, unmoved by fires of anger or fear, unshaken as a pillar, unperturbed as a clear and quiet pool. – Gautama Buddha

There are three things that cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth. – Gautama Buddha

There are three ways to correct our faults:
     We can change through behavior
     We can change through understanding
     We can change heart. – Gautama Buddha

There are two obstacles to enlightenment:
     1. Thinking you know.
     2 Thinking you don’t know. – Gautama Buddha

There are two things that we should avoid, oh disciple! A life of pleasures, that is low and vain. A life of mortification, that is useless and vain. – Gautama Buddha

There are, O monks, these four lights. What four? The light of the moon, the light of the sun, the light of fire, and the light of wisdom. Of these four lights, the light of wisdom is supreme. – Gautama Buddha

There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it. – Gautama Buddha

There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it. To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance. – Gautama Buddha

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

There is a way to be purified, to overcome sorrows and grief, to release suffering, to secure the right path to realize nirvana. This is to be mindful. – Gautama Buddha

There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires. – Gautama Buddha

There is no fire like greed, No crime like hatred, No sorrow like separation, No sickness like hunger of heart, And no joy like the joy of freedom. Health, contentment and trust Are your greatest possessions, And freedom your greatest joy. Look within. Be still. Free from fear and attachment, Know the sweet joy of living in the way. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

There is no fire like passion
No crime like hatred,
No sorrow like separation,
No sickness like hunger,
And no joy like the joy of freedom. – Gautama Buddha

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed. – Gautama Buddha

There is no fire like passion. There are no chains like hate. Illusion is a net, Desire is a rushing river. – Gautama Buddha

There is no fire like passion: there is no evil and hatred. – Gautama Buddha

There is no meditation without wisdom, and there is no wisdom without meditation. When a man has both meditation and wisdom, he is indeed close to nirvana. – Gautama Buddha

There is no more self-contradictory concept than that of idle thoughts. What gives rise to the perception of a whole world can hardly be called idle. Every thought we have either contributes to truth or to illusion. – Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha Quotes

There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path. – Gautama Buddha

There is no satisfying the senses, not even with a shower of money. “The senses are of slight pleasure and really suffering.” When a wise man has realised this, he takes no pleasure, as a disciple of the Gautama Buddhas, even in the pleasures of heaven. Instead he takes pleasure in the elimination of craving. – Gautama Buddha

There is nothing like lust. Lust may be said to be the most powerful passion. Fortunately, we have but one thing which is more powerful. If the thirst for truth were weaker than passion, how many of us in the world would be able to follow the way of righteous? – Gautama Buddha

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. – Gautama 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. – Gautama 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. – Gautama Buddha

There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind. – Gautama Buddha

There is nothing you need to achieve. – Gautama Buddha

There is one thing that, when cultivated and regularly practiced, leads to deep spiritual intention, to peace, to mindfulness and clear comprehension, to vision and knowledge, to a happy life here and now, and to the culmination of wisdom and awakening. And what is that one thing? It is mindfulness centred on the body. – Gautama Buddha

There is only one time when it is essential to awaken. That time is now. – Gautama Buddha

There is pleasure And there is bliss. Forgo the first to possess the second. If you are happy At the expense of another man’s happiness, You are forever bound. – Gautama Buddha

There is, monks, an unborn, unbecome, unmade, unconditioned. If, monks, there were no unborn… no escape would be discerned from what is born, become, made, conditioned. But because there is an unborn…, therefore an escape is discerned from what is born, become, made, conditioned. – Gautama Buddha

There is, Oh Monks, a not-born, a not-become, a not-made, a not-compounded. Monks, if that unborn, not-become, not-made, not-compounded were not, there would be no escape from this here that is born, become, made and compounded. – Gautama Buddha

Therefore, be islands unto yourselves. Be your own refuge. Have recourse to none else for refuge. Hold fast to the Dharma as a refuge. Resort to no other refuge. Whosoever, either now or after I am gone, shall be islands unto themselves, shall seek no eternal refuge, it is they, among my disciples who shall reach the very topmost height! But they must be keen to progress. – Gautama Buddha

Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those, who shall be a lamp unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but holding fast to the Truth as their lamp, and holding fast to the Truth as their refuge, they shall reach the topmost height. – Gautama Buddha

Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be ye a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to the truth as a lamp; hold fast as a refuge to the truth. Look not for refuge to anyone besides yourselves. – Gautama Buddha

