Buddhism Quotes (186) Spiritual Sayings


Summary: Definition of Buddhism. A religion, originated in India by Buddha (Gautama) and later spreading to China, Burma, Japan, Tibet, and parts of southeast Asia, holding that life is full of suffering caused by desire and that the way to end this suffering is through enlightenment that enables one to halt the endless sequence of births and deaths to which one is otherwise subject.



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


“You only lose what you cling to.”
― Gautama Buddha


“If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.”
― Albert Einstein


“We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps.”
― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha


We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
― Dalai Lama


If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.
― Albert Einstein


If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
― Nhat Hanh


Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.
― Dalai Lama


With our thoughts we make the world.
― Gautama Buddha


In Buddhism, both learning and practice are extremely important, and they must go hand in hand. Without knowledge, just to rely on faith, faith, and more faith is good but not sufficient. So the intellectual part must definitely be present. At the same time, strictly intellectual development without faith and practice, is also of no use. It is necessary to combine knowledge born from study with sincere practice in our daily lives. These two must go together.
― Dalai Lama


Buddhism holds that everything is in constant flux. Thus the question is whether we are to accept change passively and be swept away by it or whether we are to take the lead and create positive changes on our own initiative. While conservatism and self-protection might be likened to winter, night, and death, the spirit of pioneering and attempting to realize ideals evokes images of spring, morning, and birth.
― Daisaku Ikeda


Smile, breathe and go slowly.
― Nhat Hanh


If you study carefully, you will see that Buddhism is based on reason. There is an element of flexibility inherent in it, which is not found in any other religion
― B. R. Ambedkar


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
― Dalai Lama


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


In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create disticntions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.
― Gautama Buddha


Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
― Dalai Lama


A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation.
― Stanislav Grof


The essence of Buddhism is if you can, help others. If not, then at least refrain from hurting others.
― Dalai Lama


One thing that attracted me to Buddhism was the support for this larger vision of values.
― Herbie Hancock


Suffering follows the lack of wisdom.
― Frederick Lenz


Obstructions on the way to enlightenment, are you kidding? Hey, they crucify people here. You think this is an easy place?
― Frederick Lenz


Whether it's a fully enlightened Christ or Buddha, or just a more aware Martin Luther King, Kennedy or Gandhi, what did they do with them here? They shoot them, crucify them, and get them out of the way because people are afraid of truth.
― Frederick Lenz


When ever Buddhism has taken root in a new land, there has been a certain variation in the style in which it is observed. The Buddha himself taught differently according to the place, the occasion and the situation of those who were listening to him.
― Dalai Lama


To develop genuine devotion, you must know the meaning of teachings. The main emphasis in Buddhism is to transform the mind, and this transformation depends upon meditation. in order to meditate correctly, you must have knowledge.
― Dalai Lama


Zen Buddhism is a discipline where belief isn't necessary.
― David Sylvian


Suffering follows the lack of wisdom.
― Frederick Lenz


If you stay in the attention you are in, then you can predict everything that will happen to you for the rest of your life.
― Frederick Lenz


Your choices are really very limited. They are limited by your level of awareness. If you can change your level of awareness radically, then you can change your destiny.
― Frederick Lenz


Each of is endlessly generating waves with our actions. If you could see the earth from a vibratory point of view, you would see something like radio waves billions of them, cascading constantly into very complex patterns all over the earth.
― Frederick Lenz


It's important to remember that there are countless views in infinity.
― Frederick Lenz


Let us say your wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend makes you happy. If they leave, you're bound to be unhappy. You are the slave of the thing that makes you happy. You are a junkie and human relationships can be expensive habits.
― Frederick Lenz


Walk in nature. Take the time to be still. Practicing arts, arranging flowers, doing some drawing, working on a computer, brings a sense of stillness into your life.
― Frederick Lenz


Find things that make you feel still, that make you feel good.
― Frederick Lenz


Nature soothes us. Nature heals us, and something more, the woods are a place of power.
― Frederick Lenz


The purpose of life is to love, not necessarily to be loved.
― Frederick Lenz


We are luminous beings. Beneath our transient physical bodies we are made of intelligent light.
― Frederick Lenz


Meditation essentially means having a great time. Some people have applied a sense or a feeling to the meditative experience, such that, meditation has become a quantifiable religious experience, which means it's not any fun!
― Frederick Lenz


