Gautama Buddha Quotes & Wallpapers

Gautama Buddha
Total Quotes: 1177

A disciplined mind brings happiness. Gautama Buddha

Consider Others as Yourself. Gautama Buddha

Happiness never decreased by being shared. Gautama Buddha

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger... Let a man overcome anger by love. Gautama Buddha

Suffering is an illusion. Gautama Buddha

Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance. Gautama Buddha

Be greatly aware of the present. Gautama Buddha

Sometimes it's better to be kind than to be right. We do not need an intelligent mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger Gautama Buddha

Look within, thou art the Buddha. Gautama Buddha

Be a light unto yourself. Gautama Buddha

Live joyfully, without desire. Gautama Buddha

If you want to know the past, look at your present. If you want to know the future, look at your present. Gautama Buddha

What you have become is the result of what you have thought Gautama Buddha

Dwell not on the faults and shortcomings of others; instead, seek clarity about your own. Gautama Buddha

Like a caring mother holding and guarding the life of her only child, so with a boundless heart of loving kindness, hold yourself and all beings as your beloved children. Gautama Buddha

Life is so very difficult. How can we be anything but kind. Gautama Buddha

Like a beautiful flower, full of colour, but without scent, are wise words when spoken, but fruitless these words are when not carried out by the speaker. Gautama Buddha

He who is kind to animals heaven will protect. Gautama Buddha

One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble. Gautama Buddha

The wind cannot overturn a mountain. Temptation cannot touch the man Who is awake, strong and humble, Who masters hiself and minds the law. Gautama Buddha

The mind is pure and luminous by nature. It is defiled only by adventitious thoughts and emotions Gautama Buddha

As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world Gautama Buddha

He who causes suffering shall suffer. There is no escape. Gautama Buddha

To travel well is better than to arrive. Gautama Buddha

This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky, Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain. Gautama Buddha

Of all footprints, that of the elephant is supreme. Similarly, of all mindfulness meditations, that on death is supreme. Gautama Buddha

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood? Gautama Buddha

In the same way that rain breaks into a house with a bad roof, desire breaks into the mind that has not been practising meditation. Gautama Buddha

Don't indulge in careless behaviour. Don't be the friend of sensual pleasures. He who meditates attentively attains abundant joy. Gautama Buddha

Like fresh milk a bad deed does not turn at once. It follows a fool scorching him like a smouldering fire. Gautama Buddha

He whose inflowing thoughts are dried up, who is unattached to food, whose dwelling place is an empty and imageless release - the way of such a person is hard to follow, like the path of birds through the sky. Gautama Buddha

Ye must leave righteous ways behind, not to speak of unrighteous ways. Gautama Buddha

Just as you have come to know, the false discrimination of yourself, apply this mentally to all phenomena Gautama Buddha

The only way to bring peace to the earth is to learn to make our own life peaceful. Gautama Buddha

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed. - Buddha No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. Gautama Buddha

When a man makes utensils out of a metal which has been thoroughly cleansed of dross, the utensils will be excellent. You monks, who wish to follow the Way, make your own hearts clean from the dirt of evil passion, and your conduct will be unimpeachable. Gautama Buddha

If you sleep, Desire grows in you Like a vine in the forest. Like a monkey in the forest You jump from tree to tree, Never finding the fruit - From life to life, Never finding peace. If you are filled with desire Your sorrows swell Like the grass after the rain. But if you subdue desire Your sorrows shall fall from you Like drops of water from a lotus flower. Gautama Buddha

Thought-habits can harden into character. So watch your thoughts. Gautama Buddha

Goodwill toward all beings is the true religion; cherish in your hearts boundless goodwill to all that lives. Gautama Buddha

Be a lamp unto yourselves! Work out your liberation with diligence! Fill your mind with compassion! Gautama Buddha

Just as the great oceans have but one taste, the taste of salt, so too there is but one taste fundamental to all true teachings of the way, and this is the taste of freedom. Gautama Buddha

Let the wise guard their thoughts, which are difficult to perceive, extremely subtle, and wander at will. Thought which is well guarded is the bearer of happiness. Gautama Buddha

Free from passion and desire, you have stripped the thorns from the stem. Gautama Buddha

Our life is a creation of our mind. Gautama Buddha

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Gautama Buddha

All phenomena do not inherently exist because of being dependent-arisings. all phenomena do not inherently exist because of being dependently imputed. Gautama Buddha

All composite things pass away. Strive for your own liberation with diligence. Gautama Buddha

Those who really seek the path to Enlightenment dictate terms to their mind. Then they proceed with strong determination. Gautama Buddha

If dresses would have qualified people, then whores would have ruled the world. Gautama Buddha

The heavens and the earth may be captured by the mind's eye. Gautama Buddha

If you're respectful by habit, constantly honoring the worthy, four things increase: long life, beauty, happiness, strength. Gautama Buddha

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

Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true. Gautama Buddha

A person is ruined by taking the measure of other persons. Gautama Buddha

By oneself the evil is done, and it is oneself who suffers: by oneself the evil is not done, and by one's Self one becomes pure. Gautama Buddha

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up because you will lose the ability to learn new things. Move forward with your life. Gautama Buddha

Hate never ends hate. Only love can. Gautama Buddha

Those who consider the inessential to be essential And see the essential as inessential Don't reach the essential, Living in the field of wrong intention Gautama Buddha

There are, O monks, these four lights. What four? The light of the moon, the light of the sun, the light of fire, and the light of wisdom. Of these four lights, the light of wisdom is supreme. Gautama Buddha

As a bee without harming the flower, its colour or scent, flies away, collecting only the honey, even so should the sage wander in the village. Gautama Buddha

If you can keep as silent as a broken gong, then you have attained, when you know no anger. Gautama Buddha

He who, calm and clear as the moon, hankers no more for continuity-he is holy. Gautama Buddha

If a string has one end, it has another. Gautama Buddha

He who lives with his senses well controlled, moderate in his food and drink, he will not be overthrown, any more than the wind throws down a rocky mountain. Gautama Buddha

The big belly can accommodate all kinds of things. The benevolence is never let a dust behind. Gautama Buddha

Mind is everything. What we think, we become. Gautama Buddha

The deluding passions are inexhaustible. I vow to extinguish them all. The number of beings is endless. I vow to save them all. The Truth cannot be told. I vow to explain it. The Way which cannot be followed is unattainable. I vow to attain it. Gautama Buddha

The darkest night is ignorance. Gautama Buddha

There is no fire like passion No crime like hatred, No sorrow like separation, No sickness like hunger, And no joy like the joy of freedom. Gautama Buddha

Life is like the harp string, if it is strung too tight it won't play, if it is too loose it hangs, the tension that produces the beautiful sound lies in the middle. Gautama Buddha

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