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Buddha Quote #404 - Peace, in the sense of the absence of war ...

Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighbouring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. True peace with oneself and with the world around us can only be achieved through the development of mental peace. The other phenomena mentioned above are similarly interrelated. Thus, for example, we see that a clean environment, wealth or democracy mean little in the face of war, especially nuclear war, and that material development is not sufficient to ensure human happiness.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #120 - A man is born alone and dies alone ...

A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.

By Chanakya

Buddha Quote #153 - Where ignorance is our master ...

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #417 - When we start out on a spiritual path ...

When we start out on a spiritual path we often have ideals we think we're supposed to live up to. We feel we're supposed to be better than we are in some way. But with this practice you take yourself completely as you are. Then ironically, taking in pain - breathing it in for yourself and all others in the same boat as you are - heightens your awareness of exactly where you're stuck.

By Pema Chodron

Buddha Quote #277 - So if we love someone, we should train in being able to listen ...

So if we love someone, we should train in being able to listen. By listening with calm and understanding, we can ease the suffering of another person. [True Love. A Practice for Awakening the Heart.]

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #360 - Are you the messiah? ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #315 - A book has but one vioce ...

A book has but one vioce, but it does not instruct everyone alike.

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #229 - I always tell my Western friends ...

I always tell my Western friends that it is best to keep your own tradition. Changing religion is not easy and sometimes causes confusion. You must value your tradition and honor your own religion.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #17 - The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #382 - Buddha's teachings lies in compassion ...

The foundation of the Buddha's teachings lies in compassion, and the reason for practicing the teachings is to wipe out the persistence of ego, the number-one enemy of compassion.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #351 - There is pleasure when a sore is scratched, ...

There is pleasure when a sore is scratched, But to be without sores is more pleasurable still. Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires, But to be without desires is more pleasurable still.

By Nagarjuna

Buddha Quote #325 - A man is hindered and distracted ...

A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #126 - A good traveler ...

A good traveler has no fixed plan, and is not intent on arriving.

By Lao Tzu

Buddha Quote #221 - Irrespective of whether we are believers or agnostics ...

Irrespective of whether we are believers or agnostics, whether we believe in God or karma, moral ethics is a code which everyone is able to pursue.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #370 - The way to overcome negative thoughts ...

The way to overcome negative thoughts and destructive emotions is to develop opposing, positive emotions that are stronger and more powerful.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #144 - Sleep is the best meditation. ...

Sleep is the best meditation.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #240 - One of the basic points is kindness ...

One of the basic points is kindness. With kindness, with love and compassion, with his feeling that is the essence of brotherhood, sisterhood, one will have inner peace. This compassionate feeling is the basis of inner peace.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #192 - Silence is sometimes the best answer ...

Silence is sometimes the best answer

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #244 - To be kind, honest and have positive thoughts ...

To be kind, honest and have positive thoughts; to forgive those who harm us and treat everyone as a friend; to help those who are suffering and never to consider ourselves superior to anyone else: even if this advice seems rather simplistic, make the effort of seeing whether by following it you can find greater happiness.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #131 - My Religion is simple ...

My Religion is simple; My Religion is kindness.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #414 - The only reason we don't open our hearts ...

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.

By Pema Chodron

Buddha Quote #4 - Let us rise up and be thankful ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #46 - To be idle is a short road to death ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #33 - Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #346 - Do not follow the ideas of others ...

Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.

By Dogen

Buddha Quote #53 - We are shaped by our thoughts ...

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #396 - Personally I'm quite jovial ...

Personally I'm quite jovial with not much worry. I do my best, which is moderation, and failure doesn't matter.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #80 - It is nature's law ...

It is nature's law that rivers wind, trees grow wood, and, given the opportunity, women work iniquity.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #172 - Live your daily life in a way that you never lose yourself. ...

Live your daily life in a way that you never lose yourself. When you are carried away with your worries, fears, cravings, anger, and desire, you run away from yourself and you lose yourself. The practice is always to go back to oneself.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #264 - You should study not only that you become a mother ...

You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.

By Dogen

Buddha Quote #257 - Whether one is rich or poor ...

Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or nonbelieving, man or woman, black, white, or brown, we are all the same. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we are all equal. We all share basic needs for food, shelter, safety, and love. We all aspire to happiness and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture, and language make no difference.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #422 - A further sign of health ...

A further sign of health is that we don't become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it's time to stop struggling and look directly at what's threatening us.

By Pema Chodron

Buddha Quote #162 - Breath is the bridge ...

Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #122 - On life's journey Faith is nourishment ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #234 - If we think only of ourselves ...

If we think only of ourselves, forget about other people, then our minds occupy very small area. Inside that small area, even tiny problem appears very big. But the moment you develop a sense of concern for others, you realize that, just like ourselves, they also want happiness; they also want satisfaction. When you have this sense of concern, your mind automatically widens. At this point, your own problems, even big problems, will not be so significant. The result? Big increase in peace of mind. So, if you think only of yourself, only your own happiness, the result is actually less happiness. You get more anxiety, more fear.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #332 - Occasions do not make ...