Therefore, do not eat meat which will cause terror among people, because it hinders the truth of emancipation; not to eat meat? this is the mark of the wise. – Gautama Buddha

There’s a treasury full of jade and jewels; It is in you. Don’t go searching far from home for it-it’s here. – Gautama Buddha

These are the roots of trees, O monks, these are empty huts. Meditate, monks, do not be negligent, or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you. – Gautama Buddha

These teachings are like a raft, to be abandoned once you have crossed the flood. Since you should abandon even good states of mind generated by these teachings, How much more so should you abandon bad states of mind! – Gautama Buddha

They are not following dharma who resort to violence to achieve their purpose. But those who lead others through nonviolent means, knowing right and wrong, may be called guardians of the dharma. Those who really seek the path to Enlightenment dictate terms to their mind. Then they proceed with strong determination. – Gautama Buddha

They are not following dharma who resort to violence to achieve their purpose. But those who lead others through nonviolent means, knowing right and wrong, may be called guardians of the dharma. – Gautama Buddha

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

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. – Gautama Buddha

They who imagine truth in untruth and see untruth in truth will never arrive at the truth. – Gautama Buddha

Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise. – Gautama Buddha

Think not lightly of evil, saying, ‘It will not come to me.’ Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil. – Gautama Buddha

This Ariyan Eightfold Path, that is to say: Right view, right aim, right speech, right action, right living, right effort, right mindfulness, right contemplation. – Gautama Buddha

This city (body) is built of bones, plastered with flesh and blood; within are decay and death, pride and jealousy. – Gautama Buddha

This eternal wisdom is to meet hatred with non-hatred. The method of trying to conquer hatred through hatred never succeeds in overcoming hatred. But, the method of overcoming hatred through non-hatred is eternally effective. That is why that method is described as eternal wisdom. – Gautama Buddha

This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky, Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain. – Gautama Buddha

This I tell you: decay is inherent in all conditioned things. Work out your own salvation, with diligence. – Gautama Buddha

This indeed is a safe refuge, it is the refuge supreme. It is the refuge whereby one is freed from all suffering. – Gautama Buddha

This is deathless: the liberation of the mind through lack of clinging. – Gautama Buddha

This is how to contemplate our conditioned existence in this fleeting world:
Like a tiny drop of dew, or a bubble floating in a stream;
Like a flash of lightning in a summer cloud,
Or a flickering lamp, an illusion, a phantom, or a dream.
So is all conditioned existence to be seen. – Gautama Buddha

This is my child, this is my wealth: such thoughts are the preoccupations of fools. If we are unable to own even ourselves, why make such claims? – Gautama Buddha

This is the entire spiritual life, Ananda, that is, good friendship, good companionship, good comradeship. When a monk has a good friend, a good companion, a good comrade, it is to be expected that he will develop and cultivate the Noble Eightfold Path. – Gautama Buddha

This life of separateness may be compared to a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning. – Gautama Buddha

This world is shrouded in darkness. Here, only a few can see their way free. These few birds escape from the net, and fly away to the heavens. – Gautama Buddha

Those sages who are inoffensive and ever-restrained in body, go to the Deathless State, where, having gone, they grieve no more. – Gautama Buddha

Those which are produced from causes are not produced. They do not have an inherent nature of production. Those which depend on causes are said to be empty; those who know emptiness are aware. – Gautama Buddha

Those which arise dependently are free of inherent existence. – Gautama Buddha

Those who act with few desires are calm, without worry or fear. – Gautama Buddha

Those who are ashamed of what they ought not to be ashamed; and are not ashamed of what they ought to be – such men, embracing erroneous views, enter the woeful path. – Gautama Buddha

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. – Gautama Buddha

Those who are pure in heart and single in purpose are able to understand the most supreme Way. It is like polishing a mirror, which becomes bright when the dust is removed. Remove your passions, and have no hankering. – Gautama Buddha

Those who are truly wise will remain unmoved by feelings of happiness and suffering, fame and disgrace, praise and blame, gain and loss.They will remain calm like the eye of a hurricane. – Gautama Buddha

Those who attempt to conquer hatred by hatred are like warriors who take weapons to overcome others who bear arms. This does not end hatred, but gives it room to grow. But, ancient wisdom has advocated a different timeless strategy to overcome hatred. – Gautama Buddha

