Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Quotes By Lord Buddha






  1. Mere Suffering exists, No sufferer is found, The deed Is, but No doer of the deed is found, Nirvana is, but not the man that enters it, The path is, but no traveler on it is seen
  2. I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment.
  3. There is only one time when it is essential to awaken. That time is now.
  4. Attachment is the source of all suffering.
  5. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it outside.
  6. The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
  7. The Mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness.
  8. There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
  9. Look within, thou art the Buddha.
  10. 'He insulted me, he cheated me, he beat me, he robbed me.' Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
  11. Thou one man conquers a thousand men, a thousand times in battle, he who conquers himself is the greatest warrior.
  12. He who never thinks of anything as mine' does not feel the lack of anything: he is never worried by a sense of loss.
  13. 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.
  14. The greatest prayer is patience.
  15. Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.
  16. Decay is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence. - Buddha's last words
  17. There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
  18. A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.
  19. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
  20. Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
  21. It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
  22. 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.
  23. Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.
  24. Nothing is permanent.
  25. The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And 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.
  26. 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.
  27. There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: 1.) not going all the way; and 2.) not starting.
  28. 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.
  29. To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.
  30. To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.
  31. We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
  32. What we think, we become.
  33. Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
  34. You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.
  35. The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
  36. 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.
  37. Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
  38. 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?
  39. What we think, we become.
  40. All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
  41. Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.
  42. 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.
  43. In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
  44. I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
  45. It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. ou 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.
  49. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
  50. We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
  51. When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
  57. If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
  58. The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
  59. This Ariyan Eightfold Path, that is to say: Right view, right aim, right speech, right action, right living, right effort, right mindfulness, right contemplation.
  60. 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.
  61. The point of the teachings is to control your own mind. Restrain your mind from greed, and you will keep your body right, your mind pure and your words faithful. Always thinking of the transiency of your life, you will be able to desist from greed and anger and will be able to avoid all evils.
  62. To live a single day and hear a good teaching is better than to live a hundred years without knowing such teaching.
  63. Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart, give yourself to it.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. He is able who thinks he is able.
  69. 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.
  70. 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.
  71. Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
  72. 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.
  73. Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.
  74. Decay is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
  78. To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.
  79. A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.
  80. The mind is everything. What you think you become.
  81. To understand everything is to forgive everything.
  82. An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
  83. However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
  84. 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.
  85. Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
  86. 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.
  87. The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.
  88. 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.
  89. Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death
  90. 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.
  91. As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.
  92. 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.
  93. Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
  94. Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
  95. Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
  96. Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
  97. Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
  98. Thou one man conquers a thousand men, a thousand times in battle, he who conquers himself is the greatest warrior.
  99. 'This is my child, this is my wealth', such thoughts are foolish. If we are unable to own even ourselves, why make such claims?
  100. Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts

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