Occasions do not make a man either strong or weak but they show what he is

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #413 - I can be kind to them for short periods only ...

Tenzin Gyatso talking about raising children:

I'm no expert. I can be kind to them for short periods only. I know how to tease them and make them laugh.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #173 - People deal too much with the negative ...

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong...Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #289 - Humility is not cowardice ...

Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers.

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #182 - A bodhisattva is someone who has compassion ...

A bodhisattva is someone who has compassion within himself or herself and who is able to make another person smile or help someone suffer less. Every one of us is capable of this.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #339 - It is much safer to obey than to rule ...

It is much safer to obey than to rule

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #137 - If you have a particular faith or religion ...

If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #441 - Attachment is the source of all suffering. ...

Attachment is the source of all suffering.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #410 - Compassion and love ...

Compassion and love is the source of external and internal peace and is also the root of racial survival.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #30 - Hatred does not cease by hatred ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #393 - It is human beings that we conflict with ...

It is human beings that we conflict with, so special emphasis should be placed on developing compassion for them.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #255 - When something needs to be done in the world ...

When something
needs to be done in the world
to rectify the wrongs,
if one is really concerned
with benefiting others,
one needs to be
engaged, involved.
This is action out of compassion.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #114 - Those who have passions are never able to preceive the Way ...

Those who have passions are never able to preceive the Way; for it is like stirring up clear water with hands; people may come there wishing to find a reflection of their faces, which, however, they will never see. A mind troubled and vexed with the passions is impure, and on that account it never sees the Way. O monks, do away with passions. When the dirt of passion is removed the Way will manifest itself.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #371 - Self-discipline is crucial to a simpler ...

Self-discipline is crucial to a simpler, more contented life.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #326 - But because many endeavor ...

But because many endeavor to get knowledge rather than to live well, they are often deceived and reap little or no benefit from their labor.

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #51 - Virtue is persecuted more ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #364 - If you wish to experience peace ...

If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #11 - The only real failure in life ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #149 - There is no need for temples ...

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #224 - The way to change others' minds ...

The way to change others' minds is with affection, and not anger.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #279 - The essence of love and compassion is understanding ...

The essence of love and compassion is understanding, the ability to recognize the physical, material, and psychological suffering of others, to put ourselves "inside the skin" of the other. We "go inside" their body, feelings, and mental formations, and witness for ourselves their suffering. Shallow observation as an outsider is not enough to see their suffering. We must become one with the subject of our observation. When we are in contact with another's suffering, a feeling of compassion is born in us. Compassion means, literally, "to suffer with."

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #310 - Intelligence must follow faith ...

Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #335 - A passionate man turneth even good into evil ...

FIRST keep thyself in peace, and then shalt thou be able to be a peacemaker towards others. A peaceable man doth more good than a well-learned. A passionate man turneth even good into evil and easily believeth evil; a good, peaceable man converteth all things into good. He who dwelleth in peace is suspicious of none, but he who is discontented and restless is tossed with many suspicions, and is neither quiet himself nor suffereth others to be quiet. He often saith what he ought not to say, and omitteth what it were more expedient for him to do. He considereth to what duties others are bound, and neglecteth those to which he is bound himself. Therefore be zealous first over thyself, and then mayest thou righteously be zealous concerning thy neighbour.

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #1 - It is better ...

It is better to travel well than to arrive.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #319 - What else does anxiety ...

What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #113 - Good is to practice the Way ...

Good is to practice the Way and to follow the truth. Great is the heart that is in accord with the Way.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #434 - Good men and bad men differ radically ...

Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to everyone else.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #420 - Compassionate action starts with seeing yourself ...

Compassionate action starts with seeing yourself when you start to make yourself right and when you start to make yourself wrong. At that point you could just contemplate the fact that there is a larger alternative to either of those, a more tender, shaky kind of place where you could live. - In the Gap Between Right and Wrong

By Pema Chodron

Buddha Quote #164 - The most precious gift we can offer ...

The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #239 - Every single being, even those who are hostile to us ...

Every single being, even those who are hostile to us, is just as afraid of suffering as we are, and seeks happiness in the same way we do. Every person has the same right as we do to be happy and not to suffer. So let's take care of others wholeheartedly, of both our friends and our enemies. This is the basis for true compassion.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #429 - When you realize how perfect everything is ...

When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #167 - Life can be found only in the present moment ...

Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #106 - When an evil-man, seeing you practise goodness, ...

When an evil-man, seeing you practise goodness, comes and maticiously insults you, you should patiently endure it and not feel angry with him, for the evil-man is insulting himself by trying to insult you.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #431 - He is never worried by a sense of loss ...

He who never thinks of anything as "mine" does not feel the lack of anything — he is never worried by a sense of loss.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #450 - Everyone wants happiness ...

Everyone wants happiness; nobody wants to suffer. Many problems around us are a mental projection of certain negative or unpleasant things. If we analyze our own mental attitude, we may find it quite unbearable. Therefore, a well-balanced mind is very useful and we should try and have a stable mental state.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #129 - Be - don't try to become ...

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been telling you a very simple fact: Be - don't try to become. Within these two words, be and becoming, your whole life is contained. Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.