Those who attempt to conquer hatred by hatred are like warriors who take weapons to overcome others who bear arms. This does not end hatred but gives it room to grow. But, ancient wisdom has advocated a different timeless strategy to overcome hatred. This eternal wisdom is to meet hatred with non-hatred. The method of trying to conquer hatred through hatred never succeeds in overcoming hatred. But, the method of overcoming hatred through non-hatred is eternally effective. That is why that method is described as eternal wisdom. – Gautama Buddha

Those who awaken never rest in one place. Like swans, they rise and leave the lake. On the air they rise and fly an invisible course. Their food is knowledge. They live on emptiness. They have seen how to break free. Who can follow them? – Gautama Buddha

Those who by form did see me and those who followed me by voice. Wrong the efforts they engaged in, those people will not see me. – Gautama Buddha

Those who cling to perceptions and views wander the world offending people. – Gautama Buddha

Those who consider the inessential to be essential
And see the essential as inessential
Don’t reach the essential,
Living in the field of wrong intention – Gautama Buddha

Those who consider the unessential to be essential, and see the essential as unessential, don’t reach the essential, living in the field of wrong intention. – Gautama Buddha

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

Those who really seek the path to Enlightenment dictate terms to their mind. Then they proceed with strong determination. – Gautama Buddha

Those who recognize the existence of suffering, its cause, its remedy, and its cessation, have fathomed the four noble truths. They will walk in the right path. – Gautama Buddha

Those who speak much are blamed, those who speak little are blamed. In this world there are none who are not blamed. Try not to blame. – Gautama Buddha

Those who walk in the Way should avoid sensualism as those who carry hay would avoid coming near the fire. – Gautama Buddha

Those who, relying upon themselves only, not looking for assistance to anyone besides themselves, it is they who will reach the top-most height. – Gautama Buddha

Those… who find delight in freedom from attachment in the renunciation of clinging, free from the inflow of thoughts, they are like shining lights, having reached final liberation in the world. – Gautama Buddha

Though he should conquer a thousand men in the battlefield a thousand times, yet he, indeed, who would conquer himself is the noblest victor. – Gautama Buddha

Though one should live a hundred years without wisdom and control, yet better, indeed, is a single day’s life of one who is wise and meditative. – Gautama Buddha

Though thousand times a thousand in battle one may conquer, yet should one conquer just oneself, one is the greatest conqueror. – Gautama Buddha

Though through all his life a fool associates with a wise man, he yet understands not the Dharma, as the spoon, the flavor of soup. – Gautama Buddha

Thoughtfulness is the way to deathlessness, thoughtlessness the way to death. The thoughtful do not die: the thoughtless are as if dead already. – Gautama Buddha

Thought-habits can harden into character. So watch your thoughts. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared. – Gautama 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. – Gautama Buddha

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

Three things cannot hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth. – Gautama Buddha

Through countless births in the cycle of existence
I have run, not finding
although seeking the builder of this house;
and again and again I faced the suffering of new birth.
Oh housebuilder! Now you are seen.
You shall not build a house again for me.
All your beams are broken,
the ridgepole is shattered.
The mind has become freed from conditioning:
the end of craving has been reached. – Gautama Buddha

Through effort you will cross any raging flood, through energy you will pass any sorrow. – Gautama Buddha

Through one all are known, through one all are also seen – Gautama Buddha

Through our senses the world appears. Through our reactions we create delusions.Without reactions the world becomes clear. – Gautama Buddha

Through true honesty deeply believe that all sentient-beings are one.That all beings have the same true nature, wisdom, virtue. – Gautama Buddha

Through vigilance, restraint and control the wise will construct and island that no flood will overcome. – Gautama Buddha

Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost. – Gautama Buddha

Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost; let a man who knows the double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow. – Gautama Buddha

Thus all things are subject to death, sorrow and suffering. I became aware that I too was of the same nature, the nature of beginning and end. What if I searched for that which underlies all creation, that which is nirvana, the perfect freedom from unconditioned existence? – Gautama Buddha

Thus shall ye think of all this fleeting world: As star at dawn, a bubble in a stream A flash of lightning in a summer cloud A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream – Gautama Buddha

Thus they continue to move in the coil and can find no escape from the hell of their own making. And how empty are their pleasures, how vain are their endeavors!—hollow like the plantain-tree, and without contents like the bubble. – Gautama Buddha

