Popular Quotes by Buddha

Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautama, was a spiritual leader and founder of Buddhism, a major world religion and philosophical system. He was born in ancient India in the 6th century BCE into the Shakya clan. Buddha’s teachings, encapsulated in the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, formed the foundation of Buddhism, emphasizing the alleviation of suffering through mindfulness, ethical conduct, and the pursuit of enlightenment. His transformative insights and legacy have left an indelible mark on the spiritual and philosophical landscape of the world.

  1. If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone.
  2. Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
  3. Doubt everything. Find your own light.
  4. The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment.
  5. Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.
  6. If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.
  7. Life is a river always flowing, do not hold onto things. Work hard.
  8. There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
  9. Purity or impurity depends on oneself, no one can purify another.
  10. 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.
  11. We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
  12. The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
  13. No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.
  14. How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
  15. Love is a gift of one’s inner most soul to another so both can be whole.
  16. Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.
  17. Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

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