buddhist quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Acharya Shantideva” float=”none” width=”100%”]For as long as space remains, For as long as sentient beings remain, Until then may I too remain to dispel the miseries of the world.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Alan W. Watts” float=”none” width=”100%”]The knowledge of the past stays with us. To let go is simply to release any images and emotions.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Annie Dillard” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism notes that it is always a mistake to think your soul can go it alone.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Brad Warner” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism is all about finding your own way, not imitating the ways of others or even the ways of Buddha himself.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Buddha” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Buddha” float=”none” width=”100%”]One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand on the battlefield.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Buddha” float=”none” width=”100%”]The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Charlotte Kasl” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism is more a philosophy for living rather than a religion or dogma – it’s about being awake, free from illusions and fear, so that compassion and loving kindness permeates all of our relationships.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Chogyam Trungpa” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism doesn’t tell you what is false and what is true but it encourages you to find out for yourself.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dalai Lama” float=”none” width=”100%”]Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”David Sylvian” float=”none” width=”100%”]Zen Buddhism is a discipline where belief isn’t necessary.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Debasish Mridha” float=”none” width=”100%”]Having dreams without enthusiasm is like a bird living in a cage.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Debasish Mridha” float=”none” width=”100%”]Life is not about reality. It is about how you perceive it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Debasish Mridha” float=”none” width=”100%”]Try your best, before any rest. Life gets its beauty from the best.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dogen Zenji” float=”none” width=”100%”]I come to realize that mind is no other than mountains and rivers and the great wide earth, the sun and the moon and stars.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dogen Zenji” float=”none” width=”100%”]In a mind clear as still water, even the waves, breaking, are reflecting its light.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dogen Zenji” float=”none” width=”100%”]Those who see worldly life as an obstacle to Dharma see no Dharma in everyday actions. They have not yet discovered that there are no everyday actions outside of Dharma.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dogen Zenji” float=”none” width=”100%”]To study Buddhism is to study ourselves. To study ourselves is to forget ourselves.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dogen Zenji” float=”none” width=”100%”]You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frederick Lenz” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism doesn’t come from anybody. It exists by itself.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frederick Lenz” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism is simply a methodology, a way of becoming one with the part of ourselves that is happy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frederick Lenz” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism is the process of getting to that part of us that is always eternally happy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frederick Lenz” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism is the study of changing who we are, modifying or perhaps totally restructuring ourselves as perceivers.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frederick Lenz” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism is the study of how to be immeasurably happy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frederick Lenz” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism isn’t about temples, and incense, and shaved heads, and robes. It’s not about church. There are aspects of Buddhism that involve that. People enjoy that, it helps them, it strengthens their practice.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frederick Lenz” float=”none” width=”100%”]If you want to experience the unalloyed ecstasy of life, you can accomplish this through the twin Buddhist practices of meditation and mindfulness.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frederick Lenz” float=”none” width=”100%”]In Buddhism what we seek to do is change ourselves into someone who’s beautiful to be.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gautama Buddha” float=”none” width=”100%”]Life is dear to all beings, they have the right to live the same that we do.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gautama Buddha” float=”none” width=”100%”]The tongue like a sharp knife … Kills without drawing blood.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gautama Buddha” float=”none” width=”100%”]We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Goldie Hawn” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism is really, one of its main practices is understanding and experiencing compassion, and how that ultimately is a road to happiness.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Herbie Hancock” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism has turned me on to my humanness, and is challenging my humanness so that I can become more human.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jack Kornfield” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism talks about the possibility of transforming greed, hatred, and delusion. But sometimes need turns into greed.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Julian Baggini” float=”none” width=”100%”]The reason Buddhism can be so naturalised is because, stripped of its supernatural elements, its core teachings can be giving a sound, secular philosophical interpretation. In other words, it becomes a religion acceptable to the contemporary, naturalistic mind only when it ceases to be a religion.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Koo Stark” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism teaches you to embrace change.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Nhat Hanh” float=”none” width=”100%”]Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Noah Levine” float=”none” width=”100%”]The point of the spiritual revolution is not to become a good Buddhist, but to become a wise and compassionate human being, to awaken from our life of complacency and ignorance and to be a buddha.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Pema Chodron” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism itself is all about empowering yourself, not about getting what you want.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ricky Martin” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism has a very beautiful teaching that says the worst thing you can do to your soul is to tell someone their faith is wrong.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Saraha” float=”none” width=”100%”]Here in this body are the sacred rivers, here are the sun and moon, as well as the pilgrimage places. I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Shunryu Suzuki” float=”none” width=”100%”]Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sulak Sivaraksa” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is not a Buddhist approach to say that if everyone practiced Buddhism, the world would be a better place. Wars and oppression begin from this kind of thinking.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Taisen Deshimaru” float=”none” width=”100%”]Harmonizing opposites by going back to their source is the distinctive quality of the Zen attitude, the Middle Way: embracing contradictions, making a synthesis of them, achieving balance.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thich Nhat Hanh” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism teaches us not to try to run away from suffering. You have to confront suffering. You have to look deeply into the nature of suffering in order to recognize its cause, the making of the suffering.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thurston Moore” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism has become a socially recognized religious philosophy for Americans, whereas it used to be considered an exotic religion.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tina Turner” float=”none” width=”100%”]In Buddhism there are words you can say… as you say the words with rhythm the conscious tells the subconscious.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Vivian Amis” float=”none” width=”100%”]All suffering is caused by one belief….the belief in separation.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Yuval Noah Harari” float=”none” width=”100%”]Buddhism does not deny the existence of gods—they are described as powerful beings who can bring rains and victories—but they have no influence on the law that suffering arises from craving. If the mind of a person is free of all craving, no god can make him miserable. Conversely, once craving arises in a person’s mind, all the gods in the universe cannot save him from suffering.[/wpsm_quote]