Budha Quotes

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Quotes2Read.com – Gautama Buddha was born in Nepal . His family name is Siddhārtha. Gautama was the person who began the religion of Buddhism. He lived from about 563 BC to about 483 BC. He is also called Sakyamuni or Tathāgat.

At that time, holy men were usually ascetics. They hurt their bodies in order to help their spiritual beings. They do not do things they like so they can defeat their desires. The most ascetic kinds of holy men were called Jains. They practiced self-denial and made themselves suffer very much. They believed this would free the ātman (soul) from pain and sadness. Siddhārth did these things well. Eventually he was better than his teachers. He still found no answer, and he left his teachers, some friends and he went even farther. He ate only six grains of rice a day. He tried holding his breath. He became just skin and bones, and he nearly died. Still, he had no answer.

Siddhārth started to think again about this path. He thought there might be a better way than hurting himself. He found a fig tree (now called the Bodhi tree) and started to meditate. He told himself that he would not get up until he had found enlightenment. He meditated under the tree for 49 days. His mind is said to have become pure, and then, six years after he began his path, he said he found Enlightenment, and became the Buddha.

The teachings of the Buddha are known as Buddhism. Buddhism is mostly about ending the feeling of pain that all people feel inside. Gautama Buddha taught that pain is a part of all life. He taught that pain is because of desire. And he showed that there is a way to end desire and end pain by doing good things, not doing bad things, and training one’s mind. This is done to end pain and gain enlightenment.

Budha Quotes

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

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

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

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.

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

What we think, we become.

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.

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

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

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

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

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

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

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

It is better to travel well than to arrive.

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.

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

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance

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

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

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

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.

Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.

I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another 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.

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

With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.

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.

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

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.

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.

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

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

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

A jug fills drop by drop.

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.

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?

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.

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.

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 Buddhahood.

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.

The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.

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.

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