55 Motivational Buddha Quotes About Life, Love, Happiness, and Death
Siddhartha Gautama, more commonly known as Buddha (which means “enlightened one” or “the awakened”), was a spiritual leader and teacher during the 6th century B.C.
There is so much debate among historians about the life of Buddha, but these Buddha quotes show his enduring philosophy.
As per historians’ beliefs, Buddha was born Prince Siddhartha Gautama in the 5th or 6th Century BC in Nepal. His father kept him away from all the realities. In his 20s, the prince came to know the realities of the outside world which led him on a quest for enlightenment. He then decided to left the palace to search for it. After experiencing realities and consistent search Sidhartha Gautama eventually attained enlightenment.
At that time, he became Buddha.
Until Buddha died at the age of 80, he taught many people how to achieve enlightenment. His doctrines eventually became Buddhism.
#1. “A disciplined mind brings happiness.” – Buddha
#2. “If you meditate earnestly, pure in mind and kind in deeds, leading a disciplined life in harmony with the dharma, you will grow in glory. If you meditate earnestly, through spiritual disciplines you can make an island for yourself that no flood can overwhelm.” – Buddha
#3. “You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.” – Buddha
#4. “Conquer anger through gentleness, unkindness through kindness, greed through generosity, and falsehood by truth.” – Buddha
#5. “What we think, we become.” – Buddha
#6. “Three things cannot hide for long: the Moon, the Sun, and the Truth.” – Buddha
#7. “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Buddha
#8. “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.” – Buddha
#9. “Doubt everything. Find your own light.” – Buddha
#10. “You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha
#11. “There is no path to happiness: happiness is a path.” – Buddha
#12. “Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.” – Buddha
#13. “You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha
#14. “The trouble is, you think you have time.” – Buddha
#15. “The past is already gone; the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.” – Buddha
#16. “The root of suffering is attachment.” – Buddha
#17. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha
#18. “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” – Buddha
#19. “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.” – Buddha
#20. “Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.” – Buddha
#21. “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.” – Buddha
#22. “Pain is certain, suffering is optional.” – Buddha
#23. “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.” – Buddha
#24. “Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.” – Buddha
#25. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
#26. “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” – Buddha
#27. “When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.” – Buddha
#28. “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
#29. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha
#30. “Better than a thousand hollow words; is one word that brings peace.” – Buddha
#31. “Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.”- Buddha
#32. “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
#33. “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha
#34. “If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.” – Buddha
#35. “Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.” – Buddha
#36. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha
#37. “The tongue like a sharp knife….. Kills without drawing blood.” – Buddha
#38. “Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.” – Buddha
#39. “Live every act fully, as if it were your last.” – Buddha
#40. “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” – Buddha
#41. “I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.” – Buddha
#42. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” – Buddha
#43. “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.” – Buddha
#44. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
#45. “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.” – Buddha
#46. “If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-departing shadow.” – Buddha
#47. “The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.” – Buddha
#48. “Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” – Buddha
#49. “Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.” – Buddha
#50. “We are what we think. All that we are arises from our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha
#51. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha
#52. “If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.” – Buddha
#53. “No matter how hard the past, you can always begin.” – Buddha
#54. “Let the past make you better, not bitter.” – Buddha
#55. “The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” – Buddha
These quotes out there attributed to Buddha. There is little evidence that all of these quotes belong to buddha. But these all are inspired by Buddhism. We hope you will get some motivation from these inspirational teachings.
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