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2514 Sat 27 Jan 2018 LESSON 1) Classical Pali karoti na durācāra satataṃ karoti sucarita bhavati sampajāna 23) Classical English Do no Evil Always do good action Be Mindful Jaibheem. ELEPHANTS WALK TOWARD SAVING THE DEMOCRACY is the very effective pgrm. Started on 15th Jan. the day of our lovable mass leader Behenji’s Birthday. Bike rally continued till this day. The sumup prgm will be at FREEDOM PARK opp Maharanis college. @ 3.pm exactly. On 28/1/18 Sunday. I request our brothers of B’lore based party members must come on Bikes, with party flags. Adjoing Dist Brothers can use trains where ever possible. Also vehicles to bring our brothern. Keep up the time, make the Prgm a success. Thank u. Lakshmi Happy Birthday to Marasandra Muniappa Ji born on a very auspicious day! May he be ever happy, well and secure! May he live long! Me he ever have calm, quiet, alert, attentive and an equanimity mind with a clear understanding that everything is changing ! WhatsApp Video 2018-01-27 at 8.03.05 AM(1).mp4
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  2514 Sat 27 Jan 2018 LESSON  1)
Classical Pali  karoti na durācāra satataṃ karoti sucarita bhavati
sampajāna  23) Classical English  Do no Evil Always do good action Be
Mindful  
 Jaibheem.
ELEPHANTS WALK TOWARD  SAVING THE DEMOCRACY  is the very effective
pgrm. Started on 15th Jan. the day of our lovable mass leader Behenji’s
Birthday. Bike rally continued till this day.  The sumup prgm will be at
FREEDOM PARK opp Maharanis college. @ 3.pm exactly. On 28/1/18 Sunday. I
request our brothers of B’lore based party members must come on Bikes,
with party flags. Adjoing Dist Brothers can use trains where ever
possible. Also vehicles to bring our  brothern. Keep up the time, make
the Prgm a success. Thank u. Lakshmi

Happy Birthday
to Marasandra Muniappa Ji born on a very auspicious day! May he be ever
happy, well and secure! May he live long! Me he ever have calm, quiet,
alert, attentive and an equanimity mind with a clear understanding that
everything is changing !  WhatsApp Video 2018-01-27 at 8.03.05
AM(1).mp4 


