Buddha

563 - 483 BC

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on reality, spiderweb, bird of reality, existance, emptiness, middle way, and dharma

The four catagories of existance, non-existance, both existance and non-existance, and neither existance nor non-existance, are spiderwebs among spiderwebs which can never take hold of the enormous bird of reality

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The life story of Shakyamuni Buddha

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on gautama, buddha, leaves, tree, teach, divide, sorrow, shore, and harmony

What I know is like the leaves on that tree; what I teach is only a small part. But I offer it to all with an open hand. What do I not teach? Whatever is fascinating to discuss, divides people against each other, but has no bearing on putting an end to sorrow. What do I teach? Only what is necessary to take you to the other shore.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Buddha in 'The Dhammapada,' trans. E. Easwaran

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on thoughts

All that we are is a result of what we have thought.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on health, buddhism, present, mind, body, anticipation, future, past, secrets, trouble, and worry

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Buddha, Truth and Brotherhood: An Epitome of Many Buddhist Scriptures, Translated from the Japanese By Dwight Goddard-P. 124

Contributed by: Healer

A Quote by Buddha on truth, dwell, worlds, and buddha

The worlds originate so that truth may come and dwell therein.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on rest, awakening, enlightenment, cycle, buddhism, and buddha

Those who awaken never rest in one place.
Like swans, they rise and leave the lake.
On the air they rise and fly an invisible course.
Their food is knowledge.
They live on emptiness.
They have seen how to break free.
Who can follow them?

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Dhammapada

Contributed by: Lion

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on actions and words

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Contributed by: Lion

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on good character, the buddha, right time, weak, strong, pestered, and show

The right time to show your good character
is when you are pestered by someone weaker than you.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

Do not accept what you hear by report, do not accept tradition, do not accept a statement because it is found in our books, nor because it is in accord with your belief, nor because it is the saying of your teacher. Be lamps unto yourselves. Those who, either now or after I am dead, shall rely upon themselves only and not look for assistance to anyone besides themselves, it is they who shall reach the topmost height.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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