Buddha

563 - 483 BC

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on acceptance, agreement, authority, belief, books, elderly, generations, good, observation, reason, religion, rumor, teachers, and traditions

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Kalama Sutra : Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya Vol. 1, 188-193 P.T.S. Ed.)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

When wishes are few, the heart is happy. When craving ends, there is peace.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddha, lotus, and water

As a lotus flower is born in
water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it
unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome
the world, live unsoiled by the world

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

It is our very search for perfection outside of ourselves that causes suffering.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on attachment, clinging, and buddhism

Monks, when ignorance is abandoned, and knowledge arises in the monk, with the ending of ignorance and the arising of knowledge he clings neither to sense-pleasures, nor does he cling to views, nor to precepts and vows, nor to a Self-doctrine. Not clinking, he is not disturbed; not disturbed, he attains individually nibbana.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Philosophy of Desire in the Buddhist Pali Canon (Routledgecurzon Critical Studies in Buddhism), Pages: 167

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

Though he should conquer a thousand men in the battlefield a thousand times, yet he, indeed, who would conquer himself is the noblest victor.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

Love and serve the world through your work.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Buddha

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddha, communication, allowing, and responsibility

I know what I gave them; I don’t know what they received.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Attributed to Buddha

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A Quote by Buddha

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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