1) Classical Pāḷi

karoti na durācāra satataṃ karoti sucarita bhavati sampajāna

23) Classical English

Do no Evil Always do good action Be Mindful


2 Classical Afrikaans
2 Klassieke Afrikaans

Doen geen kwaad nie, doen altyd goeie aksie, wees bewus


3 Classical Albanian
3 Klasike Shqiptare

Mos bëni asnjë të keqe, Gjithmonë bëni veprime të mira, Jini të kujdesshëm


4 Classical Amharic
4 የጥንታዊ አማርኛ

ክፉን አታድርጉ, ሁልጊዜ መልካም ድርጊት ይኑሩ, ማሰላሰል


5 Classical Arabic
5 الكلاسيكية العربية

لا الشر، دائما القيام بعمل جيد، كن حذرا

6 Classical Armenian
6 դասական հայ

Մի չարիք, Միշտ լավ գործեք, Զգուշացեք


7 Classical Azerbaijani
7 Klassik azərbaycanlı

Heç bir Şeytan etməyin, Həmişə yaxşı hərəkət edin, Diqqətli olun


8 Classical Basque
8 Euskal klasikoa

Ez egin Evil, Beti egin Ekintza onean, Kontuz ibili


9 Classical Belarusian
9 Класічная беларуская

не рабілі ніякага ліха, заўсёды рабіць добрую справу, быць уважлівымі


10 Classical Bengali
10 ক্লাসিক্যাল বাংলা

কোন মন্দ করবেন না, সর্বদা ভাল কাজ করবেন, মনোযোগী হোন


11 Classical Bosnian
11 Klasična bosanska

Nemojte zlo, uvek činite dobro, budite svesni


12 Classical Bulgarian
12 Класически български

Не вършете зло, винаги правете добро действие, бъдете внимателни


13 Classical Catalan
13 Català clàssic

No facis cap mal, fes bones accions, tinguis consciència


14 Classical Cebuano
14 klasikal nga Cebuano

Ayaw’g dautan, Kanunay nga buhaton ang Maayong Aksyon, Hinumdomi


15 Classical Chichewa
15 Chichewa cha Chikale

Musachite Zoipa, Nthawi Zonse Muzichita Zabwino, Muzikumbukira


16 Classical Chinese (Simplified)
16个古典汉语(简体)

不要做恶,永远做好行动,谨慎


17 Classical Chinese (Traditional)
17古典漢語(繁體)

不要做惡,永遠做好行動,謹慎


18 Classical Corsican
18 Corsa Corsicana

Ùn fate micca Evil, Sempre do A bona Acció, Avemu averia


19 Classical Croatian
19 Klasična hrvatska

Nemojte zlo, Uvijek činite dobru akciju, budite svjesni


20 Classical Czech
20 Klasická čeština

Neudělej zlo, vždy dělej dobrou akci, Buďte opatrní


21 Classical Danish
21 Klassisk dansk

Gør ingen ondskab, gør altid god handling, vær opmærksom

22 Classical Dutch
22 Klassiek Nederlands

Do no Evil, Always do Good Action, Let op


24 Classical Esperanto
24 Klasika Esperanto

Faru nenian malbonon, ĉiam faru bonan agon, estu atenta


25 Classical Estonian
25 klassikaline eesti keel

Ära tee kurja, tee alati häid asju, ole ettevaatlik


26 Classical Filipino

Huwag Masama, Laging Magandang Aksyon, Pag-isipan


27 Classical Finnish
27 klassista suomalaista

Älä tee mitään pahaa, tee aina hyvää toimintaa, muistakaa


28 Classical French
28 Français Classique

Ne fais pas de mal, fais toujours de bonnes actions, sois attentif


29 Classical Frisian
29 Klassike Frysk

Doch gjin kwea, altyd goed aksje dwaan, bemindigje


30 Classical Galician
30 Clásico galego

Non fagas ningún mal, faga sempre unha boa acción. Teña en conta


31 Classical Georgian
31 კლასიკური ქართველი

ნუ ბოროტი, ყოველთვის კარგი მოქმედება, გონება


32 Classical German
32 Klassisches Deutsch

Tu kein Böses, tu immer Gutes, sei achtsam

33 Classical Greek
33 Κλασσικά Ελληνικά

Μην κακό, πάντα κάνετε καλή δράση, να είστε προσεκτικοί


34 Classical Gujarati
34 ક્લાસિકલ ગુજરાતી

કોઈ દુષ્ટ છો, હંમેશા સારા કાર્યો કરો, માઇન્ડફુલ રહો

35 Classical Haitian Creole
35 Klasik kreyòl ayisyen

Pa fè okenn move, Toujou fè bon aksyon, Fè atansyon


36 Classical Hausa
36 Hausa Hausa

Kada ku yi mummunan aiki, Ku yi aiki mai kyau, ku kasance mai hankali


37 Classical Hawaiian
37 Hawaiian Hawaiian

Mai hana hewa, hana mau i ka hana maikaʻi, e hoʻomanaʻo


38 Classical Hebrew
38 עברית קלאסית

האם לא רשע, תמיד לעשות פעולה טובה, להיות זהיר


39 Classical Hindi
39 शास्त्रीय हिंदी

बुराई मत करो, हमेशा अच्छा कार्य करें, सावधान रहें



40 Classical Hmong
40 Hoob Hmoob

Tsis muaj kev phem, Nco ntsoov ua zoo, Nco ntsoov


41 Classical Hungarian
41 klasszikus magyar

Ne gonosz, Mindig jó cselekvés, Légy tudatában


42 Classical Icelandic
42 klassíska íslensku

Gera ekki illa, gerðu alltaf góða aðgerð, vertu viss um það


43 Classical Igbo

Emela Ihe Ọjọọ, Mee Ezi Omume, Na-echebara Ihe


44 Classical Indonesian
44 Bahasa Indonesia Klasik

Jangan Kejahatan, Selalu Lakukan Tindakan Baik, Berhati-hatilah


45 Classical Irish
45 Gaeilge Chlasaiceach

Ná déan aon olc, gníomhú go maith i gcónaí, bí aireach


46 Classical Italian
46 italiano classico

Non fare il male, fai sempre una buona azione, sii consapevole


47 Classical Japanese
47古典

Do not Evil、常にGood Actionをやって、Mindful


48 Classical Javanese
48 Klasik Jawa

Aja jahat, Tansah Tumindak Apik, Nyata

49 Classical Kannada
49 ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರೀಯ ಕನ್ನಡ

ಇವಿಲ್ ಇಲ್ಲ, ಯಾವಾಗಲೂ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡಿ, ಮನಸ್ಸಿರಿ

50 Classical Kazakh
50 Классикалық қазақ

Зұлымдық жасамаңыз, әрдайым жақсы әрекет жасаңыз, ойланыңыз


51 Classical Khmer
51 បុរាណខ្មែរ

កុំធ្វើអាក្រក់, តែងតែធ្វើសកម្មភាពល្អ, មានមនោសញ្ចេតនា


52 Classical Korean
52 고전 한국어

악을 행하지 말고, 언제나 좋은 행동을하십시오.


53 Classical Kurdish (Kurmanji)
53 Kurmancî (Kurmancî)

Bawer nakin, Herdem Çalakiyek baş bikin, Be Mindful


54 Classical Kyrgyz
54 Классикалык Кыргыз

эч кандай жаман иш кылып +, дайыма жакшы Иш-аракет кыл, этият болгула


55 Classical Lao
55 ຄລາສສິກລາວ

ເຮັດບໍ່ຊົ່ວ, ສະເຫມີເຮັດການກະທໍາທີ່ດີ, ຈົ່ງລະວັງ


56 Classical Latin
LVI Classical Latin

Nihil mali, semper boni memores


57 Classical Latvian
57 klasiskā latviete

Nelietojiet ļaunu, vienmēr dari labu rīcību, jāuzmanās


58 Classical Lithuanian
58 klasikinis lietuvis

Nei blogis, visada daryk gerus veiksmus, būk atsargus


59 Classical Luxembourgish
59 Klassesch Lëtzebuergesch

Do keng Evil, ëmmer ze gutt Action, Be Mindful


60 Classical Macedonian
60 Класичен македонски

Не прави зло, Секогаш прави добра акција, Биди свесен


61 Classical Malagasy
61 Malagasy

Aza manao ratsy, Miezaha foana hanao fihetsika tsara, Aoka ianao ho mailo


62 Classical Malay
62 Bahasa Melayu Klasik

Jangan berbuat jahat, Sentiasa lakukan tindakan yang baik, berhati-hati


63 Classical Malayalam
63 ക്ലാസിക്കൽ മലയാളം

തിന്മ ചെയ്യാതിരിക്കുക, എല്ലായ്പോഴും നന്മ ചെയ്യുക, ശ്രദ്ധിക്കുവിൻ


64 Classical Maltese
64 Maltin Klassiċi

M’għandekx ħażen, Dejjem tagħmel Azzjoni Tajba, Kun Mindful


65 Classical Maori
65 Maori Maori

Kaua e kino, Mahi i nga wa katoa, Kia mahara

66 Classical Marathi
66 शास्त्रीय मराठी

वाईट करू नका, नेहमीच चांगली कृती करा, सचेतन व्हा

67 Classical Mongolian
67 Сонгодог монгол хэл

Ямар ч муу муухай зүйл хийдэггүй, үргэлж сайн үйлс хийдэг, дурсамжтай бай

68 Classical Myanmar (Burmese)
68, Classical မြန်မာ (ဗမာ)

မရှိမကောင်းမှုပြုပါအမြဲတမ်းကောင်းလှုပ်ရှားမှုပြုစိတ်ကို Be


69 Classical Nepali
69 शास्त्रीय नेपाली

ईर्ष्या नगर्नुहोस्, सधैं राम्रो काम गर्नुहोस्


70 Classical Norwegian
70 klassisk norsk

Gjør ingen ondskap, gjør alltid god handling, vær oppmerksom


71 Classical Pashto
71 کلاسیک پښتو

د بدی نه مه کوئ، تل د ښه عمل ترسره کول، د منلو وړ شئ


72 Classical Persian
72 کلاسیک فارسی

هیچ آدمی را نکنید، همیشه کارهای خوب انجام دهید، ببخشید


73 Classical Polish
73 Klasyczny polski

Nie czyń zła, Zawsze rób dobrą akcję, bądź uważny


74 Classical Portuguese
74 Português Clássico

Não faça mal, faça sempre boa ação, esteja atento


75 Classical Punjabi
75 ਪੁਰਾਤਨ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ

ਕੋਈ ਵੀ ਬੁਰਾਈ ਨਾ ਕਰੋ, ਹਮੇਸ਼ਾ ਚੰਗਾ ਕੰਮ ਕਰੋ, ਧਿਆਨ ਰੱਖੋ


76 Classical Romanian
76 Clasicul românesc

Nu faceți nici un rău, întotdeauna faceți o acțiune bună, fiți atenți


77 Classical Russian
77 Классическая русская

Не делай зла, всегда делай хорошие поступки, будьте внимательны


78 Classical Samoan
78 Faʻasolopito Samoa

Aua le Faia se Leaga, Fai Mea Lelei i Mea Uma, Manatua


79 Classical Scots Gaelic
79 Gàidhlig Albannach Clasaigeach

Na dèan olc, daonnan a ‘dèanamh deagh ghnìomh, bi mothachail


80 Classical Serbian
80 Класични српски

Немојте зло, увек чините добро, будите свесни


81 Classical Sesotho
81 Li-classic Sesotho

U se ke Ua Etsa Bobe, Kamehla U Etse Bohato bo Botle, E-ba le kelello


82 Classical Shona
82 Shona Classical

Usaita Zvakaipa, Nguva dzose Ita Chiito Chakanaka, Iva Nefungwa


83 Classical Sindhi
83 ڪلاس سنڌي

86 Klasična slovenska

Ne delajte Evil, vedno delajte dobro, bodite pozorniڪابه بدعنواني نه ڪريو، هميشه سٺي عمل ڪر، بي ايم ڪيو