Times of luxury do not last long, but pass away very quickly; nothing in this world can be long enjoyed. – Gautama Buddha

To abstain from lying is essentially wholesome. – Gautama Buddha

To avoid causing terror to living beings, let the disciple refrain from eating meat. – Gautama Buddha

To avoid causing terror to living beings, let the disciple refrain from eating meat… the food of the wise is that which is consumed by the sadhus [holymen]; it does not consist of meat… There may be some foolish people in the future who will say that I permitted meat-eating and that I partook of meat myself, but… meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit meat-eating in any form, in any manner and in any place; it is unconditionally prohibited for all. – Gautama Buddha

To awaken, sit calmly, letting each breath clear your mind and open your heart. – Gautama Buddha

To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself. – Gautama Buddha

To be concerned with the issue; soul versus non-soul, is to be in bondage to craving for becoming and non-becoming. – Gautama Buddha

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. – Gautama Buddha

To be selfish, greedy and unwilling to help the needy gives rise to future starvation and clothlessness. – Gautama Buddha

To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana. – Gautama Buddha

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

To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others. – Gautama Buddha

To do a little good is more than to accomplish great conquests. – Gautama Buddha

To eat meat is just a habit after we were born. In fact, we are not born to eat meat. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

To force oneself to believe and to accept a thing without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual. – Gautama Buddha

To have everything is to possess nothing. – Gautama Buddha

To have much learning, to be skillful in handicraft, well-trained in discipline, and to be of good speech — this is the greatest blessing. – Gautama Buddha

To him in whom love dwells, the whole world is but one family. – Gautama Buddha

To insist on a spiritual practice that served you in the past is to carry the raft on your back after you have crossed the river. – Gautama Buddha

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

To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. – Gautama Buddha

To know and not to use is not yet to know! – Gautama Buddha

To life in the consciousness of the inevitability of suffering, of becoming enfeebled, of old age and of death, is impossible – we must free ourselves from life, from all possible life. – Gautama Buddha

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

To live a single day and hear a good teaching is better than to live a hundred years without knowing such teaching. – Gautama Buddha

To master the pride of defiant selfhood, that in truth is the highest bliss. – Gautama Buddha

To meditate is to listen with a receptive heart. – Gautama Buddha

To one ever eager to revere and serve the elders, these four blessings accrue: long life and beauty, happiness and power. – Gautama Buddha

To refrain from evil and from strong drink and to be always, steadfast in virtue; this is the good luck. – Gautama Buddha

To share happiness, and to have done something good before leaving this life is sweet. – Gautama Buddha

To stop suffering, stop greediness. Greediness is a source of suffering. – Gautama Buddha

To support mother and father, to cherish wife and child and to have a simple livelihood; this is the good luck. – Gautama Buddha

To support mother and father, to cherish wife and children, and to be engaged in peaceful occupation — this is the greatest blessing. – Gautama Buddha

To understand everything is to forgive everything. – Gautama Buddha

To utter pleasant words without practicing them, is like a fine flower without fragrance. – Gautama Buddha

To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. – Gautama Buddha

Transient are conditioned things. Try to accomplish your aim with diligence. – Gautama Buddha

Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. – Gautama Buddha

Treat others with respect. How you treat others will be how they treat you. – Gautama Buddha

True and lasting inner peace can never be found in external things. It can only be found within in. And then, once we find and nurture it with ourselves, it radiates outward. – Gautama Buddha

True charity occurs only when there are no notions of giving, giver, or gift. – Gautama Buddha

True love is born from understanding. – Gautama Buddha

Truth is always truth, untruth is always untruth. This is what matters, this is right desire. – Gautama Buddha

Truths cannot be acquired from words out of other people’s mouths. Before Truths can be internalized, they must come from one’s own realizations and practices. Through a lifetime of personal practice, human beings are capable of revealing all of the secrets of the cosmic essence. You are your own best judge. – Gautama Buddha

Tune as the sitthar, neither high nor low, and we will dance away the hearts of men. – Gautama Buddha

Turn away from mischief. Again and again, turn away. Before sorrow befalls you. – Gautama Buddha

Understand that the body is merely the foam of a wave, the shadow of a shadow. – Gautama Buddha

Understand the suffering of worldly existence. – Gautama Buddha

Understanding is the heartwood of well-spoken words. – Gautama Buddha

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

Unkind people spread malicious tales, and well-intentioned people also censure; but in either case the tranquil sage remains unconcerned. Nowhere is there to be found a disconcerted sage. – Gautama Buddha