By OSHO

Buddha Quote #378 - The true antidote to greed is contentment ...

The true antidote to greed is contentment. If you have a strong sense of contentment, it doesn't matter whether you obtain the object of your desire or not. Either way, you are still content.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #84 - The law Eternal ...

Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled by non-hatred - this is the law Eternal.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #39 - It is a man's own mind ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #115 - Do not believe in anything ...

Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #49 - To live a pure unselfish life ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #379 - The time has come to think more wisely, hasn't it? ...

The time has come to think more wisely, hasn't it?

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #435 - Let yourself be open and life will be easier ...

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #214 - If you have fear of some pain or suffering ...

If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #134 - Happiness is not something ready made ...

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #47 - To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #140 - It is necessary to help others ...

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #401 - You have to accept reality. ...

You have to accept reality. This has helped me come closer to reality.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #406 - To combat hatred ...

To combat hatred directed toward a person, a Buddhist cultivates loving kindness toward that person.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #405 - Our ancestors viewed the earth ...

Our ancestors viewed the earth as rich and bountiful, which it is.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #223 - I don't know whether the universe ...

I don't know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #286 - Swami Sivananda ...

Know that wealth, sex-delights, power, learning are all bondage. This is the beginning of wisdom

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #175 - There is no enlightenment ...

There is no enlightenment outside of daily life.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #280 - When thoughts arise, then do all things arise ...

When thoughts arise, then do all things arise. When thoughts vanish, then do all things vanish.

By Huang Po

Buddha Quote #261 - To support mother and father ...

To support mother and father, to cherish wife and child and to have a simple livelihood; this is the good luck.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #386 - The deep root of failure in our lives is to think, ...

The deep root of failure in our lives is to think, 'Oh how useless and powerless I am.' It is essential to think strongly and forcefully, 'I can do it,' without boasting or fretting.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #181 - If in our daily life we can smile ...

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #238 - When selflessness is seen in objects ...

When selflessness is seen in objects, the seed of cyclic existence is destroyed.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #307 - Terrible is the fight ...

Terrible is the fight put up by the senses. Fight bravely! Conquer them you must

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #219 - If scientific analysis were conclusively ...

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

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #67 - A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #32 - Health is the greatest gift ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #168 - If our love is only a will to possess ...

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

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #306 - Today is you own ...

Today is you own. Tomorrow perchance may never come.

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #86 - On a long journey of human life ...

On a long journey of human life, faith is the best of companions; it is the best refreshment on the journey; and it is the greatest property.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #446 - Explain the meaning of compassion ...

I would like to explain the meaning of compassion, which is often misunderstood. Genuine compassion is based not on our own projections and expectations, but rather on the rights of the other: irrespective of whether another person is a close friend

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #3 - Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #451 - The very purpose of religion is to control yourself ...

The very purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others. Rather, we must criticize ourselves. How much am I doing about my anger? About my attachment, about my hatred, about my pride, my jealousy? These are the things which we must check in daily life.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #299 - Life has meaning only in the struggle ...

Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #353 - So, to praise others for their virtues ...

So, to praise others for their virtues - Can but encourage one's own efforts

By Nagarjuna

Buddha Quote #292 - Do not love leisure ...

Do not love leisure. Waste not a minute. Be bold. Realize the Truth, here and now!

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #421 - When you begin to touch your heart ...

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless, that it doesn't have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space.

By Pema Chodron

Buddha Quote #174 - When we come into contact with the other person ...

When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until we see clearly that our love is not contingent upon the other person being lovable.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #312 - Whenever you do a thing ...

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #125 - Be Content with what you have ...

Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

By Lao Tzu

Buddha Quote #321 - Without the way ...

Without the way , there is no going; without the truth, there is no knowing; without the life, there is no living.

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #294 - There is no end of craving ...

There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #176 - Reconciliation is to understand both sides ...

Reconciliation is to understand both sides; to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side, and then go to the other side and describe the suffering being endured by the first side.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #210 - It is under the greatest adversity ...

It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #206 - When you realize you've made a mistake ...

When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #349 - You should study not only ...

You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.

By Dogen

Buddha Quote #133 - Be kind whenever possible ...

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #369 - Dangerous consequences ...

Dangerous consequences will follow when politicians and rulers forget moral principles. Whether we believe in God or karma, ethics is the foundation of every religion.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #58 - When one has the feeling of dislike for evil ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #265 - Water which is too pure has no fish. ...

Water which is too pure has no fish.

By Ts'ai Ken T'an

Buddha Quote #207 - The purpose of all the major religious traditions ...

The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #190 - Love is the absence of judgment ...

Love is the absence of judgment

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #68 - A good friend who points out mistakes ...

A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #66 - A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #230 - Non-violence means dialogue ...

Non-violence means dialogue, using our language, the human language. Dialogue means compromise; respecting each other’s rights; in the spirit of reconciliation there is a real solution to conflict and disagreement. There is no hundred percent winner, no hundred percent loser—not that way but half-and-half. That is the practical way, the only way.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #42 - Your work is to discover your world ...

