Tripitaka or Tipitaka

Tripitaka or Tipitaka
Fifth Century B.C.

The Tripitaka (called Tipitaka in Pali) is the earliest collection of Buddhist Writings composed orally but written down by the third century

Author Quotes

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.

Friendships are broken off by envy and selfishness.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

The accumulation of good work is joyful.

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

It is better to travel well than to arrive.

The best weapon is wisdom.

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

The cause of all pain and suffering is ignorance.

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

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.

He is able who thinks he is able.

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First Name
Tripitaka or Tipitaka
Birth Date
Fifth Century B.C.
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The Tripitaka (called Tipitaka in Pali) is the earliest collection of Buddhist Writings composed orally but written down by the third century