Until he has unconditional and unbiased love for all beings, man will not find peace. – Gautama Buddha

Victory breeds hatred; the defeated live in pain. The peaceful live happily, giving up victory and defeat. – Gautama Buddha

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

Wakefulness is the way to life. The fool sleeps As if he were already dead, But the master is awake And he lives forever. – Gautama Buddha

Want what you have and you will always get what you want. – Gautama Buddha

War ends only when people love each other. – Gautama Buddha

Watch the thought and its ways with care, and let it spring from love born out of concern for all beings. – Gautama Buddha

Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals. – Gautama Buddha

Watering the flowers and the trees, whispering to them, talking to them. Then, they will grow to be more bright and luxuriant. – Gautama Buddha

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

We are what we think, and all that we are rises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. Speak and act with a pure mind and happiness will follow. – Gautama Buddha

We are what we think. – Gautama Buddha

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

We begin to die from the moment we are born, for birth is the cause of death. The nature of decay is inherent in youth, the nature of sickness is inherent in health, in the midst of life we are verily in death. – Gautama Buddha

We do not learn by experience, but by our capacity for experience. – Gautama Buddha

We living beings, right down to crickets, ants, mosquitoes , and flies, all possess life that is without beginning or end. – Gautama Buddha

We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it? – Gautama Buddha

We will be thankful and grateful. Not even the last thing that is done for us shall be forgotten. – Gautama Buddha

We will develop and cultivate the liberation of mind by loving kindness, make it our vehicle, make it our basis, stabilize it, exercise ourselves in it, and fully perfect it. – Gautama Buddha

We will develop love, we will practice it, we will make it both a way and a basis. – Gautama Buddha

Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment. – Gautama Buddha

Well-makers lead the water (wherever they like) ; fletchers bend the arrow ; carpenters bend a log of wood ; wise people fashion themselves. – Gautama Buddha

What I know is like the leaves on that tree; what I teach is only a small part. But I offer it to all with an open hand. What do I not teach? Whatever is fascinating to discuss, divides people against each other, but has no bearing on putting an end to sorrow. What do I teach? Only what is necessary to take you to the other shore. – Gautama Buddha

What is evil? Killing is evil, lying is evil, slandering is evil, abuse is evil, gossip is evil, envy is evil, hatred is evil, to cling to false doctrine is evil; all these things are evil. And what is the root of evil? Desire is the root of evil, illusion is the root of evil. – Gautama Buddha

What is most needed is a loving heart. – Gautama 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? – Gautama Buddha

What is the noble truth of suffering? Birth is suffering, ageing is suffering and sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering. – Gautama Buddha

What is this world condition? Body is the world condition. And with body and form goes feeling, perception, consciousness, and all the activities throughout the world. The arising of form and the ceasing of form-everything that has been heard, sensed, and known, sought after and reached by the mind-all this is the embodied world, to be penetrated and realized. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

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. If a man speaks or acts with an impure mind, suffering will follow him as the wheel of the cart follows the beast that draws the cart. If a man speaks or acts with a pure mind, joy follows him as his own shadow. – Gautama Buddha

What we think, we become. – Gautama Buddha

What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now. – Gautama Buddha

What you have become is the result of what you have thought – Gautama Buddha

What you think you become. – Gautama Buddha

What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create. – Gautama Buddha

Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness. – Gautama Buddha

Whatever a person frequently thinks and reflects on, that will become the inclination of their mind. – Gautama Buddha

Whatever an enemy might do to an enemy, or a foe to a foe, the ill-directed mind can do to you even worse. – Gautama Buddha

Whatever grounds there are for making merit productive of a future birth, all these do not equal a sixteenth part of the liberation of mind by loving-kindness. The liberation of mind by loving-kindness surpasses them and shines forth, bright and brilliant. – Gautama Buddha

Whatever has the nature of arising has the nature of ceasing. – Gautama Buddha

Whatever is not yours: let go of it. Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness and benefit. – Gautama Buddha

Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation. – Gautama Buddha

Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is awakened. – Gautama Buddha

Whatever suffering there is in this world,all arises from desiring only myself to be happy.And whatever joy there is in this world,all arises from desiring to share my happiness with everyone. – Gautama Buddha

