Buddha

563 - 483 BC

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on gift, truth, flavour, joy, cessation, desire, conquer, and suffering

The gift of the Truth beats all other gifts. The flavour of the Truth beats all other tastes. The joy of the Truth beats all other joys, and the cessation of desire conquers all suffering

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards v.354

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on craving, remove, rid, cling, expert, texts, study, understand, sequence, wisdom, and great

Rid of craving and without clinging, an expert in the study of texts, and understanding the right sequence of the words, he may indeed be called "In his last body", "Great in wisdom" and a "Great man."

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards v.352

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on meditation, wisdom, nirvana, and enlightenment

There is no meditation without wisdom, and there is no wisdom without meditation. When a man has both meditation and wisdom, he is indeed close to nirvana.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards , v. 372

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on tread the path, path, saved, dharmas, variety, purpose, buddha, buddha-body, and unexcelled path

I, ever knowing the living beings
Who tread the Path and those who do not
In response to those who may be saved
Preach to them a variety of dharmas,
Each time having this thought:
'How may I cause the beings
To contrive to enter the Unexcelled Path
and quickly to perfect the Buddha-body?'

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Scripture of the lotus blossom of the fine dharma‎ - Page 244 by Leon Hurvitz, Kumārajīva

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddhas, world-honored ones, knowledge, insight, purity, understanding, enter the path, and why buddhas come

The Buddhas, the World-Honored Ones, for one great cause alone appear in the world. The Buddhas, the World-Honored Ones, appear in the world because they wish to cause the beings to hear of the Buddha's knowledge and insight and thus enable them to gain purity. They appear in the world because they wish to demonstrate the Buddha's knowledge and insight to the beings. They appear in the world because they wish to cause the beings to understand. They appear in the world because they wish to cause the beings to enter into the path of the Buddha's knowledge and insight.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Scripture of the lotus blossom of the fine dharma‎ - Page 30 by Leon Hurvitz, Kumārajīva

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddhas, you can become a buddha, doubt, uncertainty, teachers, heart, joy, expedient devices, tools, possibilities, and potential

All of you knowing now,
Tthat the Buddhas, the Teachers of the Ages,
In accord with what is peculiarly appropriate, have recourse to expedient devices,
Need have no more doubts or uncertainties.
Your hearts shall give rise to great joy,
Since you know that you yourselves
Shall become Buddhas.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Scripture of the lotus blossom of the fine dharma‎ - Page 47 by Leon Hurvitz, Kumārajīva

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on expedient devices, unexcelled path, slight wisdom, signs, dharma, and bodhisattvas

Be it known that
Men of dull faculties and slight wisdom,
They who cling proudly to signs,
Cannot believe in this Dharma.  
Now I, joyfully and fearlessly,
In the midst of the bodhisattvas
Frankly casting aside my expedient devices,
Merely preach the Unexcelled Path. 

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Scripture of the lotus blossom of the fine dharma‎ - Page 45 by Leon Hurvitz, Kumārajīva

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on contrasts, disturbed, undisturbed, peaceful, rage, sorrow, longing, beyond birth, decay, rebirth, freedom, liberation, and arahat

And he who has considered all the contrasts on this earth, and is no
more disturbed by anything whatever in the world, the Peaceful One,
freed from rage, from sorrow, and from longing, he has passed beyond
birth and decay.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: 'THE ARAHAT, OR HOLY ONE' in The Gospel of Buddha: Compiled from Ancient Records by Paul Carus [1909]

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on disciple, peace, rock, mass, wind, forms, sounds, odors, tastes, contact, desired, undesired, unwavering, steadfast, mind, deliverance, freedom, and liberation

And for a disciple thus freed, in whose heart dwells peace, there is
nothing to be added to what has been done, and naught more remains for
him to do. Just as a rock of one solid mass remains unshaken by the
wind, even so, neither forms, nor sounds, nor odors, nor tastes, nor
contacts of any kind, neither the desired, nor the undesired, can
cause such an one to waver. Steadfast is his mind, gained is
deliverance.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: 'THE ARAHAT, OR HOLY ONE' in The Gospel of Buddha: Compiled from Ancient Records by Paul Carus [1909]

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on words, thousand, meaningless, story, deep, meaning, peace, and heard

Better than a meaningless story of a thousand words is a single word of deep meaning which, when heard, produces peace.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Dhammapada

Contributed by: ingebrita

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