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #262 - We must be diligent today ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #23 - All wrong-doing arises because of mind ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #22 - All that we are is the result of what we have thought ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #383 - A truly peaceful mind is very sensitive, very aware ...

Do not confuse peace of mind with spaced-out insensitivity. A truly peaceful mind is very sensitive, very aware.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #71 - Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #358 - No existents whatsoever are evident ...

No existents whatsoever are evident anywhere that are arisen from themselves, from another, from both, or from a non-cause.

By Nagarjuna

Buddha Quote #467 - Human beings are not intrinsically selfish ...

Human beings are not intrinsically selfish, which isolates us from others. We are essentially social animals who depend on others to meet our needs. We achieve happiness, prosperity and progress through social interaction. Therefore, having a kind and helpful attitude contributes to our own and others' happiness.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #217 - Remember that sometimes not getting what you want ...

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #10 - The mind is everything ...

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #193 - Remember that the best relationship ...

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #188 - Happiness is not something ready made ...

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #253 - A good motivation is what is needed ...

A good motivation is what is needed: compassion without dogmatism, without complicated philosophy; just understanding that others are human brothers and sisters and respecting their human rights and dignities. That we humans can help each other is one of our unique human capacities.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #334 - The acknowledgment of our weakness ...

The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss.

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #92 - Virtue is persecuted more ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #276 - Training is needed in order to love properly ...

Training is needed in order to love properly; and to be able to give happiness and joy, you must practice DEEP LOOKING directed toward the other person you love. Because if you do not understand this person, you cannot love properly. Understanding is the essence of love. If you cannot understand, you cannot love. That is the message of the Buddha. [True Love. A Practice for Awakening the Heart.]

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #270 - If you wish to know the divine ...

If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand.

By Eido Tai Shimano Roshi

Buddha Quote #61 - You can search throughout the entire universe ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #158 - The whole purpose of religion ...

The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, forgiveness.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #235 - One problem with our current society ...

One problem with our current society is that we have an attitude towards education as if it is there to simply make you more clever, make you more ingenious... Even though our society does not emphasize this, the most important use of knowledge and education is to help us understand the importance of engaging in more wholesome actions and bringing about discipline within our minds. The proper utilization of our intelligence and knowledge is to effect changes from within to develop a good heart.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #55 - What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman ...

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?

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #6 - On life's journey faith is nourishment ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #455 - A wider of more altruistic attitude ...

A wider of more altruistic attitude is very relevant in today's world. If we look at the situation from various angles, such as the complexity and inter-connectedness of the nature of modern existence, then we will gradually notice a change in our outlook, so that when we say 'others' and when we think of others, we will no longer dismiss them as something that is irrelevant to us. We will no longer feel indifferent.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #141 - It is very important to generate a good attitude ...

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #15 - The way is not in the sky ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #242 - Because we all share ...

Because we all share
an identical need for love,
it is possible to feel that
anybody we meet,
in whatever circumstances,
is a brother or sister.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #443 - I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance ...

I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultiv

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #343 - Keep yourself a stranger ...

Keep yourself a stranger and pilgrim upon earth, to whom the affairs of this world are of no concern

By Unknown

Buddha Quote #284 - There is something good in all seeming failures ...

There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #250 - Self satisfaction alone cannot determine ...

Self satisfaction alone cannot determine if a desire or action is positive or negative. The demarcation between a positive and a negative desire or action is not whether it gives you a immediate feeling of satisfaction, but whether it ultimately results in positive or negative consequences.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #202 - World peace must develop from inner peace ...

World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #16 - The whole secret of existence is to have no fear ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #143 - Old friends pass away, new friends appear ...

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #302 - Give up salt, give up sugar, give up spices, give up vegetables ...

Give up salt, give up sugar, give up spices, give up vegetables, give up chutnies, give up tamarind. Serve Bhangis, serve rogues, serve inferiors, remove faecal matter. Do not revenge, resist not evil, return good for evil, bear insult and injury. Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #355 - The logs of wood which move down the river ...

The logs of wood which move down the river together Are driven apart by every wave. Such inevitable parting Should not be the cause of misery

By Nagarjuna

Buddha Quote #38 - In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; ...

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then beleive them to be true.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #354 - Neither from itself nor from another ...

Neither from itself nor from another,
Nor from both,
Nor without a cause,
Does anything whatever, anywhere arise

By Nagarjuna

Buddha Quote #179 - The practice of peace and reconciliation ...

The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #82 - Let yourself be open and life will be easier ...

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #218 - All suffering is caused by ignorance ...

All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #408 - Your own pain is involuntary ...

Your own pain is involuntary; you feel overwhelmed and have no control. When feeling the pain of others, there is an element of discomfort, but there also is a level of stability because you are voluntarily accepting pain. It gives you a sense of confidence.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #109 - Evil-doers who denounce the wise resemble a person who spits against the sky ...

Evil-doers who denounce the wise resemble a person who spits against the sky; the spittle will never reach the sky; but comes down on himself.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #394 - One of the secrets of inner peace ...

One of the secrets of inner peace is the practice of compassion

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #269 - Develop the mind of equilibrium ...

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.

By Sutta Nipata

Buddha Quote #59 - Without health life is not life ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #337 - All men commend patience ...

