buddha

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on buddha, images, inspirations, kindness, loving, infinite, buddha nature, pray, image, and wish

You may have seen people praying to an image as if it had special power. Perhaps they're wishing for the well-being of their family, for material prosperity, or to recover from illness. But this way of practicing faith only leads to a dead end. Buddha images should serve as inspirations to cultivate the infinite loving kindness latent in the buddha within us.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 125

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on buddha, shared, teachings, liberation, state of liberation, practice, and effort

The Buddha shared his teachings so that everyone, without exception, could reach the same supreme state of liberation that he had attained through practice and effort.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 135

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on buddha, love, teaching, movement, glance, thought, word, day, and always

The Buddha's teachings on love are clear. It is possible to live twenty-four hours a day in a state of love. Every movement, every glance, every thought, and every word can be infused with love.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Teachings on Love By Thich Nhat Hanh, P. 63

Contributed by: neda

A Quote by Mr. on teaching, learning, jesus, muhammad, buddha, preists, prophets, and mr prophet

 

Jesus taught us many things. But so did Muhammad and Buddha and countless others. You don't need priests or prophets to teach you. People and events in your life can teach you.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by C. W. Leadbeater on avatars, religion, supermen, prophet, teacher, divine, life, buddha, rishi, saint, spirit, and theosophy

 The records of every great religion show the presence of such Supermen, so full of the Divine Life that again and again they have been taken as the very representatives of God Himself.

C. W. Leadbeater

Source: The Masters And The Path

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Buddha on buddha and mind

the mind is pure and luminous by nature. It is defiled only by adventitious thoughts and emotions

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: lessons of the lotus

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Helen Tworkov on blame, violence, boogeyman, buddha, change, victim, and ignorance

We are not innocent children victimized by a big bad world; if our world is big and bad, we made it that way. This is what the Buddha taught. The “other” is the child's boogeyman, the projection of our own fears onto a terrifying object of our imagination, which in turn terrorizes us. Our ignorance is not seeing that we are the other. We cannot afford to confuse innocence with this ignorance. Violence is not a permanent, immutable, fixed object. It is a state of mind, an expression of ignorance, with no more solid substance than a cloud. We cannot make a frontal attack on violence. Even protecting ourselves from it fuels its boogeyman existence. But the Buddha taught that we can change. This was his good news: that there is a way to alleviate suffering by freeing our minds from greed, anger, and ignorance. Yet until we apprehend the ways in which we are Oklahoma City, the bombs and the baby bears, the victims and the violators, we will continue to blame “them,” all the while proclaiming our innocence and evading our responsibilities.

Helen Tworkov

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, self-mastery, buddha, spirit, nietzsche, greeks, power, evolution, development, and culturation

The essence of human spirit would seem to be something static to Buddha: if it has an internal imperative to become something else (something higher or more spiritual), what self-disequilibrium could it suffer from that could nonetheless still be considered spiritual in Buddha's eyes? Nietzsche sought to explain this imperative for self-acculturation, for achieving rational self-mastery, for spiritualization, for self-radicalization and self-sublimation, by means of a "Will to Power" far more comprehensive than moderns (with only the cheapest and most facile grasp of "power") can understand. As a philhellene Nietzsche perceives and respects what the Greeks took for granted, that "power" above all else must be self-reflexive, an expression of aristic self-moderation (their anti-hybristic ethos and its correlative contempt for idiotia): "power" to the Greeks is moral and philosophical and cultural and political authority because it expresses itself in the hardest thing of all for humans to achieve, self-mastery.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Bodhidharma on bodhidharma, zen, buddhism, buddhist, buddha, and enlightenment

"But people of the deepest understanding look within, distracted by nothing. Since a clear mind is the Buddha, they attain the understanding of a Buddha without using the mind." - Bodhidharma

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma

Contributed by: jsab0

A Quote by Albert Low on buddha, buddhism, human, diagnosis, gospel, separation, and nondualism

The good news is that we are Buddha.
The bad news is that all beings are Buddha.
The sickness of being human is the sickness of wanting to be unique.

Albert Low

Source: Tradition and Transitions

Contributed by: gary

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