84 Classical Sinhala
සම්භාව්ය සිංහල

හොඳ නරක ක්රියා කරන්න, නරක දෙයක් කරන්න එපා


85 Classical Slovak
85 klasický slovenský

Robte zlo, vždy robte dobrú činnosť, buďte opatrní


86 Classical Slovenian
86 Klasična slovenska

Ne delajte Evil, vedno delajte dobro, bodite pozorni


87 Classical Somali
87 Sayniska Soomaalida

Ha samayn xumaan, Marwalba Samee Ficil wanaagsan, Feejignow


88 Classical Spanish
88 Español clásico

No hagas mal, siempre haz buenas acciones, ten cuidado


89 Classical Sundanese
89 Sunda Klasik

Ulah aya Jahat, Salawasna do Good Aksi, Kudu Mindful



90 Classical Swahili

Usifanye Uovu, Daima Ufanye Kazi Njema, Jihadharini


91 Classical Swedish
91 klassisk svenska

Gör ingen ond, gör alltid bra åtgärd, var uppmärksam


92 Classical Tajik
92 тоҷикӣ классикӣ

Ҳеҷ бадӣ накунед, ҳамеша амали хуб кунед, ҳушёр бошед


93 Classical Tamil
93 செம்மொழி தமிழ்

தீமை செய்யாதீர்கள், எப்போதும் நல்ல செயலைச் செய்யுங்கள், புத்திசாலி


94 Classical Telug
94 క్లాసికల్ తెలుగు

ఎటువంటి దుష్ప్రవర్తన లేదు, ఎల్లప్పుడు మంచి చర్య తీసుకోండి, తెలివిగా ఉండండి


95 Classical Thai
95 คนไทยคลาสสิก

อย่าทำชั่ว, จงทำดี, เป็นคนมีสติ


96 Classical Turkis
96 Klasik Türk

Hiçbir Evil Yapma, Her Zaman İyi Bir Eylem Yapma, Dikkatli Olma


97 Classical Ukrainian
97 класичний український

Не робіть зла, завжди робіть добрі дії, будь назавжди


98 Classical Urdu
98 کلاسیکی اردو

بدی مت کرو، ہمیشہ اچھے عمل کرو، متفق رہو


99 Classical Uzbek
99 Klassik o’zbek

Yomonlik qilma, har doim yaxshi ish tutishk

100 Classical Vietnamese
100 cổ điển Việt Nam

Đừng làm ác, Luôn luôn hành động tốt, Hãy để ý


101 Classical Welsh
101 Cymreig Clasurol

Peidiwch â Dwi’n Evil, Gwnewch Cam Gweithredu Da, Rhoi Gwybodus


102 Classical Xhosa
102 iClassical Xhosa

Musa ukwenza okubi, Njalo yenza isenzo esihle, Qaphela


103 Classical Yiddish
103 קלאַסיש יידיש

טאָן ניט בייז, שטענדיק טאָן גוט קאַמף, זיין מיינדפאַל


104 Classical Yoruba
104 Yoruba Yoruba

Máṣe Ṣe Ibi, Ṣiṣe Ṣiṣe rere nigbagbogbo, Jẹ ki nṣe iranti


105 Classical Zulu
105 I-Classical Zulu

Ungenzi lutho olubi, njalo yenza isenzo esihle, khumbula


Happy Birthday to Marasandra Muniappa Ji born on a very auspicious day!
May he be ever happy, well and secure!
May he live long!
Me he ever have calm, quiet, alert, attentive and an equanimity mind with a clear understanding that everything is changing !

WhatsApp Video 2018-01-27 at 8.03.05 AM(1).mp4



On 28-1-2018 Sunday conclusion of 5 Districts Bike Rally of BSP at Freedom park Gandhinagar at 2 PM. 



https://www.elephantjournal.com/…/everything-the-buddha-ev…/
When asked to sum the Buddha’s teachings up in one phrase, Suzuki Roshi simply said, “Everything changes.”


Everyone and their mom knows, at least intellectually, that the whole
of creation is in a state of endless revolution. The Greek philosopher
Heraclitus famously said, “No same man could walk through the same river
twice, as the man and the river have since changed.”

Impermanence is the very nature of life.


In fact, change is just another word for living—“to live” means “to
change.” But few people go through life truly conscious of this fact. We
“get it” but this knowledge fails to affect our behavior. We simply
ignore the way things actually are. So the point of this discussion is
not to explain impermanence to you, but to point it out; to wake you up
to the truth of change.

Alan Watts used to compare life to music.
The point of music is music, he would say. People enjoy listening to
music for the rhythm, the stream of melody. No one is listening to music
to hear it end. If they were then, as Watts pointed out, their favorite
songs would be the ones that ended abruptly with one single uproar of
noise. Life is the same way.

The point of Life is Life, to
participate in the melody. Melodies are streams; they are flowing. You
cannot frame them or dam them up. When you do there is no flow. That is
death.

The only way to participate in the melody is through
simple awareness. Simple awareness is fluid. A simple mind loses its
sense of self in the music, whereas a self-centered mind keeps trying to
pause the music. We are trying far too hard to hear what we want to
hear, rather than moving to the music, living. We stand back as a
spectator, a listener trying catch the beat. We want to grab a hold of
it, own it, identify with it.

It is not enough to enjoy the
music. We have to know the words. So, we keep pausing the song and
rewinding it, in order to commit it to memory and claim it as our own.

The ego derives a sense of identity or meaning from its interactions with “other.”


These interactions produce vouchers, which the ego tries to collect and
preserve. Rather than enjoying the concert firsthand, the ego takes
pictures and films the concert, so it can talk about it and share the
pictures later. The river of life is forever flowing, but for the ego,
whose very existence is dependent upon freezing this stream of change,
fluctuation is terrifying, which is why we call it impermanence.


From the pessimistic point of view of ego fluctuation represents a
threat to its stability, but in the centerless state of basic awareness
the space that enables flow or change is the womb of vitality. Life,
adaptation emerges from this space. The ego seeks to ignore this space
by stuffing it full of credentials and solicited testimonials.
The ego is the ultimate hoarder.


It keeps every voucher, every memory it stands to profit from. In an
ego-centric mind there is no space, no room to breathe. But deep down
the ego knows the whole thing may come crumbling down at any moment. It
remembers the space, the silent gap between each note that enables the
music to flow. This memory haunts the ego. It breeds paranoia and
insecurity.

