Gautama Buddha Quotes || 乔达摩佛行情 Biography of Gautama Buddha

 About Life, Death, Peace and Love

 

Personal note: Ever since moving to India to live and teach quotes from Buddha have taken on a whole new meaning. Having the privilege to travel through India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar have allowed me to witness these powerful words in action.

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I hope you enjoy our latest collection of uplifting GautamaBuddha quotes!

 

1.) “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it”
2.) “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”

3.) “Let us rise up and be thankful. For if we didn’t learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”

 

4.) “To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself.”

5.) “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

6.) “Those who consider the unessential to be essential
And see the essential as unessential Don’t reach the essential,
Living in the field of wrong intention”

7.) “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

8.) “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

9.) To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”

10.) “Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”

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4.) “Those who attempt to conquer hatred by hatred are like warriors who take weapons to overcome others who bear arms. This does not end hatred, but gives it room to grow. But, ancient wisdom has advocated a different timeless strategy to overcome hatred. This eternal wisdom is to meet hatred with non-hatred. The method of trying to conquer hatred through hatred never succeeds in overcominghatred. But, the method of overcoming hatred through non-hatred is eternally effective. That is why that method is described as eternal wisdom. ”  – The Buddha

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Gautama Buddha quotes on love and life

 

11.) “What we think, we become.”

 

12.) “Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as are those that a chick which has not broken its way through its shell might form of the outside world.”

 

13.) “Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.”

14.) “Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.”

15.) “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”

16.) “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.”

Lord Buddha quotes about loving your life

 

17.) “To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”  – The Buddha

 

18.) “When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.”  – The Buddha

 

19.) “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If the mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?” – The Buddha

 

20.) “Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” – The Buddha

 

22.) “Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.”- The Buddha

23.) “What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our presentthoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.” – The Buddha

 

24.) “Neither fire, nor wind, birth, nor death, can erase our good deeds.” – The Buddha

 

Quotes by Buddha about being present and calm

 

25.) “The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.” – The Buddha

 

26.) “The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”  – The Buddha

27.) “There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” – The Buddha

28.) “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others” – Buddha

Gautama Buddha quotes on love and light

29.) “Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.” – The Buddha

30.) “Believe nothing, merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.” – The Buddha

31.) “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – The Buddha

32.) “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha

 

33.) “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” – The Buddha

Biography of Lord Buddha

Siddhartha, who later became known as the Buddha – or The Enlightened One – was a prince who forsook the comforts of a palace to seek enlightenment. He realised the essential unreality of the world and experienced the bliss of Nirvana. After his enlightenment, he spent the remainder of his life teaching others how to escape the endless cycle of birth and death.

 

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Buddha was born approximately 400 BCE in the district of Lumbini, which is now modern-day Nepal, close to the Indian border. He was brought up in a palace with all the comforts and luxuries possible. Growing up a young noble prince, it is said his father sought to shield the young prince Siddhartha from the pain and suffering of the world. It is said his father had a premonition that Siddhartha would one day renounce the world.

However, at one point in his early adult life, Siddhartha sought to find a greater meaning to life. In disguise, he left the palace and wandered around the kingdom. Here, Siddhartha came across different people suffering from old age and illness and witnessed death. This showed him the transitory nature of life, which had a great impact on him. As a consequence, Siddhartha resolved to seek a deeper meaning of life.

Secretly, Siddhartha left the palace – leaving behind his wife, son and all the worldly comforts that he had enjoyed. He devoted himself to meditation, seeking enlightenment amongst the ascetics of the forest.

In his intense quest for enlightenment, Siddhartha fasted excessively so his body wasted away; however, despite his great efforts enlightenment still remained a far cry. At one point, a passing woman gave him some food to eat and Siddhartha realised it was a mistake to seek enlightenment by torturing the body. He regained his strength and resolved to follow a ‘middle path’, avoiding excesses of both fasting and feasting.

On one day, Siddhartha resolved to sit under a Bodhi tree until he attained enlightenment. For several days, he sat in meditation seeking Nirvana. He was tested by various forces which tried to prevent him realising the goal.

