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

When you know for yourselves that, 'These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare & to happiness' — then you should enter & remain in them.

With good will for the entire cosmos, cultivate a limitless heart: Above, below, and all around, unobstructed, without hostility or hate.

You are the community now. Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up.

Your hearts shall give rise to great joy,

Victory breeds hate, for the conquered is unhappy. He who has given up both victory and defeat, he, the contented is happy.

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?

When giving to others do not linger on thoughts of I a giving, what was given, or the one who has received.

When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.

With our mind we make the world

You are the source of all purity and impurity. No one purifies another.

Your mind is everything, what you think you become.

Victory breeds hatred. The defeated live in pain. Happily the peaceful live,

What is the noble truth of suffering? Birth is suffering, ageing is suffering and sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering.

When I was a young man, near the beginning of my life, I looked around with true mindfulness and saw that all things are subject to decay. Thus all things are subject to death, sorrow and suffering. I became aware that I too was of the same nature, the nature of beginning and end. What if I searched for that which underlies all creation, that which is nirvana, the perfect freedom from unconditioned existence?

When, friends, a noble disciple understands the unwholesome, the root of the unwholesome, the wholesome, and the root of the wholesome, in that way he is one of right view, whose view is straight, who has perfect confidence in the Dhamma, and has arrived.

With our thoughts we make the world.

You are your own master and your own vacation resort; control yourself.

Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.

What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.

When ignorant people see someone who is old, they are disgusted and horrified, even though they too will be old someday. I thought to myself: I don't want to be like the ignorant people. After that, I couldn't feel the usual intoxication with youth anymore. When ignorant people see someone who is sick, they are disgusted and horrified, even though they too will be sick someday. I thought to myself: I don't want to be like the ignorant people. After that, I couldn't feel the usual intoxication with health anymore. When ignorant people see someone who is dead, they are disgusted and horrified, even thoughts they too will be dead someday. I thought to myself: I don't want to be like the ignorant people. After then, I couldn't feel the usual intoxication with life anymore.

Wherever there is light, there is shadow; wherever there is length, there is shortness; wherever there is white, there is black. Just like these, as the self-nature of things cannot exist alone, they are called non-substantial.

Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering -an image of death.

You can only lose what you cling to.

Your work is to discover your work – and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.

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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.
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Hindu Religious Teacher, Founder of Buddhism