This insecurity is the benefactor that finances the
ego’s obsession with collecting vouchers. An ego-centric mind is a
co-dependent, and this co-dependency is all about avoiding space,
fluctuation. The ego is dependent upon relationship or entertainment,
which requires separation.

So, the ego has to think of itself as a
distinct entity. It has to separate itself from life. Upholding this
segregationist strategy is necessary, if any sort of exchange is to be
possible. Separation is the foundation upon which the ego’s empire is
built. As a result, it is chronically discontented or lifeless.


In addition to chronic discontentment, consider for a moment the
problems one is bound to acquire, if they view themselves as an island
or a solid entity in a fluid world.

Things change. However, the
river is not the only thing that changes. According to Heraclitus, so
does the man. But the ego sees itself as unchanging. When we stand in
the river of life with our feet planted, like we are an island, life
begins to feel like an overwhelming wall of water bearing down on us.


Take for example, the transition between being single and in a
relationship. When you are single you develop a lifestyle that that
doesn’t have to take into consideration another person. You can wake up
in the morning drink your coffee, read the paper, have breakfast, go to
work, go to the gym, hang out with friends, and watch whatever you want
on TV. But when you bring another person into the mix you cannot
continue to operate on the same schedule. The situation has changed, so
your old schedule is outdated.

When ‘I’ is a fixed entity or a
habit of thought, this transition is difficult. If you cling this
expired image, the relationship will begin to feel claustrophobic. There
will be one confrontation after the next. The intensity will continue
to build over time until everything, your self image and the
relationship—the man and the river—washes out.

What we think
about ourselves is challenged by change. Many people say, “I shouldn’t
have to give up who I am in order to be in a relationship.” I say, if
you do not give up who you are, then you are not in relationship.


In fact, if you do not have to give up who you are every moment of
every day, then you are not alive. To be alive is to be in a constant
state of revolution. Changing situations should affect our behavior.
That is sanity; allowing new information to inform my point of view. My
point of view—the man in Heraclitus’ example—must remain open or fluid.
“Everything changes.” That is the basic point, according to Shunryu
Suzuki. Everything—the economy, politics, the weather, relationships,
our beliefs, our very sense of identity—is in state of fluctuation. When
we are open to change, the transition is relatively smooth. We are
going with the flow. On the other hand, when we try to save all of our
vouchers we drown.

We cannot swim with our hands full.
An
open mind is a sane mind. An open mind is not a mind that gives due
consideration to any idea, regardless of how ridiculous it is.

An
open mind is a swinging door. It is a mind that does not resist change.
An open mind allows thought to be a reflection of change. From this
point of view, thought is always fresh, because life is always changing.
This is original thought, imagination. In basic awareness, the man and
the river pour into one another.

We have to accept the fact that
we cannot wrestle happiness out of this world simply by putting life in a
head-lock and forcing it to play with us. We have to see that life is
change, change is life; that they are one in the same thing.


Trying to organize impermanent phenomena into permanent categories of
thought is like trying to herd cats. Furthermore, we are not somehow
other than this change, we are Life. We are change. Confusion and
discontentment arise from the mistaken belief that we are a noun.
Contentment is realized when we stop swimming against the stream and
settle into the fact that we are a current in the stream. The current is
not other than the stream. It is the movement of the stream.

We are not a co-dependent noun standing on the bank watching life flow by, but a verb emerging out of the stream of life.

~

Relephant:
How Sitting on the Floor in Silence Changes the World.
Buddha’s Determination for Enlightenment.
~
Love elephant and want to go steady?


An
open mind is a sane mind. An open mind is not a mind that gives due
consideration to any idea, regardless of how ridiculous it is.
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Buddha’s Determination for Awakenment.
Siddhartha Gautama, the man who would become the Buddha, went to sit under a tree.


He had been a spiritual seeker for years and every path he had chosen
had come to nothing. He was deeply unsatisfied with the mainstream
religion of his time, which was anti-science and hostile to women and
minorities. So, he had traveled for years looking for spiritual truth.

And he hadn’t found it. Many of us would have given up.


But, he sat under a tree. He had realized a small insight that had
inspired him to look within himself for the truth. He had caught a
glimpse of what we call our Buddha Nature.

So, he sat under this tree and meditated.


He didn’t invent meditation. It had existed for a very long time.
People may not realize that Buddhism is part of a continuum, it builds
on the religious teachings that preceded it.

He was a die-hard
meditation enthusiast. He vowed to sit under that tree until he had a
breakthrough, some fundamental insight into human suffering.

and he sat

and he sat

and he sat

and he cleared his mind

and he cleared his mind

and he cleared his mind

And the truth came to him. At this point, he became the Buddha, which means ‘awakened one.’

He looked up at the sky and saw a star twinkling and he said, “Look, I am twinkling.”

He realized fundamental truths on both a mundane level and on a deeper level.


He discovered that the source of our suffering is our craving, our
endless state of wanting more and he described a path to overcome that
suffering. This is the path that we still follow today. It teaches us
that harming ourselves or others is counterproductive. It teaches us to
think before we act, but also that thinking too much is often a problem
too. Who among us hasn’t suffered due to excessive worrying.

He
taught us to live in the present moment, rather than spending too much
time in the past or future. This doesn’t mean we should forget the past.
There’s a difference between learning from our mistakes and replaying
them in our minds over and over.

And the Buddha taught us that
all things are interconnected. We tend to think that we are separate
from each other and from the world around us. This delusion is a great
source of suffering in our lives. We are deeply connected to everything
around us in countless ways. That’s why negativity and destructiveness
are harmful. When we put violence into the world, we are harming
ourselves too.

And the Buddha thought to himself, “This insight I
have is experiential. I don’t think I can teach this to anyone. They
would have to see for themselves.”

He considered staying, living
out his life, alone in the wilderness. He was right, of course. Having
an intellectual understanding of the Buddha’s teaching isn’t the same as
enlightenment. We have to have a deeper understanding, an intuitive
understanding rather than a philosophical one.

The Buddha was
moved by a great sense of compassion. He thought teaching wouldn’t work,
but not trying seemed unacceptable. So, he came out of the forest to
teach us all how to save ourselves from suffering.

Love elephant and want to go steady?


He
had realized a small insight that had inspired him to look within
himself for the truth. He had caught a glimpse of what we call our
Buddha Nature. So, he
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BUDDHIST QUOTES AND SAYINGS

This is a small selection of my favorite Buddhist quotes. For a much
larger collection, sorted by subject, see the Buddhist Quotes section.