All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #412 - There is a danger ...

There is a danger when I speak in English that you will get misunderstanding, because I use the wrong word. Sometimes I confuse the words pessimism and optimism.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #256 - The motivation of all religious practice is similar ...

The motivation of all religious practice is similar:
love, sincerity, honesty.
The way of life
of practically all religious persons
is consistent.
The teachings
of tolerance, love, and compassion
are the same.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #20 - There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #388 - Time is always moving ...

Time is always moving. The important thing is to learn from the past and then look forward to the future.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #132 - All major religious traditions carry basically the same message ...

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #367 - There is an old Tibetan saying ...

There is an old Tibetan saying: wherever you feel at home, you are at home. If your surroundings are pleasant, you are at home.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #464 - Narcissism breeds contempt, and if contempt exists then compassion cannot flourish ...

Narcissism breeds contempt, and if contempt exists then compassion cannot flourish. By eradicating your narcissist ways you will enable yourself to learn compassion and lead a better more fulfilling life.

By Stuart Dawsons

Buddha Quote #380 - I believe if we human beings keep our self-confidence ...

I believe if we human beings keep our self-confidence and determination and use wisdom properly, I think we have the ability to overcome problems.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #308 - It is divinity that shapes ...

It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #425 - There is no miserable place waiting for you ...

There is no miserable place waiting for you, no hell realm, sitting and waiting like Alaska -- waiting to turn you into ice cream. But whatever you call it -- hell or the suffering realms -- it is something that you enter by creating a world of neurotic fantasy and believing it to be real. It sounds simple, but that's exactly what happens.

By Lama Yeshe

Buddha Quote #226 - A genuine, affectionate smile ...

A genuine, affectionate smile is very important in our day-to-day lives

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #402 - When things are desperate ...

When things are desperate, there is no need to pretend that everything is beautiful.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #123 - Pay no attention to the faults of others ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #331 - He will easily be content ...

He will easily be content and at peace, whose conscience is pure

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #166 - People usually consider walking on water ...

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #89 - There is no fire like passion ...

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #78 - His success may be great ...

His success may be great, but be it ever so great the wheel of fortune may turn again and bring him down into the dust.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #311 - He who loves with purity ...

He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #212 - A good friend who points out mistakes ...

A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #424 - Be gentle first with yourself ...

Be gentle first with yourself - if you wish to be gentle with others.

By Lama Yeshe

Buddha Quote #296 - Life is short ...

Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good; do good. Be kind; be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #368 - There can be no peace as long as there is grinding poverty ...

There can be no peace as long as there is grinding poverty, social injustice, inequality, oppression, environmental degradation, and as long as the weak and small continue to be trodden by the mighty and powerful

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #12 - The secret of health for both mind and body is ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #228 - Anger or hatred is like a fisherman's hook ...

Anger or hatred is like a fisherman's hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #93 - When you realize how perfect everything is ...

When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #460 - Anger is negative ...

Anger is negative and it is better not to feel it.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #363 - I teach one thing and one only ...

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #329 - How quickly passes away the glory of this world ...

How quickly passes away the glory of this world

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #85 - Nothing is ...

Nothing is permanent.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #154 - Whether one believes in a religion or not ...

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #336 - Let Your name be praised ...

Let Your name be praised, not mine: let Your work be magnified, not mine. Let Your holy name be blessed, but let nothing of man's praises be given to me.

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #456 - I pray for a more friendly ...

I pray for a more friendly, more caring, and more understanding human family on this planet. To all who dislike suffering, who cherish lasting happiness, this is my heartfelt appeal.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #40 - It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #271 - Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible ...

Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be acheived unless we first establish peace within our own minds. We can send so-called 'peacekeeping forces' into areas of conflict, but peace cannot be oppossed from the outside with guns. Only by creating peace within our own mind and helping others to do the same can we hope to achieve peace in this world.

By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Buddha Quote #375 - All the problems of the world ...

All the problems of the world - child labor, corruption - are symptoms of a spiritual disease: lack of compassion.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #108 - Once a man came unto me and denounced me ...

Once a man came unto me and denounced me on account of my observing the Way and practicing great loving-kindness. But I kept silent and did not answer him. The denunciation ceased. Then I asked him. 'If you bring a present to your neighbour and he accepts it not; does the present come back to you?' He replied, 'It will.' I said, 'You denounce me now, but as I accept it not, you must take the wrong deed back on your own person. It is like echo succeeding sound, it is like shadow following object; you never escape the effect of your own evil deeds. Be therefore mindful, and cease from doing evil.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #374 - The main difference between us ...

The main difference between us, Buddhism and other philosophies, is that we do not accept the notion of a living god, but rather that we are responsible for our future happiness.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #199 - Choose to be optimistic ...

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #159 - Whether one believes in a religion or not ...

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #350 - Do not arouse disdainful mind ...

Do not arouse disdainful mind when you prepare a broth of wild grasses; do not arouse joyful mind when you prepare a fine cream soup

By Dogen

Buddha Quote #62 - You will not be punished for your anger ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #439 - There is no fire like passion ...

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #327 - At the Day of Judgment ...

