Buddha Quotes On Change, Love And Marriage

Gautama Buddha also known as Shakyamuni Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. Buddhism was founded on his teachings and they simply referred him as Buddha. His followers learnt his teachings summarized by Buddhists. He was born in Lumbini [now in Nepal] and his parents were father (Suddhodana) and mother (Maya Devi). Siddhartha Gautama has spent 29 years as a prince in Kapilavastu and after seeing the old people, diseased men Gautama felt deeply depressed. Buddha left his palace as a prince after taken aback by the incident and later went on to attain enlightenment. Gautama Buddha meditated for 49 days, before he attained enlightenment and later on people recognized him as the Buddha or “Awakened One”(“The Enlightened One”). Buddha’s teachings have been blessings for many people and it has changed their lives. He believes that by meditation everyone can achieve the enlightenment. Enjoy these inspirational Buddha quotes and awaken your world.

Gautama Buddha Quotes

  1. “Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let them resolutely pursue a solitary course.”
  2. “One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.”
  3. “Ceasing to do evil, Cultivating the good, Purifying the heart: This is the teaching of the Buddhas.”
  4. “The one in whom no longer exist the craving and thirst that perpetuate becoming; how could you track that Awakened one, trackless, and of limitless range?”
  5. “How could you track that Awakened one, trackless, and of limitless range?”
  6. “Understanding is the heartwood of well-spoken words.”
  7. “It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.”
  8. “Over there are the roots of trees; over there, empty dwellings. Practice jhana [meditation], monks. Don’t be heedless. Don’t later fall into regret. This is our message to you.”
  9. “By oneself is evil done; by oneself is one defiled. By oneself is evil left undone; by oneself is one made pure. Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.”
  10. “May all beings have happy minds.”
  11. “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”
  12. If a man going down into a river, swollen and swiftly flowing, is carried away by the current — how can he help others across?”
  13. “The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.”  , Buddha Quotes about death
  14. “He who can curb his wrath as soon as it arises, as a timely antidote will check snake’s venom that so quickly spreads, — such a monk gives up the here and the beyond, just as a serpent sheds its worn-out skin.”
  15. “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’“
  16. “Having gone on his alms round, the sage should then go to the forest, standing or taking a seat at the foot of a tree. The enlightened one, intent on jhana, should find delight in the forest, should practice jhana at the foot of a tree, attaining his own satisfaction.”
  17. “Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.”  , Buddha Quotes on peace
  18. “As I am, so are these. As are these, so am I.’ Drawing the parallel to yourself, neither kill nor get others to kill’.”
  19. “See them, floundering in their sense of mine, like fish in the puddles of a dried-up stream — and, seeing this, live with no mine, not forming attachment to experiences.”  , Buddha Quotes attachment
  20. “Some do not understand that we must die, But those who do realize this settle their quarrels.”
  21. “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”
  22. “He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.”  , Buddha Quotes about love
  23. “You yourself must strive. The Buddhas only point the way.”
  24. “All experiences are preceded by mind, having mind as their master, created by mind.”
  25. “Better it is to live one day seeing the rise and fall of things than to live a hundred years without ever seeing the rise and fall of things.”
  26. “The root of suffering is attachment.”  , Buddha Quotes on suffering
  27. “Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.”
  28. “Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.”
  29. “The calmed say that what is well-spoken is best; second, that one should say what is right, not unrighteous; third, what’s pleasing, not displeasing; fourth, what is true, not false.”
  30. “Whoever doesn’t flare up at someone who’s angry wins a battle hard to win.”
  31. “Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.”
  32. “Delight in heedfulness! Guard well your thoughts!”
  33. “Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is awakened.”
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  35. “Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.”
  36. “If you knew what I know about the power of giving you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.”
  37. “Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.”  , Buddha Quotes calm
  38. “To abstain from lying is essentially wholesome.”
  39.  “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
  40. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”
  41. “Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.”
  42. “Avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.”
  43. “Whatever is not yours: let go of it. Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness and benefit.”  , Buddha Quotes on letting go
  44. “Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
  45. “Should you find a wise critic to point out your faults, follow him as you would a guide to hidden treasure.”
  46. “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?”
  47. “People with opinions just go around bothering one another.”
  48. “There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.”   , Buddha Quotes desire
  49. “We will develop and cultivate the liberation of mind by loving kindness, make it our vehicle, make it our basis, stabilize it, exercise ourselves in it, and fully perfect it.”
  50. “All conditioned things are impermanent’ — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering.”
  51. “When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself.”
  52. “I will not look at another’s bowl intent on finding fault: a training to be observed.”
  53. “I do not dispute with the world; rather it is the world that disputes with me.”
  54. Buddha Quotes“Speak only endearing speech, speech that is welcomed. Speech, when it brings no evil to others, is a pleasant thing.”
  55. “For soon the body is discarded, Then what does it feel? A useless log of wood, it lies on the ground, Then what does it know? Your worst enemy cannot harm you As much as your own thoughts, unguarded. But once mastered, No one can help you as much, Not even your father or your mother.”
  56. “Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.”  , Buddha Quotes on death
  57. “Let all-embracing thoughts for all beings be yours.”
  58. “Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters bend wood; the wise master themselves.”
  59. “If a man’s thoughts are muddy, If he is reckless and full of deceit, How can he wear the yellow robe? Whoever is master of his own nature, Bright, clear and true, He may indeed wear the yellow robe.”
  60. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
  61. “Nothing is permanent.”
  62. “In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.”
  63. “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”
  64. “Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again and you will be filled with joy.”
  65. “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
  66. “There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.”
  67. “You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.”
  68. “A jug fills drop by drop.”
  69. “Love is a gift of one’s inner most soul to another so both can be whole.”
  70. “Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.”
  71. “A mind unruffled by the vagaries of fortune, from sorrow freed, from defilements cleansed, from fear liberated — this is the greatest blessing.”
  72. “There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.”
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  74. “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.”  , Buddha Quotes on anger
  75. “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.”
  76. “It is ridiculous to think that somebody else can make you happy or unhappy.”
  77. “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.”
  78. “Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.”
  79. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
  80. “If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-departing shadow.”
  81. “True love is born from understanding.”
  82. “A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but is he peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”
  83. “Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone.”
  84. “Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think.”
  85. “If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.”
  86.  “One should strive to understand what underlies sufferings and diseases – and aim for health and well-being while gaining in the path.”
  87. “If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.”
  88. “To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
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  89. “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.”
  90. “However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them.”
  91. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
  92. “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.”
  93.  “To support mother and father, to cherish wife and children, and to be engaged in peaceful occupation — this is the greatest blessing.”
  94. “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.”