Just as the highest and the lowest notes are equally inaudible, so
perhaps, is the greatest sense and the greatest nonsense equally
unintelligible.
Allan Watts

Renunciation is not getting rid of the things of this world, but accepting that they pass away.
Aitken Roshi

The greatest achievement is selflessness.
The greatest worth is self-mastery.
The greatest quality is seeking to serve others.
The greatest precept is continual awareness.
The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything.
The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways.
The greatest magic is transmuting the passions.
The greatest generosity is non-attachment.
The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.
The greatest patience is humility.
The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.
The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.
Atisha

In criticizing, the teacher is hoping to teach. That’s all.
Bankei

The true meaning of the precepts is not just that one should refrain from drinking alcohol,
but also from getting drunk on nirvana.
Bassui

Bodhidharma

All know the Way, but few actually walk it.

If you don’t find a teacher soon, you’ll live this life in vain. It’s
true, you have the buddha-nature. But without the help of a teacher
you’ll never know it. Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher’s help.
If, though, by the conjunction of conditions, someone understands what
the Buddha meant, that person doesn’t need a teacher. Such a person has a
natural awareness superior to anything taught. But unless you’re so
blessed, study hard, and by means of instruction you’ll understand.

Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience.
It isn’t more complicated that that.
It is opening to or recieving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is,
without either clinging to it or rejecting it.
Sylvia Boorstein

How does this effect my Buddhist practice?
It doesn’t.
These reported events are like an arrow shot at my heart but it lands at my feet.
I choose not to bend over, pick it up, and stab myself with it.
From an online discussion group -forgot to note the writer

Our modern Western culture only recognises the first of these,
freedom of desires. It then worships such a freedom by enshrining it at
the forefront of national constituitions and bills of human rights. One
can say that the underlying creed of most Western democracies is to
protect their people’s freedom to realise their desires, as far as this
is possible. It is remarkable that in such countries people do not feel
very free. The second kind of freedom, freedom from desires, is
celebrated only in some religious communities. It celebrates
contentment, peace that is free from desires.
Ajahn Brahm (Opening the Door of Your Heart)

If only I could throw away the urge to trace my patterns in your heart, I could really see you.
David Brandon (Zen in the Art of Helping)

Buddhist Sayings

Do not speak- unless it improves on silence.

You can explore the universe looking for somebody who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself,
and you will not find that person anywhere.

The Buddha

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much
as your own unguarded thoughts.

Develop the mind of equilibrium.
You will always be getting praise and blame,
but do not let either affect the poise of the mind:
follow the calmness, the absence of pride.
Sutta Nipata

One day Ananda, who had been thinking deeply about things for a while, turned to the Buddha and exclaimed:
“Lord, I’ve been thinking- spiritual friendship is at least half of the spiritual life!”
The Buddha replied: “Say not so, Ananda, say not so. Spiritual friendship is the whole of the spiritual life!”
Samyutta Nikaya, Verse 2

In what is seen, there should be just the seen;
In what is heard, there should be just the heard;
In what is sensed, there should be just the sensed;
In what is thought, there should be just the thought.

He should not kill a living being, nor cause it to be killed, nor should he incite another to kill.
Do not injure any being, either strong or weak in the world.
Sutta Nipata II,14

These teachings are like a raft, to be abandoned once you have crossed the flood.
Since you should abandon even good states of mind generated by these teachings,
How much more so should you abandon bad states of mind!

Conquer the angry man by love.
Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness.
Conquer the miser with generosity.
Conquer the liar with truth.
The Dhammapada

In Aryans’ Discipline, to build a friendship is to build wealth,
To maintain a friendship is to maintain wealth and
To end a friendship is to end wealth.
Cakkavatti Sutta, Patika Vagga, Dighanikaya

“If beings knew, as I know, the results of sharing gifts, they
would not enjoy their gifts without sharing them with others, nor would
the taint of stinginess obsess the heart and stay there. even if it were
their last and final bit of food, they would not enjoy its use without
sharing it, if there were anyone to receive it”
Itivuttaka 18

One should follow a man of wisdom who rebukes one for one’s faults, as one would follow a guide to some buried treasure.
To one who follows such a wise man, it will be an advantage and not a disadvantage.
Dhammapada 76

A brahmin once asked The Blessed One:
“Are you a God?”
“No, brahmin” said The Blessed One.
“Are you a saint?”
“No, brahmin” said The Blessed One.
“Are you a magician?”
“No, brahmin” said The Blessed One.
“What are you then?”
“I am awake.”

See the truth, and you will see me.

Let your love flow outward through the universe,
To its height, its depth, its broad extent,
A limitless love, without hatred or enmity.
Then as you stand or walk,
Sit or lie down,
As long as you are awake,
Strive for this with a one-pointed mind;
Your life will bring heaven to earth.
Sutta Nipata

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.

Just as a mother would protect with her life her own son, her only son,
so one should cultivate an unbounded mind towards all beings, and loving-kindness towards all the world.
One should cultivate an unbounded mind, above and below and across, without obstruction, without enmity, without rivalry.
Standing, or going, or seated, or lying down, as long as one is free from drowsiness, one should practice this mindfulness.
This, they say, is the holy state here.
Sutta Nipata

What is this world condition?
Body is the world condition.
And with body and form goes feeling, perception, consciousness, and all the activities throughout the world.
The arising of form and the ceasing of form–everything that has
been heard, sensed, and known, sought after and reached by the mind–all
this is the embodied world, to be penetrated and realized.
Samyutta Nikaya

Make an island of yourself,
make yourself your refuge;
there is no other refuge.
Make truth your island,
make truth your refuge;
there is no other refuge.
Digha Nikaya, 16

Solitude is happiness for one who is content, who has heard the Dhamma and clearly sees.
Non-affliction is happiness in the world - harmlessness towards all living beings.
Udana 10

The fool thinks he has won a battle when he bullies with harsh speech,
but knowing how to be forbearing alone makes one victorious.
Samyutta Nikaya I, 163

Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise.
Surangama Sutra

Do not pursue the past.
Do not lose yourself in the future.
The past no longer is.
The future has not yet come.
Looking deeply at life as it is.
In the very here and now, the practitioner dwells in stability and freedom.
We must be diligent today.
To wait until tomorrow is too late.
Death comes unexpectedly.
How can we bargain with it?
The sage calls a person who knows how to dwell in mindfulness night and day,
‘one who knows the better way to live alone.’
Bhaddekaratta Sutta

Ajhan Chah

Do not try to become anything.
Do not make yourself into anything.
Do not be a meditator.
Do not become enlightened.
When you sit, let it be.
What you walk, let it be.
Grasp at nothing.
Resist nothing.

If you haven’t wept deeply, you haven’t begun to meditate.

The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or
sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and
compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about
looking into someone else’s eyes.
Pema Chodron

Venerable Cheng Yen

Our inability to stand someone results from our lack of cultivation.

Having a wider heart and mind is more important than having a larger house.

Happiness does not come from having much, but from being attached to little.

