Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Famous Buddhist Quotes & Sayings

  • Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
  • You only lose what you cling to.
  • Fill your mind with compassion.
  • We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.
  • 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.
  • We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What we think, we become.
  • 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.
  • Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
  • He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
  • 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
  • Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
  • 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.
  • Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
  • Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
  • 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;
    If he has conquered greed nothing can limit his freedom.
  • One of his students asked Buddha, "Are you the messiah?"
    "No", answered Buddha.
    "Then are you a healer?"
    "No", 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", Buddha replied.

24 Comments:

ugyen said...

Truly a Immortal Quotes.

subir kr datta said...

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Anonymous said...

Hello,
These Quotes can help a person a lot in life, but I am amazed at how similar they are to the lessons that prophet Muhammed (pbuh) tried to teach.
May peace be with you.

Anonymous said...

Good, thoughtful and inspiring quotes. These quotes bring out the beauty of life and and lay before us the truth that we quiet often fail to see in our lives.
Chk out some more quotes at Buddhist Tourism

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Anonymous said...

Why can't we embrace all religions for the insight they bring rather than the belief set they hold (Gods, Heaven, Hell). Whose right? Whose wrong? Who cares? Why can't we just accept all as pieces of the puzzle that is the Greater Truth?

Anonymous said...

Why should we embrace all religions for the insights they bring? They don't bring insight at all, only (a justification for) discord, war, intolerance, and death; just check history. The actual question should be why we can't seem to be able to get rid of religion, even in light of the above - people don't seem to be able to handle the fairy tales at all - and use science and common sense as a rational basis for our everyday lives instead? It would make things a LOT easier (not to mention more logical).

florian said...

to anonymous, may 22, 2008 12:12
ren&stimpy put it better than me: "listen ,you idiot!"

florian said...

oh shit, wrong post, all those anonymous confuse me, my post was for the anonymous may 24, 2008 1:16 PM
my sincere apologies, anonymous may 22, 2008 12:12 am

florian said...

for anonymous may 24, 2008 1:16 PM:
LOGICAL?! try BSOD, pal! we're anything BUT logical, we're fuzzy (intuitive) and humanitarian. why? it's against evolutionism, "survival of the fittest", heya?!

Oyunlar said...

Great Quotes I love them :)

Oyun said...

Cool stuff, but in the isometric, is the perspective meant to be inverted? Things get larger as the distance increases, which isn’t really how that whole thing is supposed to work.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous said
science is a religion......

oyunlar1 said...

great article thank you

program indir said...

These quotes bring out the beauty of life and and lay before us the truth that we quiet often fail to see in our lives.

Car Pictures said...

Great article thanks

program indir said...

it's against evolutionism, "survival of the fittest", heya?!

Tee said...

I love "We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world." I'll have to incorporate that into my next post about thinking!

Definitely some uplifting words here.

Anonymous said...

I would like to point out that the sixth quote, "We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world", is actually the work of Lao Tzu from his work on the Tao Teh Ching, making it a Taoist quote, not a Buddhist quote. Aside from that, they are good sayings ^_^

cloudcave said...

To Anon. Mar. 2 2011: OMG, 2 great men had the same thought! That has never happened before! On a lighter note, there were quite a few Chinese who thought that after he left for the west, Lao Tzu reached India and was nkown there as The Buddha....

Kim said...

To Anon. Mar 2: OMG, 2 great men had the same thought, that has NEVER happened before! Actually, there were many Chinese who thought that after he left for the west, Lao Tzu made his way to India where he was known as The Buddha. Until an emperor outlawed this view....

Anonymous said...

Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

budhdhism fucking rules!

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