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88 Great Enlightened Quotes From Buddha:

Buddha Quotes

88 life lessons of wisdom from the Buddha.

His quotes serve to enlighten, inspire, and motivate us to Embrace Nirvana.





Buddha was born Siddhartha Gautama during the sixth century in Lumbini India known today as Napal. He reached enlightenment while meditating underneath a Bodhi tree.

Buddha enlightened his followers through his teachings. His quotes on various subjects such as nirvana, fear and anger, our thoughts and mind, happiness, and compassion still serve us 2500 years later.


1:
"Someone who has set out in the vehicle of a Bodhisattva should decide that ‘I must lead all the beings to nirvana, into that realm of nirvana which leaves nothing behind’. " ~Buddha

2:
"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path." ~Buddha

3:
"What we think, we become." ~Buddha

4:
"One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble." ~Buddha

5:
"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." ~Buddha

6:
"There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind." ~Buddha

7:
"Some do not understand that we must die, but those who do realize this settle their quarrels." ~Buddha

8:
"To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." ~Buddha





9:
"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." ~Buddha

10:
"Three things cannot be long hidden: The sun, the moon, and the truth." ~Buddha

11:
"Better it is to live one day seeing the rise and fall of things than to live a hundred years without ever seeing the rise and fall of things." ~Buddha

12:
"Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes." ~Buddha

13:
"Long is the night to him who is awake. Long is a mile to him who is tired. Long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law." ~Buddha

14:
"However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?" ~Buddha

15:
"Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others." ~Buddha

16:
"The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground." ~Buddha

17:
"Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it." ~Buddha

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19:
"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." ~Buddha

20:
"There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth, not going all the way, and not starting." ~Buddha

21:
"There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts. It is a sword that kills." ~Buddha

22:
"Nothing ever exists entirely alone, everything is in relation to everything else." ~Buddha

23:
"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change." ~Buddha

24:
"In whom there is no sympathy for living beings, know him as an outcast." ~Buddha

25:
"What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow. Our life is the creation of our mind." ~Buddha

26:
"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." ~Buddha

27:
"Offend in neither word nor deed. Eat with moderation. Live in your heart. Seek the highest consciousness. Master yourself according to the law. This is the simple teaching of the awakened." ~Buddha

28:
"Whoever doesn’t flare up at someone who’s angry wins a battle hard to win." ~Buddha

As we go through our daily routine facing life's chalanges, sometimes it is best to take a step back and think, "What would Buddha Say?"

Embracing Nirvana - Buddha Say

The Buddha enlightened his followers with the wisdom that he shared. His teachings still inspire us over 2,500 years after he left this earthly life thorough his quotes, and lessons passed down by his followers generation after generation. Continue reading to embrace the wisdom of one of the greatest teachers in earths history.

29:
"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." ~Buddha

30:
"The instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves." ~Buddha

31:
"A jug fills drop by drop." ~Buddha

32:
"The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men." ~Buddha

33:
"Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely." ~Buddha

34:
"An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea." ~Buddha

35:
"One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world." ~Buddha

36:
"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." ~Buddha

37:
"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." ~Buddha

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39:
"He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes." ~Buddha

40:
"All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?" ~Buddha

41:
"Do not dwell on the past. Do not dream of the future. Concentrate your thoughts on the present moment." ~Buddha

42:
"Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all." ~Buddha

43:
"Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule." ~Buddha

44:
"To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance." ~Buddha

45:
"Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is awakened." ~Buddha

46:
"Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good." ~Buddha

47:
"If you propose to speak always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind." ~Buddha

48:
"Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence." ~Buddha





49:
"Every human being is the author of his own health or disease." ~Buddha

50:
"Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, and is fashioned by the mind. If you speak and act with a polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the wheels of the oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox." ~Buddha

51:
"What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind." ~Buddha

52:
"If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts happiness will follow him like his never-departing shadow." ~Buddha

53:
"Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom." ~Buddha

54:
"Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind." ~Buddha

55:
"Irrigators channel waters, fletchers straighten arrows, carpenters bend wood, and the wise master themselves." ~Buddha

56:
"If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone." ~Buddha

57:
"Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation." ~Buddha

58:

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59:
"Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence." ~Buddha

60:
"The tongue like a sharp knife kills without drawing blood." ~Buddha

61:
"We will develop and cultivate the liberation of mind by loving kindness, make it our vehicle, make it our basis, stabilize it, exercise ourselves in it, and fully perfect it." ~Buddha

62:
"Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings." ~Buddha

63:
"Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself." ~Buddha

64:
"There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed." ~Buddha

65:
"Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love, this is the eternal rule." ~Buddha

66:
"As an elephant in the battlefield withstands arrows shot from bows all around, even so shall I endure abuse from others." ~Buddha

67:
"Conquer anger with compassion. Conquer badness with goodness." ~Buddha

68:
"When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself." ~Buddha




69:
"The wise should abandon evil things and do what is good leaving attachments and entering into a life without attachment, the individualism that is hard to enjoy." ~Buddha

70:
"When one sees by insight that all conditioned states are transitory, one then wearies of misery; this is the path to purity." ~Buddha

71:
"The effect of an evil deed, like milk, does not congeal all at once, it follows the foolish one, burning like fire covered with ashes." ~Buddha

72:
"You only lose what you cling to." ~Buddha

73:
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." ~Buddha

74:
"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can, and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path." ~Buddha

75:
"Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most." ~Buddha

76:
"Pain in certain, suffering is optional." ~Buddha

77:
"It is better to travel well than to arrive." ~Buddha

78:
"Better than a thousand hallow words, is one word that brings peace." ~Buddha





79:
"As a solid boulder does not shake in the wind, the wise are not moved by censure, or praise." ~Buddha

80:
"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." ~Buddha

81:
"When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily." ~Buddha

82:
"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world." ~Buddha

83:
"If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good." ~Buddha

84:
"Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it." ~Buddha

85:
"When you dig a well, there’s no sign of water until you reach it, only rocks and dirt to move out of the way. When you have removed enough; soon the pure water will flow." ~Buddha

86:
"Be free of the past, be free of the future, be free of the meantime, be transcendent. When your mind is completely liberated, you will no longer undergo birth, and old age. Then you will have achieved nirvana." ~Buddha

87:
"A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker." ~Buddha

88:
"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." ~Buddha


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