Buddha Quotes (71 quotations)

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51. This is what should be done By one who is skilled in goodness, And who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, Straightforward and gentle in speech. Humble and not conceited, Contented and easily satisfied. Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful, Not proud and demanding in nature. Let them not do the slightest thing That the wise would later reprove. - Buddha

52. Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. - Buddha

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. - Buddha

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

55. 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. - Buddha

56. To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. - Buddha

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

58. To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance. - Buddha

59. To understand a holy unity, examine the flame rising from a candle. We see at first two kinds of light, one glistening white and one blue or black. The white light is above and rises in a straight line, the blue or black light is beneath and appears to be the source of the white; yet the two lights are so closely united they form one single flame. But the source formed by the blue or black light is, in turn, attached to the wick under it. The white light never changes, it always remains white; but several shades are distinguishable in the lower light. Moreover, the lower light moves in two opposite directions; above, it is connected to the white light, and below, it is attached to the burning matter; this matter continually consumes itself and rises toward the upper light. It is thus that all that is, reunites with the one unity. - Buddha

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

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

62. 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. - Buddha

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

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

65. 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? - Buddha

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

67. 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. - Buddha

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

69. Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. - Buddha

70. You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. - Buddha

71. Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. - Buddha

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