However, Siddhartha was successful and entered into the blissful consciousness of Nirvana for several days. On returning to normal consciousness, Siddhartha the Buddha (Buddha means ‘enlightened one’) made the decision to spend the remainder of his life teaching others how to escape the inherent suffering of life.

For many years, Buddha travelled around India, especially around the Ganges plain and in Nepal, teaching his philosophy of liberation. His teachings were transmitted orally and not written down until many years after his death.

Many stories relate to the life of the Buddha in this teaching phase. His essential teachings were of love, compassion and tolerance. The Buddha taught that a seeker must have compassion for all living beings and this was the most important teaching. Although the Buddha disliked formal rules, a monastic following sprung up for those interested in following his path. He advocated strict celibacy for those wishing to follow his monastic path.

The Buddha would often give talks on enlightenment, but on one occasion, he simply held up a flower and maintained silence. Many left not understanding the point, but when later questioned, the Buddha replied that his real teaching could only be understood in silence. Talks could only give limited intellectual information which was not real enlightenment.

The Buddha sought to avoid deep philosophy, he avoided using the term God, preferring to talk about the practical way that a person may escape the cycle of birth and rebirth and attain enlightenment. Like many spiritual teachers, he often taught in parables to keep his teachings simple and practical.

The Buddha attracted hostility from those jealous of his popularity and spiritual development. One of his own monks Devadatta later became jealous of the Buddha and sought to split the community. He even tried on three occasions to kill the Buddha, but on each occasion, he failed.

The Buddha passed away after many years of teaching and travelling throughout India. On his deathbed, he told Ananda (his dearest disciple) that he should now rely on his teachings and own ethical conduct to be the guide of his life.

“For centuries the light of the Buddha has shone as a beacon beckoning men from across the sea of darkness. Like lost children, millions of seekers have reached out to the light with their heart’s inmost cry, and the Buddha has shown them the Way. The world stood before the Buddha with its ignorance, and the Buddha, the Enlightened One, gave man Truth. The world offered its age-old suffering to the Buddha’s heart and the Buddha, Lord of Compassion, showed man the Dharma.”

“A disciplined mind brings happiness.” The Buddha

 

 “A disciplined mind brings happiness.” The Buddha

“Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters bend wood; the wise master themselves.” The Buddha

This is a genuine Buddha quote. It’s from the Dhammapada, verse 80:

Irrigators channel waters;
fletchers straighten arrows;
carpenters shape wood;
the wise master themselves.

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“Delight in heedfulness! Guard well your thoughts!” The Buddha

This is a genuine quote from the Buddhist scriptures. It’s from The Dhammapada.

“Delight in heedfulness! Guard well your thoughts!” The Buddha

“If they are neither traceable in the Discourses nor verifiable by the Discipline, one must conclude thus: ‘Certainly, this is not the Blessed One’s utterance’“ The Buddha

 

Without approval and without scorn, but carefully studying the sentences word by word, one should trace them in the Discourses and verify them by the Discipline. If they are neither traceable in the Discourses nor verifiable by the Discipline, one must conclude thus: ‘Certainly, this is not the Blessed One’s utterance; this has been misunderstood by that bhikkhu — or by that community, or by those elders, or by that elder.’ In that way, bhikkhus, you should reject it.

“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world…”

 

This is a genuine quote from the Buddhist scriptures. It’s from the Karaniya Metta Sutta:

“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.” Buddha

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“Give, even if you only have a little.”

 

This is a genuine Buddha quote. It’s from Dhammapada verse 224.

“Give, even if you only have a little.” The Buddha.

“If a man going down into a river, swollen and swiftly flowing, is carried away by the current — how can he help others across?” – The Buddha

 

 

“If a man going down into a river, swollen and swiftly flowing, is carried away by the current — how can he help others across?” – The Buddha

“Meditate … do not delay, lest you later regret it.”

 

This is a genuine Buddha quote. It’s from the Sallekha Sutta.

“Meditate … do not delay, lest you later regret it.” The Buddha

“Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.”

 

This is a genuine quote from the Buddhist scriptures. It’s from the Karaniya Metta Sutta:

“Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.” Buddha

“As a mother would protect her only child with her life … cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.” Buddha

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