Buddha, Gautama Buddha, or The Buddha, also Gotama Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha and Buddha Śākyamuni

Buddha, Gautama Buddha, or The Buddha, also Gotama Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha and Buddha Śākyamuni
c. 560 B.C.
c. 480 B.C.

Hindu Religious Teacher, Founder of Buddhism

Author Quotes

To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.

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

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

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Whoever sees me sees the teaching, and whoever sees the teaching sees me.

Ye must leave righteous ways behind, not to speak of unrighteous ways.

You should respect each other and refrain from disputes; you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together.

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

Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.

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.

When things are going well, be mindful of adversity. When prosperous, be mindful of poverty. When loved, be mindful of thoughtfulness. When respected, be mindful of humility.

Why do we persist in our anger, our hatred, our fighting? Why do we have intolerance, selfishness? We do not truly understand that everything arises from our minds that every thought we have is instantly felt throughout the entire universe.

Yet the Teaching is simple. Do what is right. Be pure. At the end of the way is freedom.

You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers.

Truth-seeking. The gift of Truth overcomes all gifts. The joy of Truth overcomes all pleasures. The taste of Truth overcomes all sweetness.

Weeds choke the field. Passion poisons the nature of man.

When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble.

When we feel happy and peaceful, our happiness and peace radiates around us, and others can enjoy it as well. This is called 'the enjoyment of others of our body of bliss'.

Why do what you will regret? Why bring tears upon yourself? Do only what you do not regret, And fill yourself with joy.

You are a seeker. Delight in the mastery of your hands and your feet, of your words and your thoughts. Delight in meditation and in solitude.

You too shall pass away. Knowing this, how can you quarrel?

Turn away from mischief. Again and again, turn away. Before sorrow befalls you. Set your heart on doing good.

Were there a mountain all made of gold, doubled that would not be enough to satisfy a single man: know this and live accordingly.

When a man is stimulated by his own thoughts, full of desire and dwelling on what is attractive, his craving increases even more. He is making the fetter even stronger. But he who takes pleasure in stilling his thoughts, practicing the contemplation of what is repulsive, and remaining recollected, now he will make an end of craving, he will snap the bonds of Mara. His aim is accomplished, he is without fear, rid of craving and without stain. He has removed the arrows of changing existence. This is his last body.

When we free ourselves of desire, we will know serenity and freedom.

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First Name
Buddha, Gautama Buddha, or The Buddha, also Gotama Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha and Buddha Śākyamuni
Birth Date
c. 560 B.C.
Death Date
c. 480 B.C.

Hindu Religious Teacher, Founder of Buddhism