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  95.  “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.”
  96. “Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices: those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever’s not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.”
  97. “Whatever has the nature of arising has the nature of ceasing.”  , Buddha Quotes about nature
  98. “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.”
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  100. “When you dig a well, there’s no sign of water until you reach it, only rocks and dirt to move out of the way. You have removed enough; soon the pure water will flow.”
  101. “There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.”
  102. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”
  103. “Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.”  , Buddha Quotes about time
  104. “Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.”
  105.  “However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?”
  106. “If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.”
  107. “Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.”
  108. “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.”
  109. “If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.”
  110. “Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.”
  111. “In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.”  , Buddha Quotes compassion
  112. “If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.”
  113. “Speak or act with an impure mind and trouble will follow you.”
  114. “They blame those who remain silent, they blame those who speak much, they blame those who speak in moderation. There is none in the world who is not blamed.”
    Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.”
  115. “Give, even if you only have a little.”
  116. “Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.”
  117.  “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”
  118. “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.”  , Buddha Quotes about peace
  119. “A disciplined mind brings happiness.”
  120. “Meditate … do not delay, lest you later regret it.”
  121. “Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.”

Interesting Facts about Gautama Buddha:-

  • He taught his followers three main beliefs which were not to be ignorant, hate others or get angry
  • He was so moved by the poverty and sickness outside his palace that he left his wealthy kingdom [Shakya Clan in Nepal] in search of spirituality & peace
  • At the time of his birth a wise old man predicted he would be a saint or a great king that would change the world
  • He meditated under big peepal tree [Bodhi Tree] in India before he became awakened and was later known as Buddha
  • Buddhists view Buddha as a teacher rather than a God
  • His teachings spread across by word of mouth or carvings on prominent stone buildings
  • Buddhism is now the fourth largest religion in the world after Christianity, Islam and Hinduism
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