Buddha Principles

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Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.

“Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.”

“Give, even if you only have a little.”

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

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”

“There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.”

“Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.”

“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”

“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”

“If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone.”

“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.”

“If you propose to speak always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.”

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

“A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise. ”

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

“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.”

“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”

“Attachment leads to suffering.”

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

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

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”

“Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”

“True love is born from understanding.”

“The instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.”

“There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.”

“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. ”

“Nothing is forever except change.”

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

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

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