When you meditate, you are shifting your state of mind to a higher vibratory level that will give you a much more expansive view.
― Frederick Lenz


Meditation essentially means having a great time.
― Frederick Lenz


Happiness is found principally in meditation.
― Frederick Lenz


As the kundalini rises, the knowledge and powers of those dimensions will begin to come to you.
― Frederick Lenz


In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create disticntions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.
― Gautama Buddha


I feel a lot more secure about the directions I take, than I might have, had I not practiced Buddhism.
― Herbie Hancock


Believe nothing,
No matter where you read it,
Or who has said it,
Not even if I have said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense.
― Gautama Buddha


When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it's because of karma, some past connection.
― Richard Gere


Buddhism has become a socially recognized religious philosophy for Americans, whereas it used to be considered an exotic religion.
― Thurston Moore


I try to make sure that the Buddhism is more or less implicit in the music rather than explicit
― Duncan Sheik


Nature soothes us. Nature heals us, and something more, the woods are a place of power. Any woods that are still surviving on this planet, those are powerful areas to have kept themselves free from the encroachment of the industrial societies of our earth.
― Frederick Lenz


Buddhism has in it no idea of there being a moral law laid down by somekind of cosmic lawgiver.
― Alan Watts


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


Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little
― Gautama Buddha


Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
― Dalai Lama


Even if things don't unfold the way you expected, don't be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.
― Daisaku Ikeda


Spiritual balance is the principle that allows the mind to be still. You cannot expect the world to settle down, everything to work out, in order for you to be happy. You have to get control of your mind.
― Frederick Lenz


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


A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
― Gautama Buddha


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


All that we are is the result of what we have thought; what we think we become.
― Gautama 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...
― Gautama Buddha


We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act.
― Gautama Buddha


What you think you become.
― Gautama Buddha


The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
― Gautama Buddha


Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
― Gautama Buddha


There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
― Gautama Buddha


To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
― Gautama Buddha


Concentrate the mind on the present moment.
― Gautama Buddha


Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love.
― Gautama Buddha


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


If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
― Gautama 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 No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
― Gautama Buddha


Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. 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.
― Gautama 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.
― Gautama Buddha


If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
― Gautama Buddha


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


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


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


An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
― Edward de Bono


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


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


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


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


It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.
― Gautama 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?
― Gautama Buddha


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


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


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


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


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


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


There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it. To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.
― Gautama Buddha


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


The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.
― Atisa


Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
― Gautama Buddha


Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. Develop the mind of equilibrium. You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind: follow the calmness, the absence of pride.
― Gautama Buddha


In what is seen, there should be just the seen; In what is heard, there should be just the heard; In what is sensed, there should be just the sensed; In what is thought, there should be just the thought. He should not kill a living being, nor cause it to be killed, nor should he incite another to kill. Do not injure any being, either strong or weak in the world.
― Gautama Buddha


A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.
― Gautama Buddha


Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
― Gautama Buddha


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.
― Gautama Buddha


Born out of concern for all beings.
― Gautama Buddha


Whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings...that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
― Gautama Buddha


Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.
― Gautama Buddha


The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways.
― Gautama Buddha


One should not kill a living being, nor cause it to be killed, nor should one incite another to kill. Do not injure any being, either strong or weak, in the world.
― Gautama Buddha


The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.
― Atisa


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?
― Gautama Buddha


When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.
― Gautama Buddha


Conquer the angry man by love.
― Gautama Buddha


The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
― Atisa


Suttas are not meant to be 'sacred scriptures' that tell us what to believe. One should read them, listen to them, think about them, contemplate them, and investigate the present reality, the present experience with them. Then, and only then, can one insightfully know the truth beyond words.
― Ajahn Sumedho


All know the way, but few actually walk it.
― Bodhidharma


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.
― Gautama Buddha


The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
― Dalai Lama


The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
― Pema Chodron


Renunciation is not getting rid of the things of this world, but accepting that they pass away.
― Robert Baker Aitken


These teachings are like a raft, to be abandoned once you have crossed the flood. Since you should abandon even good states of mind generated by these teachings, How much more so should you abandon bad states of mind!
― Gautama Buddha


A brahmin once asked The Blessed One: "Are you a God?" "No, brahmin" said The Blessed One. "Are you a saint?" "No, brahmin" said The Blessed One. "Are you a magician?" "No, brahmin" said The Blessed One. "What are you then?" "I am awake."
― Gautama Buddha


