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

We are what we think, having become what we thought.

Whatever suffering there is in this world, all arises from desiring only myself to be happy. And whatever joy there is in this world, all arises from desiring to share my happiness with everyone.

When someone goes wrong, it is right for his real friends to move him, even by force, to do the right thing... Do not examine the limitations of others. Examine how you can change your own.

Whoever lives looking for pleasure only, his senses uncontrolled, immoderate in his enjoyments, idle and weak, the tempter will certainly overcome him, as the wind blows down a weak tree.

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

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

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.

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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