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

What’s done to the children is done to society. – Gautama Buddha

Whatsoever misfortunes there are Here in this world or in the next, They all have their root in Ignorance And in the accumulation of Longing and Desire. – Gautama Buddha

Whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings…that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide. – Gautama Buddha

When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble. – Gautama Buddha

When a man is stimulated by his own thoughts, full of desire and dwelling on what is attractive, his craving increases even more. He is making the fetter even stronger. But he who takes pleasure in stilling his thoughts, practising the contemplation of what is repulsive, and remaining recollected, now he will make an end of craving, he will snap the bonds of Mara. His aim is accomplished, he is without fear, rid of craving and without stain. He has removed the arrows of changing existence. This is his last body. – Gautama Buddha

When a man makes utensils out of a metal which has been thoroughly cleansed of dross, the utensils will be excellent. You monks, who wish to follow the Way, make your own hearts clean from the dirt of evil passion, and your conduct will be unimpeachable. – Gautama Buddha

When a man venerates those worthy of veneration, be they Gautama Buddhas or their disciples, who have transcended all obstacles and passed beyond sorrow and tears – venerating such as these, whose passions are extinguished and for whom there is no further source for fear, no one can calculate how great his merit is. – Gautama Buddha

When a monk is an arahant, with his fermentations ended – one who has reached fulfillment, done the task, laid down the burden, attained the true goal, totally destroyed the fetter of becoming, and is released through right gnosis – the thought doesn’t occur to him that ‘There is someone better than me,’ or ‘There is someone equal to me,’ or ‘There is someone worse than me.’ – Gautama Buddha

When a wise man is advised of his errors, he will reflect on and improve his conduct. When his misconduct is pointed out, a foolish man will not only disregard the advice but rather repeat the same error. – Gautama Buddha

When action comes out of nothing it creates no karma. – Gautama Buddha

When an evil-doer, seeing you practise goodness, comes and maliciously insults you, you should patiently endure it and not feel angry with him, for the evil-doer is insulting himself by trying to insult you. – Gautama Buddha

When faced with the vicissitudes of life, one’s mind remains unshaken, sorrow-less, stainless, secure; this is the greatest welfare. – Gautama Buddha

When giving to others do not linger on thoughts of a giving, what was given, or the one who has received. – Gautama Buddha

When I was a young man, near the beginning of my life, I looked around with true mindfulness and saw that all things are subject to decay. – Gautama Buddha

When ignorant people see someone who is dead, they are disgusted and horrified, even thought they too will be dead some day. I thought to myself: I don’t want to be like the ignorant people. After then, I couldn’t feel the usual intoxication with life anymore. – Gautama Buddha

When it is impossible for anger to arise within you, you find no outside enemies anywhere. – Gautama Buddha

When one drives away the negligent through vigilance, he climbs the heights of wisdom, and can see the suffering masses. Serene, you look upon the lost like one that stands on a mountain sees those that stand upon the plain. – Gautama Buddha

When one feels no shame in telling a deliberate lie, there is no evil, I tell you, he will not do. – Gautama 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. – Gautama Buddha

When one is overcome by this wretched, clinging desire in the world, one’s sorrows increase like grass growing up after a lot of rain. – Gautama Buddha

When one sees that everything exists as an illusion, one can live in a higher sphere than ordinary man. – Gautama Buddha

When one, abandoning greed, feels no greed for what would merit greed, greed gets shed from him – like a drop of water from a lotus leaf. – Gautama Buddha

When phenomena are individually analyzed as selfless, and what has been analyzed is meditated upon, that is the cause for attaining the fruit, nirvana. One does not go to peace through any other cause – Gautama Buddha

When the Aggregates arise, decay and die, O bhikkhu, every moment you are born, decay, and die. – Gautama Buddha

When the sleeping snake is gone, then you can rest at ease. – Gautama Buddha

When things are going well, be mindful of adversity
When prosperous, be mindful of poverty
When loved, be mindful of thoughtfulness
When respected, be mindful of humility – Gautama Buddha

When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself. – Gautama Buddha

When we feel happy and peaceful, our happiness and peace radiates around us, and others can enjoy it as well. This is called ‘the enjoyment of others of our body of bliss’. – Gautama Buddha

When we free ourselves of desire, we will know serenity and freedom. – Gautama Buddha

When wishes are few, the heart is happy. When craving ends, there is peace. – Gautama Buddha

