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Buddha

  • Leader
  • Born 563 BC
  • Died 483 BC

Gautama Buddha (c. 563/480 – c. 483/400 BCE), also known as Siddhārtha Gautama (सिद्धार्थ गौतम) in Sanskrit or Siddhattha Gotama (शिद्धत्थ गोतम) in Pali , Shakyamuni (i.e. "Sage of the Shakyas") Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was a monk (śramaṇa), mendicant, sage, philosopher, teacher and religious leader on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the northeastern part of ancient India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE.Gautama taught a Middle Way between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the śramaṇa movement common in his region.


Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.




Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.




However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?




We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.




A jug fills drop by drop.

A jug fills drop by drop.




Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.




He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana.

He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana.




The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.




You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.




To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.




Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.




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.




He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.




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

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




To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.




I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.




I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.

I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.




What we think, we become.




A woman of the world is anxious to exhibit her form and shape, whether walking, standing, sitting, or sleeping. Even when represented as a picture, she desires to captivate with the charms of her beauty and, thus, to rob men of their steadfast heart.




No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.




In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.




Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.




It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.




You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.




Better than worshiping gods is obedience to the laws of righteousness.

Better than worshiping gods is obedience to the laws of righteousness.




All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?

All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?




To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.




The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.




Of those beings who live in ignorance, shut up and confined, as it were, in an egg, I have first broken the eggshell of ignorance and alone in the universe obtained the most exalted, universal Buddhahood.




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.

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.




You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.




When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.




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.




Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.

Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.




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




Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.



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