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Buddha

Gautama Buddha was a philosopher, teacher, and religious leader. "Buddha", meaning "awakened one" or "enlightened one" is a title, not a name; the Shakyamuni Buddha, whose original name was Siddhartha Gautama, was the founder of Buddhism.
Found 158 thoughts of Buddha

There is an unborn, a not-become, a not-made, a not-compounded. There cannot be any escape from what is born, become compounded. But since there is this unborn, not become, not-made, not-compounded, therefore is there made known an escape from what is born, become, made and compounded.

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Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words; this is good luck.

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Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost; let a man who knows the double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.

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And again, Subhuti, suppose a woman or a man were to renounce all their belongings as many times as there are grains of sand in the river Ganges ; and suppose that someone else, after taking from this discourse on dharma but one stanza of four lines, would demonstrates it to others. Then this latter on the strength of that would beget a greater heap of merit, immeasurable and incalculable.

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If a man possesses a repentant spirit his sins will disappear, but if he has an unrepentant spirit his sins will continue and condemn him for their sake forever.

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Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to everyone else.

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I am the miracle.

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As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.

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You should respect each other and refrain from disputes; you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together.

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Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those, who shall be a lamp unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but holding fast to the Truth as their lamp, and holding fast to the Truth as their refuge, they shall reach the topmost height.

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We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

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There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

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Hatred does not cease in this world by hating, but by not hating; this is an eternal truth.

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Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

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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.

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Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

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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. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.

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Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

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As the flectcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.

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Seeking but not finding the house builder I travelled through life after life. How painful is repeated birth! House-builders, you have now been seen. You will not build the house again.

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On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.

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Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

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The example of the raft shows dharmas should be treated as provisional, as means to an end. The same holds good of emptiness too, the negation of dharmas. This corollary has elsewhere been illustrated by the similie of medicine which can heal any illness because its further use would only make one ill again.

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Make a proper investigation first. Proper investigation is good for a well-known person like yourself.

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Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears; there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death.

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