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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on knowledge, losing, zeal, path, gain, and grow

Through zeal, knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost; let a man who knows this double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada By Friedrich Max Müller, Viggo Fausbøll- Page 68, v. 282

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on good, knowledge, fool, disadvantage, destruction, and brain

A fool acquires knowledge only to his own disadvantage. It destroys what good he has, and turns his brains.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 72

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on belief, buddhism, colors, falsehood, insanity, knowledge, mind, people, sage, teaching, understanding, wisdom, and world

. . . the fools of this world prefer to look for sages far away. They don't believe that the wisdom of their own mind is the sage . . . the sutras say, "Mind is the teaching." But people of no understanding don't believe in their own mind or that by understanding this teaching they can become a sage. They prefer to look for distant knowledge and long for things in space, buddha-images, light, incense, and colors. They fall prey to falsehood and lose their minds to insanity.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 75

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on awareness, knowledge, mind, nature, and needs

If you see your nature, you don't need to read sutras or invoke buddhas. Erudition and knowledge are not only useless but also cloud your awareness. Doctrines are only for pointing to the mind. Once you see your mind, why pay attention to doctrines?

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 35

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A Quote by Bhagavad Gita on action and knowledge

The wise see knowledge and action as one; they see truly.

Bhagavad Gita

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on darkness, goals, heart, knowledge, and separation

. . . the beginningless Brahman, . . . can be called neither being nor nonbeing. It is both near and far, both within and without every creature; it moves and is unmoving. In its subtlety it is beyond comprehension. It is indivisible, yet appears divided in separate creatures. Know it to be the creator, the preserver, and the destroyer. Dwelling in every heart, it is beyond darkness. It is called the light of lights, the object and goal of knowledge, and knowledge itself.

Bhagavad-Gita

Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 13:12, pp. 15-17

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on desires, knowledge, satisfaction, and selfishness

. . . knowledge is hidden by selfish desire - hidden by this unquenchable fire for self-satisfaction.

Bhagavad-Gita

Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 3:38-39, p. 70

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on action, knowledge, meditation, peace, practice, religion, and attachment

Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice (of religious ritual). Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results (of one's actions), because there follows immediate peace.

Bhagavad-Gita

Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 12:12, p. 163

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on knowledge and pleasure

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on achievement, knowledge, men, passion, power, and understanding

With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway about the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell .

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