When words are both true and kind they can change the world. – Gautama Buddha

When you come upon a path that brings benefit and happiness to all, follow this course as the moon journeys through the stars. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

When you go into the space of nothingness, everything becomes known. – Gautama Buddha

When you have great joy, you will become Gautama Buddhas! – Gautama Buddha

When you know for yourselves, ‘These things are wholesome; these things are blameless; these things are praised by the wise; these things, if undertaken and practiced, lead to welfare and happiness,’ then you should engage in them. – Gautama Buddha

When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily. – Gautama Buddha

When you move your focus from competition to contribution life becomes a celebration. Never try to defeat people, just win their hearts. – Gautama Buddha

When you realize how perfect [or at least better than it could be] everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky. – Gautama Buddha

When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky. – Gautama Buddha

When your mind is set in meditative equipoise, you can see reality exactly as it is. – Gautama Buddha

Whenever and wherever one encounters the arising and passing away of the mental-physical structure, one enjoys bliss and delight, which lead on to the deathless stage experienced by the wise. – Gautama Buddha

‘Wherefore, brethren, thus must ye train yourselves : Liberation of the will through love will develop, we will often practice it, we will make it vehicle and base, take our stand upon it, store it up, throughly set it going.’ – Gautama Buddha

Wherever a person goes, his deeds, like a shadow, will follow. – Gautama Buddha

Wherever there is light, there is shadow; wherever there is length, there is shortness; wherever there is white, there is black. Just like these, as the self-nature of things can not exist alone, they are called non-substantial. – Gautama Buddha

Wherever there is possession of marks, there is fraud ; wherever there is no-possession of no-marks, there is no fraud. Hence the Tathagata is to be seen from no-marks as marks. – Gautama Buddha

Wherever we go, wherever we remain, the results of our actions follow us. – Gautama Buddha

Wherever you live is your temple, if you treat it like one. – Gautama Buddha

Which do you think is more my friend, the water in the four great oceans or the tears that you have shed on this long way of taking birth again and again? – Gautama Buddha

Who ever lives looking for pleasure only, his senses uncontrolled, immoderate in his enjoyments, idle and weak, the tempter will certainly overcome him, as the wind blows down a weak tree. – Gautama Buddha

Whoever counters the malicious with malice can never be free, but one who feels no maliciousness pacifies those who hate. Hate brings misery to humanity so the wise man knows no hatred. – Gautama Buddha

Whoever doesn’t flare up at someone who’s angry wins a battle hard to win. – Gautama Buddha

Whoever has done harmful actions but later covers them up with good is like the moon which, freed from clouds, lights up the world. – Gautama Buddha

Whoever makes love grow boundless, and sets his mind for seeing the end of birth, his fetters are worn thin. If he loves even a single being, Good will follow. But the Noble One with compassionate heart for all mankind, generates abounding good. – Gautama Buddha

Whoever sees me sees the teaching, and whoever sees the teaching sees me. – Gautama Buddha

Why are you so sure parallel lines exist? Believe nothing, merely because you have been told it, or because it is traditional, or because you have imagined it. – Gautama Buddha

Why cling to the pain and the wrongs of yesterday? Why hold on to the very things that keep you from hope and love. – Gautama Buddha

Why do what you will regret? Why bring tears upon yourself? Do only what you do not regret, And fill yourself with joy. – Gautama Buddha

Why since I am myself subject to birth, ageing, disease, death, sorrows and defilement, do I seek after what is also subject to these things? Suppose, being myself subject these things, seeking danger in them, I were to seek the unborn, unageing, und. – Gautama Buddha

Will not be punished for your anger, your anger is the punishment. – Gautama Buddha

Winning gives birth to hostility Losing, one lies down in pain. The calmed lie down with ease, having set winning and losing aside. – Gautama Buddha

Wish I am free from barriers when I die, and Gautama Buddha will welcome me from far away. – Gautama Buddha

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

With gentleness overcome anger. With generosity overcome meanness. With truth overcome deceit. – Gautama Buddha

With good will for the entire cosmos, cultivate a limitless heart: above, below, and all around, unobstructed, without hostility or hate. – Gautama Buddha

With his mind free from the inflow of thoughts and from restlessness, by abandoning both good and evil, an alert man knows no fear. – Gautama Buddha