At the Day of Judgment, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #191 - The Dalai Lama's Instructions for life ...

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

Follow the three R's:
- Respect for self.
- Respect for others.
- Responsibility for all your actions.

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.

When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

Spend some time alone everyday.

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.

A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.

Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

Be gentle with the earth.

Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #227 - If you have only education and knowledge ...

If you have only education and knowledge and a lack of the other side, then you may not be a happy person, but a person of mental unrest, of frustration. Not only that, but if you combine these two, your whole life will be a constructive and happy life. And certainly you can make immense benefit for society and the betterment of humanity. That is one of my fundamental beliefs: that a good heart, a warm heart, a compassionate heart, is still teachable.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #25 - Better than a thousand hollow words ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #76 - Friendship is the only cure for hatred ...

Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #119 - All that we are is the result of what we have thought ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #70 - All that we are is the result of what we have thought ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #259 - The enemy is the necessary condition ...

The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #110 - It is better to feed a good man ...

It is better to feed a good man than one hundred bad men.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #185 - Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile ...

Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. It is not by going out for a demonstration against nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace. It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing, and being peace that we can make peace.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #201 - Our prime purpose in this life is to help others ...

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #438 - The mind is the source ...

The mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #458 - Buddha's full teachings dispel the pain ...

Buddha's full teachings dispel the pain of world existance and self-orientated peace; May they flourish, spreading prosperity and happiness throughout this spacious World.

By Undecided

Buddha Quote #274 - I believe that the very purpose of our life ...

I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness…

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #121 - Just as a bird takes its wings with it wherever it flies ...

Just as a bird takes its wings with it wherever it flies, so the monk takes his robes and bowl with him wherever he goes.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #324 - In judging others a man ...

In judging others a man laboreth in vain; he often erreth, and easily falleth into sin; but in judging and examining himself he always laboreth to good purpose

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #328 - Be assured that if you knew all, you would pardon all. ...

Be assured that if you knew all, you would pardon all.

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #96 - Your body is precious ...

Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #233 - The ultimate authority ...

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

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #347 - When we discover that the truth is already in us ...

When we discover that the truth is already in us, we are all at once our original selves.

By Dogen

Buddha Quote #18 - There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #295 - Life is a pilgrimage ...

Life is a pilgrimage. The wise man does not rest by the roadside inns. He marches direct to the illimitable domain of eternal bliss, his ultimate destination

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #241 - Whether you believe in God or not does not matter much ...

Whether you believe in God or not does not matter much, whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much; as a Buddhist, whether you believe in reincarnation or not does not matter so much. You must lead a good life.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #409 - Human nature is compassionate ...

Human nature is compassionate, is affectionate.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #285 - Meditation is painful in the beginning ...

Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #297 - A desire arises in the mind ...

A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #462 - If we were able to maintain a calm and peaceful mind all day long ...

If we were able to maintain a calm and peaceful mind all day long, we would never experience any problems or mental suffering. If our mind remains peaceful all the time, then even if we are insulted, criticised or blamed or if we lose our job or our friends, we shall not become unhappy.

No matter how difficult the situation may become, for as long as we maintain a calm and peaceful mind the situation will not be a problem for us, there if we wish to be free from problems there is only one thing to do - learn to maintain a peaceful state of mind by practicing dharma sincerely and purely

By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Buddha Quote #338 - Gladly we desire to make other men perfect ...

Gladly we desire to make other men perfect, but we will not amend our own fault.

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #209 - If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you ...

If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #391 - It is important not to have the unrealistic expectation ...

It is important not to have the unrealistic expectation that we will find a magic key to help get rid of all suffering. It takes determination, patience, and more than one week.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #118 - Let us rise up and be thankful ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #237 - Compassion is not religious business ...

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.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #74 - Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines ...

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #309 - First keep the peace within yourself ...

First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #81 - Let a man avoid evil deeds ...

Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #180 - If you look deeply into the palm of your hand ...

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #305 - Desire is poverty ...

Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #322 - Great tranquility of heart is ...

Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise not blame.

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #24 - An insincere and evil friend ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #246 - Peace, in the sense of the absence of war ...

Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighboring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #291 - A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth ...

A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #272 - I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy ...

I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #208 - There is only one important point you must keep in your mind ...

There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us, not even the Buddha. So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #442 - It is very important to generate a good attitude ...

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #447 - In dealing with those who are undergoing great sufferingd ...

In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel "burnout" setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #111 - There are twenty difficult things to attain in this world ...

There are twenty difficult things to attain in this world:

1. It is hard for the poor to practice charity.
2. It is hard for the strong and rich to observe the Way.
3. It is hard to disregard life and go to certain death.
4. It is only a favoured few that get acquainted with a Buddhist sutra.
5. It is hard to be born in the age of the Buddha.
6. It is hard to conquer the passions, to suppress selfish desires.
7. It is hard not to hanker after that which is agreeable.
8. It is hard not to get into a passion when slighted.
9. It is hard not to abuse one's authority.
10. It is hard to be even-minded and simple hearted in all one's dealings with others.
11. It is hard to be thorough in learning and exhaustive in investigation.
12. It is hard to subdue selfish pride.
13. It is hard not to feel contempt toward the unlearned.
14. It is hard to be one in knowledge and practice.
15. It is hard not to express an opinion about others.
16. It is by rare opportunity that one is introduced to a true spiritual teacher.
17. It is hard to gain an insight into the nature of being and to practice the Way.
18. It is hard to follow the way of a saviour.
19. It is hard to be always the master of oneself.
20. It is hard to understand thoroughly the Ways of Buddha.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #104 - If a man who has committed many sins ...

