Gautama Buddha Inspirational Quotes To Motivate You
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. A jug fills drop by drop. 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. 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? An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea. 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. 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. Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. Doubt everything. Find your own light. Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame. Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely. Every human being is the author of his own health or disease. Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. Happiness is not having a lot. Happiness is giving a lot. Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have. Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little. He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes. Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. 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. Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them? I do not dispute with the world; rather it is the world that disputes with me. I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done. If a man’s thoughts are muddy, If he is reckless and full of deceit, How can he wear the yellow robe? Whoever is master of his own nature, Bright, clear and true, He may indeed wear the yellow robe. If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good. If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. – If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-departing shadow. If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking. If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key. If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. If you knew what I know about the power of giving you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way. If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path. If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another. If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. In the end these things matter most How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go? 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. It is better to travel well than to arrive. It is ridiculous to think that somebody else can make you happy or unhappy. Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. Learn this from water loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm. Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot 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. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine. 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. 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. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. Nothing is permanent. One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed. Pain is certain, suffering is optional. Patience is key. Remember A jug fills drop by drop. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. Purity or impurity depends on oneself, No one can purify another. Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again and you will be filled with joy. Teach this triple truth to all A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. The darkest night is ignorance The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows. The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live. The root of suffering is attachment. The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly. The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood. There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it. There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed. There is no path to happiness happiness is the path. 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. There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind. There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle. Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. 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. Three things cannot be long hidden the sun, the moon, and the truth. To abstain from lying is essentially wholesome. To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. To understand everything is to forgive everything True love is born from understanding. Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment. What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create. Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness. When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death. Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. 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. You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself. You only lose what you cling to. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care. Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it Your worst enemy cannot harm you As much as your own thoughts, unguarded. But once mastered, No one can help you as much, Not even your father or your mother.
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