Inspiring quotes by Buddha

Inspiring quotes by Buddha: Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautama, was a spiritual teacher and founder of Buddhism. He was born in present-day Nepal in the 6th century BCE to a royal family. According to traditional biographies, at the age of 29, he left his luxurious life to seek the truth of human existence and the end of suffering.

After several years of wandering and meditation, he is said to have attained enlightenment, or Nirvana, under a Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya, India. He then spent the rest of his life teaching the path to enlightenment and the Four Noble Truths to his followers, who became the first Buddhist monks and nuns.

Buddha’s teachings emphasize the importance of ethical conduct, mindfulness, and meditation as a means to achieve enlightenment and liberate oneself from the cycle of birth and death. His teachings have had a profound impact on the world, and Buddhism is now one of the major religions practiced worldwide.

Inspiring quotes by Buddha

Here are few Buddha’s most famous and inspiring quotes:

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

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

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

“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.”

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

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”

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

“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 end, these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

“If you want to know the past, look at your present. If you want to know the future, look at your present.”