Buddha

563 - 483 BC

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on free enquiry, free will, dogma, religion, belief, and faith

So in this case, Kalamas, don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, 'This contemplative is our teacher.' When you know for yourselves that, 'These qualities are unskillful; these qualities are blameworthy; these qualities are criticized by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to harm & to suffering' — then you should abandon them.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an03/an03.065.than.html

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

To travel well is better than to arrive.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on ignorance, death, disgust, horror, sick, illness, health, intoxication, old, age, knowledge, empathy, compassion, understanding, and youth

When ignorant people see someone who is old, they are disgusted and horrified, even though they too will be old some day.  I thought to myself:  I don't want to be like the ignorant people.  After that, I couldn't feel the usual intoxication with youth anymore.

When ignorant people see someone who is sick, they are disgusted and horrified, even though they too will be sick some day.  I thought to myself:  I don't want to be like the ignorant people.  After that, I couldn't feel the usual intoxication with health anymore.

When ignorant people see someone who is dead, they are disgusted and horrified, even thought they too will be dead some day.  I thought to myself:  I don't want to be like the ignorant people.  After then, I couldn't feel the usual intoxication with life anymore

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: AN III.39, interpreted

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

"All beings tremble before violence. All love life. All fear death. See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt? What harm can you do?"
~ Buddha

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)

Source: Buddha

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

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

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddha, recites, sacred, texts, heedless, cowherd, cows, holy, partake, blessings, metaphor, and teaching

Much though he recites the sacred texts, but acts not accordingly, that heedless man is like a cowherd who only counts the cows of others — he does not partake of the blessings of the holy life.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada: DHP I, 19;The Buddha's Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita,

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

Don't keep searching for the truth, just let go of your opinions.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Buddha

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

If you let cloudy water settle, it will become clear.  If you let your upset mind settle, your course will also become clear.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Buddha

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddha, dharma, sangha, dhammapada, good, pure, saint, gatha, stanza, and poem

Avoid all evil, practice all good, and purify your mind from impurities. This is the teaching of all Buddhas.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Dhammapada

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