If a man who has committed many sins, does not repent and purify his heart of evil, retribution will come upon his person as sure as the streams runs into the ocean which becomes ever deeper and wider. If a man who has committed sins, come to the knowledge of it, reforms himself, and practises goodness, the force of retribution will gradually exhaust itself as a disease gradually loses its baneful influence when the patient perspires.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #75 - Every human being is the author ...

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #314 - We usually know what we can do ...

We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #249 - Remember that great love ...

Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #171 - The miracle is not to walk on water ...

The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #87 - The greatest prayer ...

The greatest prayer is patience.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #316 - Be not angry that you cannot ...

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #231 - Never give up ...

NEVER GIVE UP
No matter what is going on
Never give up
Develop the heart
Too much energy in your country
Is spent developing the mind
Instead of the heart
Be compassionate
Not just to your friends
But to everyone
Be compassionate
Work for peace
In your heart and in the world
Work for peace
And I say again
Never give up
No matter what is going on around you
Never give up

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #213 - Compassion is the radicalism of our time ...

Compassion is the radicalism of our time

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #323 - Life without a purpose is a languid ...

Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing; every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is naught

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #160 - Hope is important because it can make the present ...

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #465 - For me, Buddhism is not a religion that ...

you believe in — it's a sophisticated system of psychology that you use and practice and live.

By Unknown

Buddha Quote #29 - Even death is not to be feared ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #195 - There is a saying in Tibetan ...

There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.'
No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #97 - May the truth of these words ...

May the truth of these words awaken transcendent wisdom and great heart of compassion in all beings. May they bring blessings to all.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #198 - If a problem is fixable ...

If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #236 - Whether our action is wholesome or unwholeso ...

Whether our action is wholesome or unwholesome depends on whether that action or deed arises from a disciplined or undisciplined state of mind. It is felt that a disciplined mind leads to happiness and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering, and in fact it is said that bringing about discipline within one's mind is the essence of the Buddha's teaching.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #184 - And once we have the condition of peace and joy in us ...

And once we have the condition of peace and joy in us, we can afford to be in any situation. Even in the situation of hell, we will be able to contribute our peace and serenity. The most important thing is for each of us to have some freedom in our hearts.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #248 - Is this what you have in mind ...

'Is this what you have in mind,' I asked the Dalai Lama, 'when you say in teachings that the buddhas and bodhisattvas of the world are the most selfish beings of all, that by cultivating altruism they actually achieve ultimate happiness for themselves?'

Yes. That's wise selfish,' he replied. 'Helping others not means we do this at our own expense. Not like this. Buddhas and bodhisattvas, these people very wise. All their lives they only want one thing: to achieve ultimate happiness. How to do this? By cultivating compassion, by cultivating altruism.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #91 - Ariyan Eightfold Path ...

This Ariyan Eightfold Path, that is to say: Right view, right aim, right speech, right action, right living, right effort, right mindfulness, right contemplation.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #146 - The purpose of our lives is to be happy ...

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #232 - We discover that all human beings are just like us ...

We discover that all human beings are just like us, so we are able to relate to them more easily. That generates a spirit of friendship in which there is less need to hide what we feel or what we are doing.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #384 - Some consider me as a living Buddha ...

Some consider me as a living Buddha. That's nonsense. That's silly. That's wrong. If they consider me a simple Buddhist monk, however, that's probably okay.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #216 - Because we all share this planet earth ...

Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #290 - Put your heart, mind, and soul ...

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #157 - As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery ...

As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery.
We have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as
anger and attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion, a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #278 - Love is the capacity to take care, to protect, to nourish ...

Love is the capacity to take care, to protect, to nourish. If you are not capable of generatng that kind of energy toward yourself- if you are not capable of taking care of yourself, of nourishing yourself, of protecting yourself- it is very difficult to take care of another person. In the Buddhist teaching, it's clear that to love oneself is the foundation of the love of other people. Love is a practice. Love is truly a practice. [Shambhala Sun March 2006 ]

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #419 - There's a reason you can learn from everything ...

There's a reason you can learn from everything: you have basic wisdom, basic intelligence, and basic goodness.

By Pema Chodron

Buddha Quote #63 - An idea that is developed ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #283 - Do not brood over your past mistakes ...

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #99 - Ambition is like love ...

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #317 - How seldom we weigh ...

How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #330 - Oh, how great peace and quietness ...

Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #454 - Human beings are of such nature ...

Human beings are of such nature that they should have not only material facilities but spiritual sustenance as well. Without spiritual sustenance, it is difficult to get and maintain peace of mind.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #187 - Drink your tea slowly and reverently ...

