A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on dharma, buddhas death, buddha, emptiness, teachings, and truth

After 48 years, I have said nothing.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The life story of Shakyamuni Buddha

Contributed by: Adam

A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on total acceptance, self-knowledge, ending of sorrow, blessed experience, buddha, god, christ, and i am

Nobody needs to go anywhere else. We are all, if we only knew it, already there. If I only know who in fact I am, I should cease to behave as what I think I am; and if I stopped behaving as what I think I am, I should know who I am.
What in fact I am, if only Manichee I think I am would allow me to know it, is the reconciliation of yes and no lived out in total acceptance and the blessed experience of Not-Two.
In religion all words are dirty words. Anybody who gets eloquent about Buddha, or God, or Christ, ought to have his mouth washed out with carbolic soup. Because his aspiration to perpetuate only the "yes" in every pair of opposites can never, in the nature of things, be realized, the insulated Manichee I think I am condemns himself to endlessly repeated frustration, endlessly repeated conflicts with other sspiring and frustrated Manichees.
Conflicts and frustrations--the theme of all history and almost all biography. "I show you sorrow," said the Buddha realistically. But he also showed the ending of sorrow--self-knowledge, total acceptance, the blessed experience of Not-Two

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Island (Perennial Classics), Pages: 40..41

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi on buddha


If you want to read a letter from the Buddha's world, it is necessary to understand Buddha's world.

Shunryu Suzuki-roshi (1905 - 1971)

Source: Letters from Emptiness

Contributed by: Louëlla

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

Contributed by: Meenakshi

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)

Contributed by: Mark

A Quote by Wang Wei on serene, solitude, buddha, meditation, desire, and zen

I cannot find the Monastery of Heaped Fragrance,
Miles up now into the clouds of the summit.
There is no footpath through the ancient woods.
Where did the bell sound,
Deep in the sound, deep in the mountain?
The voice of the torrent gulps over jagged stones;
Sunlight hardly warms the bluish pines.
As dusk deepens in these unfathomable mazes,
I practice meditation
To subdue the dragon of desire.

Wang Wei

Source: dailyzen.com

Contributed by: Lion

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 Joan Duncan Oliver on karma, buddha, buddhism, and buddist

I am the owner of my actions, heir to my actions, born of my actions, related through my actions, and have my actions as my arbitrator. Whatever I do, for good or for evil, to that I will fall heir.

Joan Oliver

Source: Coffee with the Buddha (Coffee With...), Pages: 75

Contributed by: Phaedrus

A Quote by Dave Oshana on non-dualist, koan, buddha, harmony, and hairspray

The only way to reply to a non-dualist is to ask an inscrutable koan “Does Buddha Wear Harmony Hairspray?”

Dave Oshana

Source: http://blog.oshana.org/does-buddha-wear-harmony-hairspray/

Contributed by: awakening_now

A Quote by Elysha on accountability, advaita, adyashanti, apocalypse, authenticity, awakening, awareness, beauty, behaviour, being, bible, biology, bliss, buddha, buddhism, catholic, cessation, changes, christ, christian, clarity, communication, concepts

As you learn to leave alone the activity of unconsciously trying to be the mindbody that you think that you are - the mindbody that this "you" is currently flowing through - and you learn to move as this one that you truly are - this "you" of you; the very heart of existence - steadily, consciously and momentarily, the continuity of the ever deepening of this innermost as it keeps on entering its manifestation, through this mindbody that you find yourself flowing through, allows you to simply bubble in the sheer joy, pleasure, peace, delightfulness and stillness that this "you" of you is.


Source: http://www.elysha.org

Contributed by: elysha

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