Remember always that you are just a visitor here, a traveler
passing through. your stay is but short and the moment of your departure
unknown.
None can live without toil and a craft that provides
your needs is a blessing indeed. But if you toil without rest, fatigue
and wearness will overtake you, and you will denied the joy that comes
from labour’s end.
Speak quietly and kindly and be not forward
with either opinions or advice. If you talk much, this will make you
deaf to what others say, and you should know that there are few so wise
that they cannot learn from others.
Be near when help is needed, but far when praise and thanks are being offered.
Take small account of might, wealth and fame, for they soon pass
and are forgotten. Instead, nurture love within you and and strive to be
a friend to all. Truly, compassion is a balm for many wounds.
Treasure silence when you find it, and while being mindful of your duties, set time aside, to be alone with yourself.
Cast off pretense and self-deception and see yourself as you really are.
Despite all appearances, no one is really evil. They are led astray
by ignorance. If you ponder this truth always you will offer more
light, rather then blame and condemnation.
You, no less than all
beings have Buddha Nature within. Your essential Mind is pure.
Therefore, when defilements cause you to stumble and fall, let not
remose nor dark foreboding cast you down. Be of good cheer and with this
understanding, summon strength and walk on.
Faith is like a
lamp and wisdom makes the flame burn bright. Carry this lamp always and
in good time the darkness will yield and you will abide in the Light.
Dhammavadaka

H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something,
and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.

Through violence, you may ’solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.

One has to try to develop one’s inner feelings, which can be done simply by training one’s mind.
This is a priceless human asset and one you don’t have to pay income tax on!

First one must change.
I first watch myself, check myself, then expect changes from others.

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them, humanity cannot survive.

I myself feel, and also tell other Buddhists that the question of Nirvana will come later.
There is not much hurry.
If in day to day life you lead a good life, honesty, with love,
with compassion, with less selfishness,
then automatically it will lead to Nirvana.

The universe that we inhabit and our shared perception of it are the
results of a common karma. Likewise, the places that we will experience
in future rebirths will be the outcome of the karma that we share with
the other beings living there. The actions of each of us, human or
nonhuman, have contributed to the world in which we live. We all have a
common responsibility for our world and are connected with everything in
it.

If the love within your mind is lost and you see other
beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education or
material comfort you have, only suffering and confusion will ensue.

It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.

When ever Buddhism has taken root in a new land, there has been a
certain variation in the style in which it is observed. The Buddha
himself taught differently according to the place, the occasion and the
situation of those who were listening to him.

Samsara-our
conditioned existence in the perpetual cycle of habitual tendencies and
nirvana - genuine freedom from such an existence- are nothing but
different manifestations of a basic continuum. So this continuity of
consciousness us always present. This is the meaning of tantra.

According to Buddhist practice, there are three stages or steps. The initial stage is to reduce attachment towards life.
The second stage is the elimination of desire and attachment to this
samsara. Then in the third stage, self-cherishing is eliminated

In Buddhism, both learning and practice are extremely important, and
they must go hand in hand. Without knowledge, just to rely on faith,
faith, and more faith is good but not sufficient. So the intellectual
part must definitely be present. At the same time, strictly intellectual
development without faith and practice, is also of no use. It is
necessary to combine knowledge born from study with sincere practice in
our daily lives. These two must go together.

The creatures that
inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to
contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity
of the world.

To develop genuine devotion, you must know the
meaning of teachings. The main emphasis in Buddhism is to transform the
mind, and this transformation depends upon meditation. in order to
meditate correctly, you must have knowledge.

Anything that contradicts experience and logic should be abandoned.

The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.

From one point of view we can say that we have human bodies and are
practicing the Buddha’s teachings and are thus much better than insects.
But we can also say that insects are innocent and free from guile,
where as we often lie and misrepresent ourselves in devious ways in
order to achieve our ends or better ourselves. From this perspective, we
are much worse than insects.

When the days become longer and
there is more sunshine, the grass becomes fresh and, consequently, we
feel very happy. On the other hand, in autumn, one leaf falls down and
another leaf falls down. The beautiful plants become as if dead and we
do not feel very happy. Why? I think it is because deep down our human
nature likes construction, and does not like destruction. Naturally,
every action which is destructive is against human nature.
Constructiveness is the human way. Therefore, I think that in terms of
basic human feeling, violence is not good. Non-violence is the only way.

We humans have existed in our present form for about a hundred thousand
years. I believe that if during this time the human mind had been
primarily controlled by anger and hatred, our overall population would
have decreased. But today, despite all our wars, we find that the human
population is greater than ever. This clearly indicates to me that love
and compassion predominate in the world. And this is why unpleasant
events are “news”; compassionate activities are so much a part of daily
life that they are taken for granted and , therefore, largely ignored.

The fundamental philosophical principle of Buddhism is that all our
suffering comes about as a result of an undisciplined mind, and this
untamed mind itself comes about because of ignorance and negative
emotions. For the Buddhist practitioner then, regardless of whether he
or she follows the approach of the Fundamental Vehicle, Mahayana or
Vajrayana, negative emotions are always the true enemy, a factor that
has to be overcome and eliminated. And it is only by applying methods
for training the mind that these negative emotions can be dispelled and
eliminated. This is why in Buddhist writings and teachings we find such
an extensive explanation of the mind and its different processes and
functions. Since these negative emotions are states of mind, the method
or technique for overcoming them must be developed from within. There is
no alternative. They cannot be
removed by some external technique, like a surgical operation.”
from ‘Dzogchen: The Heart Essence of the Great Perfection’

So, the tendency of our childish nature is to take small things too
seriously and get easily offended, whereas when we are confronted with
situations which have long-term consequences, we tend to take things
less seriously

Encountering sufferings will definitely contribute
to the elevation of your spiritual practice, provided you are able to
transform calamity and misfortune into the path.

The purpose of
all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on
the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in
our hearts.

War is out of date, obsolete.

{Here is a special Dalai Lama quotes page.}

The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done,
we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change.
So that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger,
but in wisdom, understanding and love.
Jennifer Edwards

View all problems as challenges.
Look upon negativities that arise as opportunities to learn and to grow.
Don’t run from them, condemn yourself, or bury your burden in saintly silence.
You have a problem? Great.
More grist for the mill. Rejoice, dive in, and investigate.
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, “Mindfulness in Plain English”

Humans prepare for the future all their lives, yet meet the next life totally unprepared.
Drakpa Gyaltsen

To deny the reality of things is to miss their reality;
to assert the emptiness of things is to miss their reality.
The more you talk and think about it, the further astray you wander from the truth.
Stop talking and thinking and there is nothing you will not be able to know.
Hsin Hsin Ming

Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes, it obstructs your vision.
Hsi-Tang
Master Hsuan Hua
When one does what Buddhas do, one is a Buddha.
When one does what Bodhisattvas do, one is a Bodhisattva.
When one does what Arhats do, one is an Arhat.
When one does what ghosts do, one is a ghost.
These are all natural phenomena.
There are no shortcuts in cultivation.

If you wish others to know about your good deeds,
they are not truly good deeds.
If you fear others will find out about your bad deeds,
those are truly bad deeds.

