Gautama Buddha Quotes

Gautama Buddha (c. 563 BCE/480 BCE – c. 483 BCE/400 BCE), also known as Siddh?rtha Gautama [sid?????rt??? g?ut??m?], ?hakyamuni Buddha [???kj?mun?i bud????], or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic (?rama?a) and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the eastern part of ancient India sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE.

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The tongue like a sharp knife ... Kills without drawing blood.

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You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection.

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The good shine from afar Like the snowy Himalayas. The bad don't appear Even when near, Like arrows shot into the night.

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Be it known that Men of dull faculties and slight wisdom, They who cling proudly to signs, Cannot believe in this Dharma. Now I, joyfully and fearlessly, In the midst of the bodhisattvas Frankly casting aside my expedient devices, Merely preach the Unexcelled Path.

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Ye must leave righteous ways behind, not to speak of unrighteous ways.

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That which goeth up must needs come down; and that which is down must needs go up. But Brahma has ordained that the that that goeth up is seldom the same as the that that hath gone down.

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Like a beautiful flower, full of colour, but without scent, are wise words when spoken, but fruitless these words are when not carried out by the speaker.

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May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses. May those frightened cease to be afraid, and may those bound be free. May the powerless find power, and may people think of befriending each other. May those who find themselves in trackless, fearful wilderness- the children, the aged, the unprotected- be guarded by beneficent celestials, and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood.

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One who previously made bad karma, but who reforms and creates good karma, brightens the world like the moon appearing from behind a cloud.

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Treat others with respect. How you treat others will be how they treat you.

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Doubt everything. Find your own light.

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Yet the Teaching is simple. Do what is right. Be pure. At the end of the way is freedom.

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Religion is a cow. It gives milk, but it also kicks.

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Let yourself be open and life will be easier.

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Wisdom makes light the darkness of ignorance.

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