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

Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost; let a man who knows the double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.

The gift of the Truth beats all other gifts. The flavor of the Truth beats all other tastes. The joy of the Truth beats all other joys, and the cessation of desire conquers all suffering

The mind is very subtle, difficult to perceive, and restless. The wise person should guard it, since a guarded mind is conducive to joyfulness.

The root of ALL suffering is desire.

The wise man tells you where you have fallen and where you yet may fall - Invaluable secrets! Follow him, follow the way. By your own folly you will be brought as low as you worst enemy wishes.

There is a way to be purified, to overcome sorrows and grief, to release suffering, to secure the right path to realize nirvana. This is to be mindful.

There is, Oh Monks, a not-born, a not-become, a not-made, a not-compounded. Monks, if that unborn, not-become, not-made, not-compounded were not, there would be no escape from this here that is born, become, made and compounded.

This indeed is a safe refuge, it is the refuge supreme. It is the refuge whereby one is freed from all suffering.

Those who really seek the path to Enlightenment dictate terms to their mind. Then they proceed with strong determination.

Thus shall ye think of all this fleeting world: as star at dawn, a bubble in a stream. A flash of lightning in a summer cloud, a flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.

To refrain from evil and from strong drink and to be always, steadfast in virtue; this is the good luck.

The gift of truth excels all other gifts.

The most dangerous thief is unwholesome thought.

The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.

There is an unborn, a not-become, a not-made, a not-compounded. There cannot be any escape from what is born, become compounded. But since there is this unborn, not become, not-made, not-compounded, therefore is there made known an escape from what i

There isn't enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.

This is deathless: the liberation of the mind through lack of clinging.

Those who seek Nirvana are to be laughed at.

Times of luxury do not last long, but pass away very quickly; nothing in this world can be long enjoyed.

To refrain from evil, to achieve the good, to purify one’s own mind. This is the teaching of all Awakened Ones.

The glorious chariots of kings wear out, and the body wears out and grows old; but the virtue of the good never grows old.

The no-mind not-thinks no thoughts and no-things.

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

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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