Mahatma Buddha famous thoughts

Mahatma Buddha famous thoughts

Mahatma Buddha famous thoughts

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

“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.”

“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.”

“All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
The mind is everything. What you think you become.”

“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.”

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

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

“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”

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

“A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”

“A jug fills drop by drop.”

“To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.”

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

“Purity or impurity depends on oneself,No one can purify another.”

“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.”

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

“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.”

“There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.”

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

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

“The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.”

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“True love is born from understanding.”

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.”

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

“Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.”

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

“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”

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

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

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

“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.”

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

“He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.”

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

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

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

“Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.”

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

“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.”

“In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.”

“Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?”

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

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