Buddha

563 - 483 BC

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on belief

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Believe nothing because a wise person said it. Believe nothing because it is generally held. Believe nothing because it is written. Believe nothing because it is said to be Divine. Believe nothing because someone else believes it. But believe only what you yourself judge to be true.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on enlightenment, supreme enlightened mind, bodhisattva, ego, personality, living beings, reincarnation, and suffering

A virtuous man or woman who is determined to develop the Supreme Enlightened Mind, should thus develop it: I have to lead all living beings to put a stop to (reincarnation) and escape (suffering), and when they have been so led, not one of them in fact stops (reincarnating) or escapes suffering. Why? Because, if a Bodhisattva believes in the notion of an ego, a personality, or a living being, he is not a true Bodhisattva.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on craving, fear, and grief

"From craving is born grief, from craving is born fear. For one freed from craving there's no grief- so how fear?"

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Dhammapada 216

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A Quote by Buddha on love, dwells, whole, world, one, and family

To him in whom love dwells, the whole world is but one family.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on practice and buddhism

Since it is impossible to escape the result of our deeds, let us practice good works. Let us guard our thoughts that we do no evil, for as we sow so shall we reap. There are ways from light into darkness and from darkness into light. There are ways, also, from the gloom into deeper darkness, and from the dawn into brighter light. The wise man will use the light he has to receive more light. He will constantly advance in the knowledge of truth. Exhibit true superiority by virtuous conduct and the exercise of reason; meditate deeply on the vanity of earthly things, and understand the fickleness of life. Elevate the mind, and seek sincere faith with firm purpose; transgress not the rules of kingly conduct, and let your happiness depend, not upon external things, but upon your own mind.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Buddha: The Gospel by Paul Carus

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on love

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"Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stifled by non-hatred - this is the law Eternal." - Buddha (568-488BC) Indian Mystic, Philosopher, Founder of Buddhism

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Buddha

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A Quote by Buddha

You create what you defend against.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on peace, one word, and buddha

Better than a thousand useless words is one word that gives peace.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha: Reflections for Every Day

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

"May all beings everywhere plagued
with sufferings of body and mind
quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be afraid,
and may those bound be free.
May the powerless find power,
and may people think of befriending each other.
May those who find themselves in trackless, fearful wilderness--
the children, the aged, the unprotected--
be guarded by beneficent celestials,
and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood."
— The Buddha

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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