Buddha

563 - 483 BC

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on disease, hunger, and passions

The hunger of passions is the greatest disease.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada: the path of perfection‎ - Page 64 by Juan Mascaró. v. 203

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on heaven, money, pleasure, senses, suffering, craving, elimination, desire, and buddhas

There is no satisfying the senses, not even with a shower of money. "The senses are of slight pleasure and really suffering." When a wise man has realised this, he takes no pleasure, as a disciple of the Buddhas, even in the pleasures of heaven. Instead he takes pleasure in the elimination of craving.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards. verses 186, 187

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on desires, world, overcome, wretched, sorrows, and rain

When one is overcome by this wretched, clinging desire in the world, one's sorrows increase like grass growing up after a lot of rain.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards, v.335

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on conquer, oneself, task, and others

To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Unknown

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddhism, independence, mind, silence, words, shakyamuni buddha, dharma, form of the formless, and doctrine

When Shakyamuni Buddha was at Mount Grdhrakuta, he held up a flower to his listeners. Everyone was silent. Only Mahakashyapa broke into a broad smile. The Buddha said, "I have the True Dharma Eye, the Marvelous Mind of Nirvana, the True Form of the Formless, and the Subtle Dharma Gate, independent of words and transmitted beyond doctrine. This I have entrusted to Mahakashyapa."

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Mumonkan, Zen Koans, Case 6; Two Zen classics: Mumonkan and Hekiganroku‎ - Page 41 by Huikai, Hui-kʿai, Katsuki Sekida, A. V. Grimstone, Xuedou, Yuanwu, Yüan-wu

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on colors, justice, and sage

Just as the bee takes the nectar and leaves without damaging the color or scent of the flowers, so should the sage act in a village.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, Pali Cannon

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on happiness, life, sharing, candle, and decrease

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on anger, pain, speech, angry, blows, tit for tat, and harsh

Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada— translated by Max Müller v. 133

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on life, water, lake, spoon, salt, open, and easier

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Unknown

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on death, footprint, elephant, meditation, and mindfulness

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

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Death Dreams By Kenneth Kramer, John S. Larkin [Mahaparinirvana Sutra]

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