Buddha

563 - 483 BC

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddha, wise, and fool

The fool who thinks he is wise is just a fool.  The fool who knows he is a fool is wise indeed.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on anger

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Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on existence, impermanence, change, movement, and lifetime

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.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

 

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

 

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Contributed by: omgardener

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on no-self and self

Subhuti, you must not think that the Tathagata entertains the notion 'I wil bring all living beings to the shore of awakening.' Why? Becuase in  reality there are no beings who can be liberated by the Tathagata. To entertaing the notion that thre are beings who can be liberated would be to partake in the idea of a self. a person, a being and a living soul.  The Tathagata has taught that one must not seize upon these notions, and yet foolish common people have seized upon them.  Subhuti, though the Tathagata use the words 'foolish common people,'  in reality there are no such people.  Such is merely a name.  That is why they are called foolish common people.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Diamond Sutra: Transforming the Way We Perceive the World, Pages: 152

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on evil, good, and water

Little by little a person becomes evil, as a water pot is filled by drops of water...

Little by little a person becomes good, as a water pot is filled by drops of water.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on enemies and mind

More than those who hate you, more than all your enemies, an undisciplined mind does greater harm.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on evil, joy, life, mind, purity, suffering, and thought

Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it.

Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on agreement, belief, common sense, and reason

Believe nothing.
No matter where you read it,
Or who said it,
Even if I have said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada

Contributed by: Brian

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