Great Buddha Quotes

I am the owner of my actions, heir to my actions, born of my actions, related through my actions, and have my actions as my arbitrator. Whatever I do, for good or for evil, to that I will fall heir.


Once you know the nature of anger and joy is empty and you let them go, you free yourself from karma.


When you go into the space of nothingness, everything becomes known.


Health is the first benefit. Content is the first fortune. Friendliness is the first kindness. Nirvana is the first happiness.


Never in the world does hatred cease by hatred; hatred ceases by love.


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.


Everything changes, nothing remains without change.


With our thoughts we make the world.


Of all footprints, that of the elephant is supreme. Similarly, of all mindfulness meditations, that on death is supreme.


Here will I live in the rainy season, here in the autumn and in the summer: thus muses the fool. He realizes not the danger (of death).


Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts


Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.


The mind precedes all things, the mind dominates all things, the mind creates all things.


The gift of truth excels all other gifts.


Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.


There are those who discover they can leave behind destructive reactions and become patient as the earth, unmoved by fires of anger or fear, unshaken as a pillar, unperturbed as a clear and quiet pool.


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.


A victor only breeds hatred, while a defeated man lives in misery, but a man at peace within lives happily, abandoning up ideas of victory and defeat.


Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.


Love in the past is only a memory. Love in the future is only a fantasy. True love lives in the here and now.


The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment


Truths cannot be acquired from words out of other people’s mouths. Before Truths can be internalized, they must come from one’s own realizations and practices. Through a lifetime of personal practice, human beings are capable of revealing all of the secrets of the cosmic essence. You are your own best judge.


Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.


A virtuous man or woman who is determined to develop the Supreme Enlightened Mind, should thus develop it: I have to lead all living beings to put a stop to (reincarnation) and escape (suffering), and when they have been so led, not one of them in fact stops (reincarnating) or escapes suffering. Why? Because, if a Bodhisattva believes in the notion of an ego, a personality, or a living being, he is not a true Bodhisattva.


Be mindful of this moment and the joy that comes without expectation


Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.


In compassion lies the world’s true strength.