Let your love flow outward through the universe, To its height, its depth, its broad extent, A limitless love, without hatred or enmity. Then as you stand or walk, Sit or lie down, As long as you are awake, Strive for this with a one-pointed mind; Your life will bring heaven to earth.
― Gautama Buddha


Just as a mother would protect with her life her own son, her only son, so one should cultivate an unbounded mind towards all beings, and loving-kindness towards all the world. One should cultivate an unbounded mind, above and below and across, without obstruction, without enmity, without rivalry. Standing, or going, or seated, or lying down, as long as one is free from drowsiness, one should practice this mindfulness. This, they say, is the holy state here.
― Gautama Buddha


Make an island of yourself, make yourself your refuge; there is no other refuge. Make truth your island, make truth your refuge; there is no other refuge.
― Gautama Buddha


Solitude is happiness for one who is content, who has heard the Dhamma and clearly sees. Non-affliction is happiness in the world - harmlessness towards all living beings.
― Gautama Buddha


The fool thinks he has won a battle when he bullies with harsh speech, but knowing how to be forbearing alone makes one victorious.
― Gautama Buddha


Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise.
― Gautama Buddha


The mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness.
― Gautama Buddha


The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
― Gautama Buddha


So in this case, Kalamas, don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, 'This contemplative is our teacher.' When you know for yourselves that, 'These qualities are unskillful; these qualities are blameworthy; these qualities are criticized by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to harm & to suffering' - then you should abandon them.
― Gautama Buddha


We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it?
― Gautama Buddha


If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.
― Gautama Buddha


Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.
― Gautama Buddha


Watch the thought and its ways with care, and let it spring from love born out of concern for all beings.
― Gautama Buddha


True love is born from understanding.
― Gautama Buddha


It is my conviction that there is no way to peace - peace is the way.
― Nhat Hanh


Many people think excitement is happiness.... But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.
― Nhat Hanh


Do not encumber your mind with useless thoughts. What good does it do to brood on the past or anticipate the future? Remain in the simplicity of the present moment.
― Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche


All that you seek is already within you. In Hinduism it is called the Atman, in Buddhism the pure Buddha-Mind. Christ said, 'the kingdom of heaven is within you.' Quakers call it the ‘still small voice within.’ This is the space of full awareness that is in harmony with all the universe, and thus is wisdom itself.
― Ram Dass


Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.
― Shunryu Suzuki


The secret of Buddhism is to remove all ideas, all concepts, in order for the truth to have a chance to penetrate, to reveal itself.
― Nhat Hanh


When the mind is exhausted of images, it invents its own.
― Gary Snyder


So, my unsolicited advice to women in the workplace is this. When faced with sexism, or ageism, or lookism, or even really aggressive Buddhism, ask yourself the following question: “Is this person in between me and what I want to do?” If the answer is no, ignore it and move on. Your energy is better used doing your work and outpacing people that way. Then, when you’re in charge, don’t hire the people who were jerky to you.
― Tina Fey


We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps.
― Hermann Hesse


Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
― Nhat Hanh


If science proves some belief of Buddhism wrong, then Buddhism will have to change. In my view, science and Buddhism share a search for the truth and for understanding reality. By learning from science about aspects of reality where its understanding may be more advanced, I believe that Buddhism enriches its own worldview.
― Dalai Lama


Buddhism is a path of supreme optimism, for one of its basic tenets is that no human life or experience is to be wasted or forgotten, but all should be transformed into a source of wisdom and compassionate living.
― Taitetsu Unno


To observe and watch one's own mind is something really interesting. The untrained mind will run and follow its old habit patterns. Because it has not been trained and taught, it will get lost in all kinds of stories and issues. Therefore we have to train our mind. The meditation practice in Buddhism is all about training one's own mind.
― Ajahn Chah


You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.
― Alan Watts


To study Buddhism is to study ourselves. To study ourselves is to forget ourselves.
― Dogen


Don't use Buddhism to become a Buddhist. Use Buddhism to become better at whatever else in your life you are doing already.
― Dalai Lama


Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.
― Alan Watts


The purpose of studying Buddhism is not to study Buddhism, but to study ourselves.
― Shunryu Suzuki


It is good to remember that the goal of Buddhism is to create Buddhas, not Buddhists, as the goal of Christianity is to create Christs, not Christians. In the same vein, my teachings are not meant to acquire followers or imitators, but to awaken beings to eternal truth and thus to awakened life and living.
― Adyashanti


