Quote Archives: Buddha

The birth and the death of beings ~ Buddha

The three realms of existence are like a cloud in autumn: The birth and the death of beings is like a dancer’s movement; A being’s life is like a waterfall, Like a flash of lightning in the sky; It never stops even for a single moment and once it starts, It goes inevitably to its […]

By oneself ~ Buddha

By oneself is evil done; by oneself is one defiled. By oneself is evil left undone; by oneself is one made pure. Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another. Buddha

Radiate boundless love ~ Buddha

Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity. Buddha

As I am ~ Buddha

As I am, so are these. As are these, so am I. Drawing the parallel to yourself, neither kill nor get others to kill.

A person free from remorse ~ Buddha

It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse. Buddha

Winning a battle hard to win ~ Buddha

Whoever doesn’t flare up at someone who’s angry wins a battle hard to win. Buddha

Liberating others ~ Buddha

It is impossible to liberate others while you are bound. It is possible to liberate others when you are free. Buddha

You yourself must strive ~ Buddha

You yourself must strive. The Buddhas only point the way. Those meditative ones who tread the path are released from the bonds of Mara. Buddha

So the sage does not adhere ~ Buddha

As a water bead on a lotus leaf, as water on a red lily, does not adhere, so the sage does not adhere to the seen, the heard, or the sensed. Buddha

The taste of liberation ~ Buddha

Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation. Buddha

The wise master themselves ~ Buddha

Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters shape wood; the wise master themselves. Buddha

Through karma ~ Buddha

Beings evolve through karma, take birth because of karma, enjoy and (function) through karma. Buddha

Solitude ~ Buddha

Apply yourself to solitude. One who is given to solitude knows things as they really are. Buddha

Who is not blamed ~ Buddha

They blame those who remain silent, they blame those speak much, they blame those who speak in moderation. There is none in the world who is not blamed. Buddha

Get up! ~ Buddha

Of what use are your dreams? How can you sleep, when mentally sick, stabbed by the arrow of urge and craving. Buddha

The greatest blessing ~ Buddha

A mind unruffled by the vagaries of fortune, from sorrow freed, from defilements cleansed, from fear liberated — this is the greatest blessing. Buddha

Don’t be heedless ~ Buddha

Over there are the roots of trees; over there, empty dwellings. Practice jhana, monks. Don’t be heedless. Don’t later fall into regret. Buddha

As an elephant in the battlefield ~ Buddha

As an elephant in the battlefield withstands arrows shot from bows all around, even so shall I endure abuse. Buddha

Guard well your thoughts ~ Buddha

Delight in heedfulness! Guard well your thoughts! Buddha

Turning away from suffering ~ Buddha

All conditioned things are impermanent — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering. Buddha