Gautam buddha’s once said, “you are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequence of your choice.” As we know Gautam buddha’s thoughts impacted many lives. He’s a great philosopher, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader who is considered the founder of Buddhism.
That’s why today, an estimated 350 million people across the world adhere to Buddhist beliefs and practices. This keeps in mind here are some quotes and sayings of Lord Buddha that we can learn from and bring into practice in our everyday lives.
Buddha Quotes on Spirituality
Spirituality may be a broad concept with room for several perspectives. Generally, it includes a way of connecting to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves an enquiry for meaning in life. As such, it’s a universal human experience — something that touches us all. People may describe a spiritual experience as sacred or transcendent or just a deep sense of aliveness and interconnectedness.
Be a lamp into yourself.
A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.”
There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.
Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you.
One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.
You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
Purity or impurity depends on oneself. No one can purify another.
Buddha Quotes on Peace
The Buddha ground that peaceful minds lead to peaceful speech and peaceful actions. If the minds of living beings are at peace, the world will be at peace.
Buddhism teaches that whether we have global peace or global war is up to us at every moment. The fundamental goal of Buddhism is peace, not only peace in this world but peace in all worlds.
Suffering and misery can be abolished by removing desire.
To understand everything is to forgive everything.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.
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.
There is no path to Happiness: Happiness is the path
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you.
Buddha Quotes on Life
When you unlocked yourself up to see the world around you, you can live a more peaceful life.
The world is full of suffering and misery.
Desire is the cause of all suffering and misery.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.”
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.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
These things can not hide for long The moon: The Sun and The truth.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
The fool sleeps as if he were already dead, but the master is awake and the he lives forever. He watches. He is clear.
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.
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 Quotes on Meditation
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”
Brilliant things happen in calm minds. Be calm.
Conquer the energy one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.
Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his Awareness.
Buddha Quotes on Love
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love: this is the eternal rule.
In the end, these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?
Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.
He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.
True love is born from understanding.
Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.
Love is a gift of one’s innermost soul to another so both can be whole
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.