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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on ignorance, mind, pain, thought, rebirth, cycle, builder, house, rafter, ridge-pole, free, active, craving, freedom, liberation, and nirvana

I have passed in ignorance through a cycle of many rebirths, seeking the builder of the house. Continuous rebirth is a painful thing. But now, housebuilder, I have found you out. You will not build me a house again. All your rafters are broken, your ridge-pole shattered. My mind is free from active thought, and has made an end of craving.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards ,v. 153, 154

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on absence, fear, pain, and sorrow

Never have anything to do with likes and dislikes. The absence of what one likes is painful, as is the presence of what one dislikes. Therefore don't take a liking to anything. To lose what one likes is hard, but there are no bonds for those who have no likes and dislikes. From preference arises sorrow, from preference arises fear, but he who is freed from preference has no sorrow and certainly no fear.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 210-212

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on change, desires, good, pain, pleasure, purity, sensuality, and temper

The good renounce everything. The pure don't babble about sensual desires. Whether touched by pleasure or pain, the wise show no change of temper.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 83

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A Quote by Brigid Brophy on animals, belief, fulfillment, judgment, justice, life, pain, and worth

I don't myself believe that, even when we fulfill our minimum obligations not to cause pain, we have the right to kill animals. I know I would not have the right to kill you, however painlessly, just because I liked your flavour, and I am not in a position to judge that your life is worth more to you than the animal's to it.

Brigid Brophy (1929 -)

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on food, heart, pain, sacrifice, suffering, and yoga

Whatever you do, make it an offering to me - the food you eat, the sacrifices you make, the help you give, even your suffering. In this way you will be freed from the bondage of karma, and from its results both pleasant and painful. Then, firm in renunciation and yoga, with your heart free, you will come to me.

Bhagavad-Gita

Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 9:27-28, p. 135

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, happiness, integrity, life, loyalty, pain, proof, and purpose

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness -not pain or mindless self-indulgence - is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, 1957

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on discovery, effort, freedom, joy, laughter, motives, music, pain, past, purpose, songs, thought, and ugliness

The music of [his] Fifth Concerto streamed from his keyboard, past the glass of the window, and spread through the air, over the lights of the valley. It was a symphony of triumph. The notes flowed up, they spoke of rising and they were the rising itself, they were the essence and the form of upward motion, they seemed to embody every human act and thought that had ascent as its motive. It was a sunburst of sound, breaking out of hiding and spreading open. It had the freedom of release and the tension of purpose. It swept space clean and left nothing buy the joy of an unobstructed effort. Only a faint echo within the sounds spoke of that from which the music had escaped, but spoke in laughing astonishment at the discovery that there was no ugliness or pain, and there never had had to be. It was the song of an immense deliverance.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 1072)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on acceptance, joy, love, mind, necessity, pain, punishment, rebellion, secrets, songs, struggle, suffering, vision, work, and worth

It was his Fourth Concerto, the last work he had written. The crash of its opening chords swept the sights of the streets away from her mind. The Concerto was a great cry of rebellion. It was a 'NO' flung at some vast process of torture, a denial of suffering, a denial that held the agony of the struggle to break free. The sounds were like a voice saying: There is no necessity for pain - why, then, is the worst pain reserved for those who will not accept its necessity? - we who hold the love and the secret of joy, to what punishment have we been sentenced for it, and by whom? . . . The sounds of torture became defiance, the statement of agony became a hymn to a distant vision for whose sake anything was worth enduring, even this. It was the song of rebellion - and of a desperate quest.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 69)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on acceptance, existence, fighting, pain, soul, and suffering

It's not that I don't suffer, it's that I know the unimportance of suffering, I know that pain is to be fought and thrown aside, not to be accepted as part of one's soul and as a permanent scar across one's view of existence. Don't feel sorry for me. It was gone right then.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 883)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on boredom, happiness, and pain

The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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