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 be honorable in thoughts, sincere in words, good in deeds, is to have the heart of a Buddha

To support mother and father, to cherish wife and child and to have a simple livelihood; this is the good luck.

The good shine from afar like the snowy Himalayas. The bad don't appear even when near, like arrows shot into the night.

The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men.

The Tempter masters the lazy and irresolute man who dwells on the attractive side of things, ungoverned in his senses, and unrestrained in his food, like the wind overcomes a rotten tree. But the Tempter cannot master a man who dwells on the distasteful side of things, self-controlled in his senses, moderate in eating, resolute and full of faith, like the wind cannot move a mountain crag.

The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze.

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.

These injunctions are not contradictory, for whosoever must be punished for the crimes which he has committed, suffers his injury not through the ill-will of the judge but on account of his evildoing. His own acts have brought upon him the injury that the executor of the law inflicts. When a magistrate punishes, let him not harbor hatred in his breast, yet a murderer, when put to death, should consider that this is the fruit of his own act.

This life of separateness may be compared to a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning.

Those... who find delight in freedom from attachment in the renunciation of clinging, free from the inflow of thoughts, they are like shining lights, having reached final liberation in the world.

To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.

To travel well is better than to arrive.

The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest.

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

The tongue like a sharp knife … Kills without drawing blood.

The worlds originate so that truth may come and dwell therein.

There is no fire like passion. No crime like hatred. No sorrow like separation. No sickness like hunger, and no joy like the joy of freedom.

These teachings are like a raft, to be abandoned once you have crossed the flood. Since you should abandon even good states of mind generated by these teachings, How much more so should you abandon bad states of mind!

This world is blind! There are so few who see things as they truly are.

Though he should conquer a thousand men in the battlefield a thousand times, yet he, indeed, who would conquer himself is the noblest victor.

To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.

To understand everything is to forgive everything

The greatest impurity is ignorance. Free yourself from it. Be pure.

The only way to bring peace to the earth is to learn to make our own life peaceful.

The true master lives in truth, in goodness and restraint, non-violence, moderation and purity.

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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