When we seek happiness through accumulation, either outside of ourselves-from other people, relationships, or material goods-or from our own self-development, we are missing the essential point. In either case we are trying to find completion. But according to Buddhism, such a strategy is doomed. Completion comes not from adding another piece to ourselves but from surrendering our ideas of perfection.
― Mark Epstein


When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love.
― Nhat Hanh


If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.
― Dalai Lama


Western laziness consists of cramming our lives with compulsive activity, so that there is no time at all to confront the real issues.
― Sogyal Rinpoche


The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favourable.
― Matthieu Ricard


Knowledge does not mean mastering a great quantity of different information, but understanding the nature of mind. This knowledge can penetrate each one of our thoughts and illuminate each one of our perceptions.
― Matthieu Ricard


Somehow, in the process of trying to deny that things are always changing, we lose our sense of the sacredness of life. We tend to forget that we are part of the natural scheme of things.
― Pema Chodron


Modern civilization is largely devoted to the pursuit of the cult of delusion. There is no general information about the nature of mind. It is hardly ever written about by writers or intellectuals; modern philosophers do not speak of it directly; the majority of scientists deny it could possibly be there at all. It plays no part in popular culture: no one sings about it, no one talks about it in plays, and it's not on TV. We are actually educated into believing that nothing is real beyond what we can perceive with our ordinary senses.
― Sogyal Rinpoche


We are awakened to the profound realization that the true path to liberation is to let go of everything.
― Jack Kornfield


You cannot live sheltered forever without being exposed, and at the same time be a spiritual adventurer. Be audacious. Be crazy in your own way, with that madness in the eyes of man that is wisdom in the eyes of God. Take risks, search and search again, search everywhere, in every way, do not let a single opportunity or chance that life offers pass you by, and do not be petty and mean, trying to drive a hard bargain.
― Arnaud Desjardins


We need a repeated discipline, a genuine training, in order to let go of our old habits of mind and to find and sustain a new way of seeing.
― Jack Kornfield


Nothing goes right on the outside when nothing is going right on the inside.
― Matthieu Ricard


When the mind is full of memories and preoccupied by the future, it misses the freshness of the present moment. In this way, we fail to recognize the luminous simplicity of mind that is always present behind the veils of thought.
― Matthieu Ricard


We can always begin again.
― Jack Kornfield


On days when the sky is grey, the sun has not disappeared forever.
― Arnaud Desjardins


Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing.
― Pema Chodron


Envy and jealousy stem from the fundamental inability to rejoice at someone else's happiness or success
― Matthieu Ricard


Humility does not mean believing oneself to be inferior, but to be freed from self-importance. It is a state of natural simplicity which is in harmony with our true nature and allows us to taste the freshness of the present moment.
― Matthieu Ricard


When we let go of our battles and open our hearts to things as they are, then we come to rest in the present moment. This is the beginning and the end of spiritual practice.
― Jack Kornfield


Our lives are lived in intense and anxious struggle, in a swirl of speed and aggression, in competing, grasping, possessing and achieving, forever burdening ourselves with extraneous activities and preoccupations.
― Sogyal Rinpoche


Simplifying our lives does not mean sinking into idleness, but on the contrary, getting rid of the most subtle aspect of laziness: the one which makes us take on thousands of less important activities.
― Matthieu Ricard


Life is movement. The more life there is, the more flexibility there is. The more fluid you are, the more you are alive.
― Arnaud Desjardins


Buddha taught kindness towards lower beings; and since then there has not been a sect in India that has not taught charity to all beings, even to animals. This kindness, this mercy, this charity - greater than any doctrine - are what Buddhism left to us.
― Swami Vivekananda


True freedom means freeing oneself from the dictates of the ego and its accompanying emotions.
― Matthieu Ricard


Buddhism teaches us that happiness does not come from any kind of acquisitiveness, be it material or psychological. Happiness comes from letting go. In Buddhism, the impenetrable, separate, and individuated self is more of the problem than the solution.
― Mark Epstein


Buddhism, I think, is probably facing the single most difficult transition from one historical epoch to another, which is really the transition to modernity.
― Stephen Batchelor


While 'Buddhism' suggests another belief system, 'dharma practice' suggests a course of action. The four ennobling truths are not propositions to believe; they are challenges to act.
― Stephen Batchelor

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