With our thoughts we make the world. – Gautama Buddha

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

Without approval and without scorn, but carefully studying the sentences word by word, one should trace them in the Discourses and verify them by the Discipline. If they are neither traceable in the Discourses nor verifiable by the Discipline, one must conclude thus: ‘Certainly, this is not the Blessed One’s utterance; this has been misunderstood by that bhikkhu – or by that community, or by those elders, or by that elder.’ In that way, bhikkhus, you should reject it. – Gautama Buddha

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

Wonder of wonders! Intrinsically all living beings are Gautama Buddhas, endowed with wisdom and virtue, but because men’s minds have become inverted through delusive thinking they fail to perceive this. – Gautama Buddha

Words do not express thoughts very well; everything 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. – Gautama Buddha

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

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

Ye must leave righteous ways behind, not to speak of unrighteous ways. – Gautama Buddha

Yes, Kālāmas, it is proper that you have doubt, that you have perplexity, for a doubt has arisen in a matter which is doubtful. Now, look you Kālāmas, do not be led by reports, or traditions, or hearsay. Be not led by the authority of religious texts, not by the delight in speculative opinions, nor by seeming possibilities, nor by the idea: ‘this is our teacher’. But, O Kalamas, when you know for yourself that certain things are unwholesome, and wrong, and bad, then give them up… And when you know for yourself that certain things are wholesome and good, then accept them and follow them. – Gautama Buddha

Yet the Teaching is simple. Do what is right. Be pure. At the end of the way is freedom. – Gautama Buddha

You are all Gautama Buddhas. – Gautama Buddha

You are all the Gautama Buddha. – Gautama Buddha

You are as the yellow leaf. The messengers of death are at hand. You are to travel far away. What will you take with you? You are the lamp To lighten the way. Then hurry, hurry. When your light shines. – Gautama Buddha

You are far from the end of your journey. The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. See how you love. – Gautama Buddha

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. – Gautama Buddha

You are the source of all purity and impurity. No one purifies another. – Gautama Buddha

You are what you think about. – Gautama Buddha

You are your own master, you make your own future. Therefore discipline yourself as a horse-dealer trains a thoroughbred – Gautama Buddha

You can only make two mistakes when traveling on the road to truth: not starting, and not going all the way. – Gautama Buddha

You can search the entire universe and not find a single being more worthy of love than you. – Gautama Buddha

You can search the world over and you will find no one who is more deserving of your kindness and well wishing than you yourself. – Gautama 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. – Gautama Buddha

You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself. – Gautama Buddha

You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself. – Gautama Buddha

You create what you defend against. – Gautama Buddha

You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy. – Gautama Buddha

You have to do your own work; Enlightened Ones will only show the way. Those who practise meditation will free themselves from the chains of death – Gautama Buddha

You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection. – Gautama Buddha

You must take action yourself, for Gautama Buddhas only teach the way. – Gautama Buddha

You must use the hook of precepts to quickly remove it. – Gautama Buddha

‎You only lose that which you cling to. – Gautama Buddha

You only lose what you cling to. – Gautama 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. – Gautama Buddha

You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers. – Gautama Buddha

You too shall pass away. Knowing this, how can you quarrel? – Gautama Buddha

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

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger… Let a man overcome anger by love. – Gautama Buddha

You yourself must earnestly practice, the enlightened ones only proclaim the path. – Gautama Buddha

You yourself must make an effort. Gautama Buddhas are only show the way. The thoughtful who enter the way are freed from the bondage of defilements. – Gautama Buddha

You yourself must strive. The Gautama Buddhas only point the way. – Gautama Buddha

You, as much as anyone in the universe, deserve your love and respect. – Gautama Buddha

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

Your actions are your only belongings. – Gautama Buddha

Your actions are your only true belongings. – Gautama Buddha

Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care. – Gautama Buddha

Your days pass like rainbows, like a flash of lightning, like a star at dawn. Your life is short. How can you quarrel? – Gautama Buddha

Your enemy can be your greatest teacher. – Gautama Buddha

Your greatest weapon is your enemy’s mind. – Gautama Buddha

Your mind is a powerful thing. When you filter it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. – Gautama Buddha

Your suffering is my suffering and your happiness is my happiness. – Gautama Buddha

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. – Gautama Buddha

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

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. – Gautama Buddha

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. Develop the mind of equilibrium. You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind: follow the calmness, the absence of pride. – Gautama Buddha

Your worst enemy is your best teacher. – Gautama Buddha

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