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Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle Gautama Buddha
Gautama Buddha Quotes

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.

                                                                                                Gautama Buddha 


Spiritual Quotes By Gautama Buddha


Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.


Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.


As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.


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


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


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


The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.


Can there be joy and laughter When always the world is ablaze? Enshrouded in darkness Should you not seek a light?


True charity occurs only when there are no notions of giving, giver, or gift.


Hatred does not cease in this world by hating, but by not hating; this is an eternal truth.


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


We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.


Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.


It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one's own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled.


What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.


Of those beings who live in ignorance, shut up and confined, as it were, in an egg, I have first broken the eggshell of ignorance and alone in the universe obtained the most exalted, universal hood.


Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.


The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.


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


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


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


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


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.


The mind is everything. What you think you become.


What we think, we become.


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With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.


Sensual passions are your first enemy.



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


To cease from evil, to do good, and to purify the mind yourself, this is the teaching of all thes.

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Cut out the love of self, like an autumn lotus with thy hand !


Temperance is a tree which has for a root very little contentment, and for fruit, calm and peace.


Through zeal knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal knowledge is lost; let a man who knows this double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.


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


I reached in experience the nirvana which is unborn, unrivalled, secure from attachment, undecaying and unstained. This condition is indeed reached by me which is deep, difficult to see, difficult to understand, tranquil, excellent, beyond the reach of mere logic, subtle, and to be realized only by the wise.

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


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.


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


Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time; hatred ceases by love; this is an old rule.


Open are the doors to the Deathless to those with ears. Let them show their conviction.


His success may be great, but be it ever so great the wheel of fortune may turn again and bring him down into the dust.


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.


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.


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.


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


The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.


Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation.


This is deathless, the liberation of the mind through lack of clinging.


Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, 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.


Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.


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


Decay is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.




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.


This life of separateness may be compared to a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning.


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


'He insulted me, he cheated me, he beat me, he robbed me' - those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.


A woman of the world is anxious to exhibit her form and shape, whether walking, standing, sitting, or sleeping. Even when represented as a picture, she desires to captivate with the charms of her beauty and, thus, to rob men of their steadfast heart.


He who gives away shall have real gain. He who subdues himself shall be free; he shall cease to be a slave of passions. The righteous man casts off evil, and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana.


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.


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.


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


If a man offend a harmless, pure, and innocent person, the evil falls back upon that fool, like light dust thrown up against the wind.


Behold now, Bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to decay. Strive with diligence!


That army of yours, that the world with its devas can't overcome, I will smash with discernment


In a world become blind, I beat the drum of the Deathless.


And this, monks, is the noble truth of the origination of dukkha: the craving that makes for further becoming - accompanied by passion & delight, relishing now here & now there - i.e., craving for sensual pleasure, craving for becoming, craving for non-becoming.


We forgive principally for our own sake, so that we may cease to bear the burden of rancour.


Like a beautiful flower full of color, but without scent, are the fine but fruitless words of him who does not act accordingly.


Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled only by non-hatred - this is the law of eternal.


Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving, for they know how to work and forbear.


The foolish man conceives the idea of 'self.' The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of 'self;' thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.


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.


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.


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.


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

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