Our lives are based on what is reasonable and common sense;
Truth is apt to be neither.
Christmas Humphreys

Birth and Death is a grave event;
How transient is life!
Every minute is to be grasped.
Time waits for nobody.
Inscription on a Zen Gong

We could become quite satisfied with ourselves because we are
sitting in meditation and are endeavoring to practice the spiritual
path. Such satisfaction with ourselves is not the same as contentment.
Contentment is necessary, self-satisfaction is detrimental. To be
content has to include knowing we are in the right place at the right
time to facilitate our own growth. But to be self-satisfied means that
we no longer realize the need for growth. All these aspects are
important parts of our commitment and makes us into one whole being with
a one-pointed direction.
Ayya Khema

Half the spiritual life consists of remembering what we are up against and where we are going.
Ayya Khema, “When the Iron Eagle Flies”

… And the other half is taking complete personal responsibility for getting there!
Joshua Bryer

If you live the sacred and despise the ordinary,
you are still bobbing in the ocean of delusion.
Zen Master Lin-Chi

Since everything is but an apparition, having nothing to do
with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in
laughter.
Longchenpa

Milarepa

My religion is to live and die without regret.

Know emptiness,
Be compassionate.

Strong and healthy, who thinks of sickness until it strikes like lightning?
Preoccupied with the world, who thinks of death, until it arrives like thunder?

All meditation must begin with arousing deep compassion.
Whatever one does must emerge from an attitude of love and benefitting others.

All worldly pursuits have but one unavoidable and inevitable end,
which is sorrow; acquisitions end in dispersion; buildings in
destruction; meetings in separation; births in death. Knowing this, one
should, from the very first, renounce acquisitions and storing-up, and
building, and meeting; and, faithful to the commands of an eminent Guru,
set about realizing the Truth. That alone is the best of religious
observances.

Nagarjuna

The Buddha taught some people the teachings of duality that help them avoid sin and acquire spiritual merit.
To others he taught non-duality, that some find profoundly frightening.

Even offering three hundred bowls of food three times a day does
not match the spiritual merit gained in one moment of love.

All philosophies are mental fabrications.
There has never been a single doctrine by which one could enter the true essence of things.

By amending our mistakes, we get wisdom.
By defending our faults, we betray an unsound mind.
The Sutra of Hui Neng

After a few years of meditation practice we can even learn how to
occasionally ignore ourselves. And what relief that can be!
Wes Nisker

One day I complained to Suzuki Roshi about the people I was working with.
He listened intently.
Finally he said, “If you want to see virtue, you have to have a calm mind.”
“To Shine One Corner of the World: Moments with Shuryu Suzuki” (Edited by David Chadwick)

Stonepeace

What you eat cannot purify your mind - but is there greed behind your choice of eating?
If yes, the mind that eats is not pure - be your choice vegetarian or not.

I think it is time to face yourself again.
Then again, it is always time.

Truth is only as real as our delusion allows.
(slightly edited)

If an untrained sentient being can create Real Hell out of Total Ignorance,
why can’t a perfect Buddha create a Real Pureland out of Total Compassion?
(slightly edited)

In fact, everything we encounter in this world with our six senses is an inkblot test.
You see what you are thinking and feeling, seldom what you are looking at.
Shiqin

One torch can dissipate the accumulated darkness of a thousand aeons.
Tilopa

Thich Nhat Hanh

If we are not empty, we become a block of matter.
We cannot breathe, we cannot think.
To be empty means to be alive, to breathe in and to breathe out.
We cannot be alive if we are not empty.
Emptiness is impermanence, it is change.
We should not complain about impermanence,
because without impermanence, nothing is possible.

Through your love for each other, through learning the art of making one person happy,
you learn to express your love for the whole of humanity and all beings.
Please help us develop the curriculum for the Institute for the Happiness of One Person.
Don’t wait until we open the school.
You can begin practicing right away.

If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything.

“At the moment of waking up,
before getting out of bed,
get in touch with your breath,
feel the various sensations in your body,
note any thoughts and feeling that maybe present,
let mindfulness touch this moment,
Can you feel your breath?
Can you perceive the dawning of each in breath?
Can you enjoy the feeling of the breath freely
entering your body in this moment?
“Breathe in I smile,
breathe out I calm my body,
dwelling in the present moment,
it is a wonderful moment.”

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present
moment, we miss everything. When a child presents himself to you with
his smile, if you are not really there - thinking about the future or
the past, or preoccupied with other problems - then the child is not
really there for you. The technique of being alive is to go back to
yourself in order for the child to appear like a marvellous reality.
Then you can see him smile and you can embrace him in your arms.

Meditation is not to escape from society,
but to come back to ourselves and see what is going on.
Once there is seeing, there must be acting.
With mindfulness, we know what to do and what not to do to help.

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong.
Why not try and see positive things,
to just touch those things and make them bloom?

Reconciliation is to understand both sides;
to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side,
and then go to the other side and describe the suffering being endured by the first side.

Anything that is created must sooner or later die.
Enlightenment is permanent because we have not produced it; we have merely discovered it.
Chogyam Trungpa

Shantideva

Through the power of habit I have come to view an insignificant sperm and egg as myself.

Others are my main concern.
When I notice something of mine,
I steal it and give it to others.

All happiness comes from the desire for others to be happy.
All misery comes from the desire for oneself to be happy.

While others are engaged in inferior and menial tasks
in which they encounter many difficulties,
how can I sit here at peace and do nothing?
I must and shall benefit them,
but without ever succumbing to the poison of self-importance.
Bodhicaryavatara

“Unruly beings are as unlimited as space
They cannot possibly all be overcome,
But if I overcome thoughts of anger alone
This will be equivalent to vanquishing all foes.

Where would I possibly find enough leather
With which to cover the surface of the earth?
But (wearing) leather just on the soles of my shoes
Is equivalent to covering the earth with it.

Likewise it is not possible for me
To restrain the external course of things;
But should I restrain this mind of mine
What would be the need to restrain all else?”

Like it or not, if you look at your own mind you will discover
it is void and groundless; as insubstantial as empty space.
Padma Sambhava

The foolish are trapped by karma, while the wise are liberated through karma.
Stonepeace

Suttas are not meant to be ’sacred scriptures’ that tell us
what to believe. One should read them, listen to them, think about them,
contemplate them, and investigate the present reality, the present
experience with them. Then, and only then, can one insightfully know the
truth beyond words.
Venerable Sumedho

Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.
Alan Watts
Lama Yeshe

It is never too late.
Even if you are going to die tomorrow,
Keep yourself straight and clear and be a happy human being today.
If you keep your situation happy day by day,
you will eventually reach the greatest happiness of Enlightenment.

If your spiritual practice and the demands of your everyday
life are not in harmony, it means there’s something wrong with the way
you are practicing.
Your practice should satisfy your dissatisfied mind while providing solutions to the problems of everyday life.
If it doesn’t, check carefully to see what you really understand about your religious practice.
Religion is not just some dry intellectual idea but rather your
basic philosophy of life: you hear a teaching that makes sense to you,
find through experience that it relates positively with your
psychological makeup, get a real taste of it through practice, and adopt
it as your spiritual path.
That’s the right way to enter the spiritual path.

