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

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.

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

The most precious treasure is virtue.

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.

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

We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.

As soon as we think we are safe, something unexpected happens.

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

Life can only take place in the present moment. If we lose the present moment, we lose life.

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people, as the rain that falls. We consist of that which is around us, we are the same as everything.

Attraction is wholeness.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

Life is dear to all beings. They have the right to live the same as we do.

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

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

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Tripitaka or Tipitaka
Birth Date
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