gautama

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 Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddhism, day, experience, meditate constantly, gotama, gautama, buddha, awake, disciples, sangha, dhamma, body, and harmlessness

Well awake the disciples of Gotama ever arise —
they who by day and night always contemplate the Buddha.

Well awake the disciples of Gotama ever arise —
they who by day and night always contemplate the Dhamma.

Well awake the disciples of Gotama ever arise —
they who by day and night always contemplate the Sangha.

Well awake the disciples of Gotama ever arise —
they who by day and night always contemplate the body.

Well awake the disciples of Gotama ever arise —
they who by day and night delight in harmlessness.

Well awake the disciples of Gotama ever arise —
they who by day and night delight in meditation.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada: The Gift Of Truth Excels All Other Gifts 1940‎ - Page 75 by Narada Thera, Cassius A. Pereira, v.296-301; modified by Bhikkhu Pesala

Contributed by: Zaady

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