Buddha Quotes (62) Spiritual Sayings

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About the Author: Gautama Buddha or Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha was a spiritual teacher from the Indian subcontinent, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. The word Buddha is a title for the first awakened being in an era. In most Buddhist traditions, Siddhartha Gautama is regarded as the Supreme Buddha of our age, "Buddha" meaning "awakened one" or "the enlightened one." Gautama taught a Middle Way compared to the severe asceticism found in the Sramana (renunciation) movement common in his region. He later taught throughout regions of eastern India such as Magadha and Kośala.

The time of Gautama's birth and death is uncertain: most historians in the early 20th century dated his lifetime as circa 563 BCE to 483 BCE, but more recent opinion dates his death to between 486 and 483 BCE or, according to some, between 411 and 400 BCE. However, at a specialist symposium on this question held in 1988 in Göttingen, the majority of those scholars who presented definite opinions gave dates within 20 years either side of 400 BCE for the Buddha's death, with others supporting earlier or later dates. These alternative chronologies, however, have not yet been accepted by all other historians.  Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism, and accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic rules are believed by Buddhists to have been summarized after his death and memorized by his followers. Various collections of teachings attributed to him were passed down by oral tradition, and first committed to writing about 400 years later. See website for more info - http://www.buddhanet.net

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
― Gautama Buddha, Sayings Of Buddha


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


The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
― Buddha


“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.”
― Buddha


“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”
― Buddha


“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.”
― Buddha


“All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”
― Buddha


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.
― Buddha


The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.
― Buddha


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.
― Buddha


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.
― Buddha


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


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.
― Buddha


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


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


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


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.
― Buddha


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.
― Buddha


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


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


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


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


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


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


All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
― Buddha


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.
― Buddha


The mind is everything. What you think you become.
― Buddha


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


A jug fills drop by drop.
― Buddha


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


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


It is better to travel well than to arrive.
― Buddha


I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
― Buddha


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


Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
― Buddha


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


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


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


Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.
― Buddha


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


He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.
― Buddha


Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
― Buddha


What we think, we become.
― Buddha


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


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


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


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


There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
― Buddha


The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
― Buddha


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


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


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


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


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


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