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis
on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without
rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment.
Only this moment is life.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #300 - Go beyond science ...

Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics. Real religion is beyond argument. It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly.

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #344 - Whoever puts his confidence in men ...

Whoever puts his confidence in men or in any creature is very foolish.

By Unknown

Buddha Quote #103 - He who experiences the unity ...

He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #101 - The whole secret of existence is to have no fear ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #112 - Those who are pure in heart and single in purpose ...

Those who are pure in heart and single in purpose are able to understand the most supreme Way. It is like polishing a mirror, which becomes bright when the dust is removed. Remove your passions, and have no hankering, and the past will be revealed to you.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #400 - Buddha's full teachings ...

Buddha's full teachings dispel the pain of worldly existence and self-oriented peace; may they flourish, spreading prosperity and happiness throughout this spacious world.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #461 - I respect all religions as Buddha teaches me this ...

I respect all religions as Buddha teaches, but I oppose Creationism and support Evolutionism based on Lamarckism

By Stuart Dawsons

Buddha Quote #77 - He is able ...

He is able who thinks he is able.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #298 - The real spiritual progress of the aspirant ...

The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility.

By Swami Sivananda

Buddha Quote #178 - We really have to understand the person we want to love ...

We really have to understand the person we want to love. If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore the needs of the other person, we cannot love.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #449 - For those who may not find happiness to exercise religious faith ...

For those who may not find happiness to exercise religious faith, it's okay to remain a radical atheist, it's absolutely an individual right, but the important thing is with a compassionate heart -- then no problem.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #427 - All things appear and disappear ...

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.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #148 - The ultimate authority must always rest ...

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

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #403 - Discipline means protection ...

Discipline means protection from one's own wanton interest.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #381 - In addition to wreaking havoc on our bodies ...

In addition to wreaking havoc on our bodies, anger close our inner door, making us feel isolated and distrustful, hindering communication.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #156 - We live in illusion and the appearance of things ...

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.

By Kalu Rinpoche

Buddha Quote #139 - In the practice of tolerance ...

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #362 - Suffering is the result of attachment ...

Suffering is the result of attachment

By Unknown

Buddha Quote #444 - The ultimate authority ...

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

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #54 - We are what we think ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #170 - Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile ...

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha Quote #8 - Teach this triple truth to all ...

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #463 - Love is fleeting ...

Love is a fleeting emotion, to reach true nirvana one must know themselves and forsake love, for it breeds contempt

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #130 - Understanding unity helps ...

Understanding unity helps to solve humanity's biggest challenges. There is no such thing as an isolated problem. By injuring any part of the world's system, you injure yourself. There is no such thing as a win/lose situation.

Think of life on this planet in terms of systems and not detached elements. Broaden your field of vision and assimilate the knowledge you have. See that the environment does not belong to any single country to exploit and then disregard.

You cannot afford to think of your relationship with the earth as a one-night stand. There's no such thing as a free glass of milk. It's time to buy the cow.

By Za Rinpoche

Buddha Quote #385 - From a certain point of view our real enemy ...

From a certain point of view our real enemy, the true troublemaker, is inside.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #26 - Chaos is inherent in all compounded things ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #430 - The secret of health ...

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #333 - No man ruleth ...

No man ruleth safely but he that is willingly ruled

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #69 - A wise man ...

A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #318 - Purity and simplicity ...

Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #313 - When a man is out of sight ...

When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #251 - We live very cloe together ...

We live very cloe together. So our prime purpose in this life is to help others.And if you can't help them, atleast don't hurt them.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #452 - One great question underlies our experience ...

One great question underlies our experience, whether we think about it or not: what is the purpose of life? From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affects this. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #320 - What most of all hinders ...

What most of all hinders heavenly consolation is that you are too slow in turning yourself to prayer.

By Thomas Kempis

Buddha Quote #356 - After happiness comes suffering ...

After happiness comes suffering.
After suffering arises happiness.
For beings happiness and suffering
Revolve like a wheel.

By Nagarjuna

Buddha Quote #73 - Angry speech is painful ...

Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #88 - The only real failure ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #428 - The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures ...

The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze.

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #220 - Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man ...

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #245 - From the scientific view ...

From the scientific view, the theory of karma may be a metaphysical assumption -- but it is no more so than the assumption that all of life is material and originated out of pure chance

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #258 - Because we all share an identical need for love ...

Because we all share an identical need for love, it is possible to feel that anybody we meet, in whatever circumstances, is a brother or sister. No matter how new the face or how different the dress and behavior, there is no significant division between us and other people. It is foolish to dwell on external differences, because our basic natures are the same.

By Dalai Lama XIV

Buddha Quote #48 - To keep the body in good health is a duty ...

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

By Buddha

Buddha Quote #273 - The key is to develop inner peace ...

The key is to develop inner peace

By Dalai Lama

Buddha Quote #365 - Dialogue is the most effective ...

Dialogue is the most effective way of resolving conflict.

By Tenzin Gyatso

Buddha Quote #225 - It is not enough to be compassionat ...

It is not enough to be compassionate, we must act.

By Dalai Lama XIV

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