Buddha :10 Simple Quotes

10 Simple Quotes From Buddha That Will Change Your Life

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Buddha gained a huge amount of fame during his lifetime for simply offering basic advice for everyday living.

Far removed from the priests that believed they were “chosen”, Buddha was accessible to anyone who lived nearby.

Peasants, government officials, and kings were all treated with the same amount of respect and advice.

To him, there was no difference between them.

That’s why when we read Buddha’s words, we’re actually getting his unfiltered view of what he thought about happiness, simple living, and finding peace.

Here are 10 quotes from him that will change your perspective on life- and show you a new way of thinking and being.

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Find Your Purpose

“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”

Let Go of Anger

“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.”

Take Action

“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.”

Be Resilient

“Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.”


Share Your Happiness

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

Look Within

“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. But once mastered, no one can help you as much.”

Be Compassionate

“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.”

Have No Fear

“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”

Help Someone

“If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.”

Do Not Judge

“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”

Buddah’s 6 Rules of Love

Buddha’s 6 Rules Of Love

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“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”

The first step in truly finding love is recognizing you need to love yourself.

When you do that, you create a strong foundation for a lasting bond with someone, and open yourself to the possibility of being fully present for them.

When you truly love yourself, you see the reflection of that love within someone else. This is because we’re all connected; spiritually, we’re all one.


Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

The idea that something or someone outside of yourself will give you the peace and love you’ve been seeking is not exactly correct.

According to eastern philosophy, when you do that you set yourself up for eventual disappointment.

This is because everything is fleeting; emotional happiness comes and goes like the wind.

But real happiness comes from a state of being.

That is, it flows naturally from within.

You don’t need to add anything to it…it’s already there.

Noticing that completeness within, you can truly offer something in a relationship.


“Love the whole world as a mother loves her only child.”

It’s not just one person or a family that deserves our love; the whole world does.

Part of the problem we have in the world today is the concept of “Us four and no more.”

People think that only their family is worth their time and effort.

But imagine what would happen if we viewed the entire world as our family?

Suddenly, we start to expand that circle of love, and we feel an obligation to help others.

If everyone had that ideal, the world would be a very different place.


 


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

It’s really easy to get in a mood and project that onto other people…especially those we love.

Saying negative or harmful things to others can seriously damage our relationship with them, and hurt our ability to to create a strong bond.


“Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.”

If you ever find yourself in a situation where someone is saying something hurtful or damaging, remember that there’s always an option in how we react.

Choosing to come from a place of love rather than anger can not only save a relationship, but also help that person understand there is a better way to go about things.

Not only that, but reacting with anger only gives more fuel to the fire.


“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate that which they already have.”

One of the most common things I see in relationships is one or both of the partners are looking around to see if the grass is greener on the other side.

There’s a constant subconscious desire to see if they can get something better.

In short: they’re not committed.

Not having gratitude for someone in your life can really set things up to fail.

Recognize what you have!

Sometimes it’s better than you realize.


Buddha’s teachings are so profound…it’s hard to really get a grasp with these few quotes.

The Dhammapada (the path of dharma), captures the living words of the Buddha organized by theme- thought, joy, anger, pleasure, and others, giving a full understanding of his practices and teachings.

This book contains the core of what Buddha stood for and lived for…and why he’s still relevant today.

If you’re looking to completely change the way you think about the world or just deepen your knowledge about the Buddha,check it out!