A man once told Buddha, “I want happiness”. Buddha replied, “First, remove ‘I’; that’s ego. Then remove ‘want’; that’s desire. And now all you’re left with is Happiness
I was born into the world as the king of truth for the salvation of the world
With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone
What is evil? Killing is evil, lying is evil, slandering is evil, abuse is evil, gossip is evil, envy is evil, hatred is evil, to cling to false doctrine is evil; all these things are evil. And what is the root of the evil? Desire is the root of evil. Illusion is the root of evil
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness
The mind that perceives the limitation is the limitation
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
Be patient. Good things take time
Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them
Until I get there I won’t give up
Sometimes deciding who you are is deciding who you’ll never be again
Learn to be okay with people not knowing your side of the story. You have nothing to prove to anyone
If you didn’t come from a healthy family, make sure a healthy family comes from you
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness
Beating yourself up for your flaws and mistakes won’t make you perfect, and you don’t have to be. Learn, forgive yourself, and remember: We all struggle; it’s just part of being human.
I smile because I have survived everything the world has thrown at me. I smile because when I was knocked down, I got back up
If life feels hard, remember: nothing lasts forever. Someday this will all be behind you. Someday you’ll be smiling again
If you avoid conflict to keep the peace, you start a war inside yourself
Learn to take a break, not to quit
Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.
Sometimes all you need is a hug from the right person and all your stress will melt away
Be still as a mountain move like a great river
If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart
If the problem can be solved why worry_ If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good
In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.
Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow
The hardest battle is against yourself
It may get worse before it gets better, but it will get better
You yourself must strive. The Buddhas only point the way
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed
Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy
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
There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires
Most problems, if you give them enough time and space, will eventually wear themselves out
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; s
Speak only endearing speech, speech that is welcomed. Speech, when it brings no evil to others, is a pleasant thing.
Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself.
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.
Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.
Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
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
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
Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law
Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception
If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us
Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others
Don’t wait for your feelings to change to take the action. Take the action and your feelings will change
As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgement but rain your kindness equally on all
Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness.
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.
Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
To insist on a spiritual practice that served you in the past is to carry the raft on your back after you have crossed the river.
One of the happiest moments in your life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.
Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.
What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Purity or impurity depends on oneself, no one can purify another.
Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom.
Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.
Better than worshiping gods is obedience to the laws of righteousness.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
You are strong when you know your weaknesses. You are beautiful when you appreciate your flaws. You are wise when you learn from your mistakes.
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Everything that has a beginning as an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
If you really want to change the world, go home and love your family.
Just breathe. You are strong enough to handle your challenges, wise enough to find solutions to your problems, and capable enough to do whatever needs to be done.
Nothing in this world is permanent, not even our troubles.
Like a lotus flower, we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world.
To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens
There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.
There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.
Silence is essential. We need silence, just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light. If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us.
If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.
If they respect you, respect them. If they disrespect you, still respect them. Do not allow the actions of others to decrease your good manners, because you represent yourself, not others.
“What is the difference between “I like you” and “I love you” Beautifully answered by Buddha_ “When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily
Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.
The secret to living well and longer is_ eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you. Remember, life is an echo. It always gets back to you.
If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another
Let the beauty of what you love to be what you do.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
At the end of the day, I’m at peace, because my intentions are good and my heart is pure.
The more you try to control something, the more it controls you. Free yourself and let things take their own natural course.
Silence isn’t empty. It’s full of answers.
Our capacity to make peace with another person and with the world depends very much on our capacity to make peace with ourselves.
Lovely thing to learn from water_ Adjust yourself in every situation and in any shape. But most importantly. Find your own way to flow.
Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.
Doubt everything, Find your own light
Anything which is troubling you, anything which is irritating you that is your teacher.