Buddha

563 - 483 BC

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

The Buddha asked them, "What do you think? Which is better for you? To search after a woman, or to search after yourselves?"

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: What the Buddha Taught

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on right views earned insight and integrity

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

When you know for yourselves that, 'These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare & to happiness' — then you should enter & remain in them.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Kalama Sutra

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on wrong, good, love, protection, and evil

The man who foolishly does me wrong, I will return to him the protection of my most ungrudging love; and the more evil comes from him, the more good shall go from me.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on love, affection, and self-love

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on teach, forbid, proper, improper, love, and hate

Let him [the intelligent man  admonish, let him teach, let him forbid what is improper ! — he will be beloved of the good, by the bad he will be hated.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada By Friedrich Max Müller, Viggo Fausbøll, P. 23, v. 77

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on evil-doers, friends, virtuous, choice, and friendship

Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends : have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada By Friedrich Max Müller, Viggo Fausbøll, P.23, v.78

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on water, carpenters, arrow, wise, change, self-development, and wisdom

Well-makers lead the water (wherever they like) ; fletchers bend the arrow ; carpenters bend a log of wood ; wise people fashion themselves.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada By Friedrich Max Müller, Viggo Fausbøll, P. 23, v. 80

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on small pleasure, great pleasure, and wise

If by leaving a small pleasure one sees a great pleasure, let a wise man leave the small pleasure, and look to the great.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada By Friedrich Max Müller, Viggo Fausbøll, P. 70, v. 290

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on intelligent, treasures, reproofs, and follow

If you see an intelligent man who tells you where true treasures are to be found, who shows what is to be avoided, and administers reproofs,follow that wise man ; it will be better, not worse, for those who follow him.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada By Friedrich Max Müller, Viggo Fausbøll, P. 23, v. 26

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on stimulation, thought, desire, attractive, craving, pleasure, stilling, contemplation, repulsive, mara, and last body

When a man is stimulated by his own thoughts, full of desire and dwelling on what is attractive, his craving increases even more. He is making the fetter even stronger. But he who takes pleasure in stilling his thoughts, practising the contemplation of what is repulsive, and remaining recollected, now he will make an end of craving, he will snap the bonds of Mara. His aim is accomplished, he is without fear, rid of craving and without stain. He has removed the arrows of changing existence. This is his last body.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards ,v.349, 350, 351

Contributed by: Meenakshi

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