When Lord Buddha spoke about suffering, he wasn’t referring
simply to superficial problems like illness and injury, but to the fact
that the dissatisfied nature of the mind itself is suffering. No matter
how much of something you get, it never satisfies your desire for better
or more. This unceasing desire is suffering; its nature is emotional
frustration.

Be gentle first with yourself - if you wish to be gentle with others.

We are not compelled to meditate by some outside agent, by other people, or by God.
Rather, just as we are responsible for our own suffering, so are we solely responsible for our own cure.
We have created the situation in which we find ourselves, and
it is up to us to create the circumstances for our release.

To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself.
To forgive others is to be good to yourself.
Master ChengYen

What is it that binds you?
You are not bound by any chains now.
Is it just the thought that you are bound that binds you?
Mental chains can only be broken by mental effort.
Zed (slightly edited)

The only reason why we are still here is because we believe there is a reason to be here.
So why are we still swimming in the sea of samsara?
Zeph

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

If you know the psychological nature of your own mind, depression is spontaneously dispelled;
instead of being enemies and strangers, all living beings become your friends.
The narrow mind rejects; wisdom accepts.
Check your own mind to see whether or not this is true.

It is great that even before we become enlightened or generate any
lam-rim realizations we are able to offer incredible benefit to others.
The person who does this is a very fortunate person and should rejoice
very often.

By renouncing samsara, we renounce our habitual grasping, unhappy minds.
And by renouncing samsara, we embrace our potential for enlightenment.

When it is impossible for anger to arise within you, you find no outside enemies anywhere.
An outside enemy exists only if there is anger inside.

When there is hallucination, there is the truth, by recognising it as hallucination.
Where there is suffering, there is peace and bliss, by letting go
and experiencing it for numberless suffering sentient beings.
Always think of how others are kind and precious Treat them as you would like to be treated.

A sick body with a good heart is more beneficial to future lives than a fit, healthy body that is used for self-cherishing.

If one does not remember death, one does not remember Dharma.

When?
At this time, while you have all the opportunities, if you do not
do your best to achieve the pure, stainless path to enlightenment when
will you do it?
If you don’t meditate, don’t practise the graduated path to enlightenment, especially bodhicitta, in this life, then when?
When will you practise? When will you have this realization?
If, in this life, you don’t achieve renunciation, bodhicitta and
sunyata, as well as the two stages of tantra, when will you?
When will you have these attainments?
When will you become enlightened?
When will you perform perfect work for sentient beings?

Whenever you hear that someone else has been successful, rejoice.
Always practice rejoicing for others–whether your friend or your enemy.
If you cannot practice rejoicing, no matter how long you live, you will not be happy.
LINKS

Do have a look at the Dhamapada, it actually forms a traditional collection of quotes from the Buddha.
More excellent quotes can be found at Taeger’s site.

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Buddha Quotes
You’ve probably come across several quotes attributed to Buddha over the years.

I’ve always enjoyed the precision, profoundness, and pragmatism of his quotes.

Buddha’s words of wisdom have stood the test of time on a number of broad topics.

For this collection of Buddha quotes, I’ve arranged them by key themes
including: Action, Anger, Fear, Health, Life, Love, Mind, Personal
Development, Self-Reliance, Speech, and Truth.

As you read
through the quotes, see if you can find three Buddha quotes that inspire
new insights, echo your experience, or challenge your beliefs in some
new way.
Top 10 Buddha Quotes

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or
by demons, heaven or hell.”
“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”
“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”
“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.”
“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.”
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
“What we think, we become.“

Action

What do Buddha quotes teach us about action? Thoughts and ideas go further through action.

“A jug fills drop by drop.”

— Buddha

“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”

— Buddha

“Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.”

— Buddha

“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”

— Buddha

“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.”

— Buddha

“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.”

— Buddha

“To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.”

— Buddha
Anger, Forgiveness, and Compassion

What do Buddha quotes teach us about anger and compassion? Rise above
your anger through forgiveness and compassion, for yourself, and
others.

“Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.”

— Buddha

“Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.”

— Buddha

“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.”

— Buddha

“In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased
striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.”

— Buddha

“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a
life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”

— Buddha

“To understand everything is to forgive everything.”

— Buddha

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”

— Buddha
Fear

What do Buddha quotes teach us about fear? Trade your fear for freedom.

“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”

— Buddha

“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will
become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help
are you freed.”

— Buddha

“When one has the feeling of
dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in
listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates
them, one is free of fear.”

— Buddha
Health

What do Buddha quotes teach us about health? A healthy mind and body empower us for life.

“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”

— Buddha

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”

— Buddha

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the
past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the
present moment wisely and earnestly.”

— Buddha

“To enjoy
good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to
all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can
control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom
and virtue will naturally come to him.”

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

“Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering an image of death.”

— Buddha
Life and Living

What do Buddha quotes teach us about life and living? Life is a journey and wisdom is the North Star.

“He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings,
and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an
impartial eye.”

— Buddha

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”

— Buddha

“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.”

— Buddha

“Life is suffering.”

— Buddha

“On life’s journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter,
wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by
night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.”

— Buddha

“The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.”

— Buddha

“There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.”

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”

— Buddha

“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.”

— Buddha

“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”

— Buddha
Love, Connection, and Unity

What do Buddha quotes teach us about love and unity? We have an impact, and we’re worth it.

“All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes
and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in
relation to everything else.”

— Buddha

“Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.”

— Buddha

“He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.”

— Buddha

“Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.”

— Buddha

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more
deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that
person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in
the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”

— Buddha

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

— Buddha
Mind, Thought, and Thinking

What do Buddha quotes teach us about thoughts and thinking? Our thoughts shape us, and the world around us.

“All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?”

— Buddha

“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a
wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your
mind.”

— Buddha

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read
it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with
your own reason and your own common sense.”

— Buddha

“He is able who thinks he is able.”

— Buddha

“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”

— Buddha

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”

— Buddha

“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”

— Buddha

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”

— Buddha
Personal Development

What do Buddha quotes teach us about personal development? Master yourself.

“Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”

— Buddha

“The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.”

— Buddha

“To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.”

— Buddha

“Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.”

— Buddha

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”

— Buddha
Self-Reliance

What do Buddha quotes teach us about self-reliance? Don’t let yourself down.

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

— Buddha

“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”

— Buddha
Speech

What do Buddha quotes teach us about speech? Choose your words carefully.

“A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man
is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.”

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

“The tongue like a sharp knife … Kills without drawing blood.”

— Buddha

“The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.”

— Buddha

“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.”

— Buddha
Truth

What do Buddha quotes teach us about truth? It’s all around us.

“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create
distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”

— Buddha

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

— Buddha

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

— Buddha

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