BUDDHIST QUOTES

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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                               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

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.

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.

His Holiness Dalai Lama XIV

 

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


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

 

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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.


Buddha

 

 

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