Buddhist Quotes

Here are our Top inspirational & motivational Buddhist Quotes:

Zen Koan Original face Hui Neng

Zen Koan Case 23: Hui-neng Neither Good nor Evil

THE CASE The Sixth Ancestor was pursued by Ming the head monk as far as Ta-yü Peak. The teacher, seeing Ming coming, laid the robe and bowl on a rock and said, “This robe represents the Dharma. There should be no fighting over it. You may take it back with you.” Ming tried to lift it up, but it was as immovable as a mountain.

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Zen Koan Case 16 Sound of Bell

Zen Koan Case 16: Yun-men: The sound of the Bell

THE CASE Yün-men said, “See how vast and wide the world is! Why do you put on your seven-piece robe at the sound of the bell?” WU-MEN’S COMMENT All you Zen students, training in the Way, don’t be victimized by sounds; don’t follow up on forms. You may have realization on hearing a sound or enlightenment on seeing a form—that’s natural. But don’t you know

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Mistake not starting buddha

There are only two mistakes one can make…

If you are looking for motivation to start or get going again, this quote reminds us that there are only two mistakes: not starting and not going all the way! If you have been thinking and have not started Or perhaps hit a block, challenge and stopped along the way, Pick yourself up today & start again. “There are only two mistakes one can make

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Zen Koan What is Buddha

Zen Koan Case 18 What is Buddha?

THE CASE A monk asked Tung-shan, “What is Buddha?” Tung-shan said, “Three pounds of flax.” WU-MEN’S COMMENT Old Man Tung-shan attained something of clam-Zen. He opened the two halves of his shell a bit and exposed his liver and intestines. Be that as it may, tell me: where do you see Tung-shan? WU-MEN’S VERSE Thrusting forth “three pounds of flax!” The words are intimate, mind

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Zen Koans

Zen Koan Case 19 What is Tao?

Nan-ch’üan: “Ordinary mind is the Tao.” Chao-chou asked Nan-ch’üan, “What is the Tao?” Nan-ch’üan said, “Ordinary mind is the Tao.” Chao-chou asked, “Should I try to direct myself toward it?” Nan-ch’üan said, “If you try to direct yourself you betray your own practice.” Chao-chou asked, “How can I know the Tao if I don’t direct myself?” Nan-ch’üan said, “The Tao is not subject to knowing

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If you think you are too small by Dalai Lama

If you think you are too small to make a difference

Many times we think what can one person can do OR what can I do?  How ever small, Each one of us can make a difference! “If you think you are too small to make a difference,  try sleeping with a mosquito” Dalai Lama If you are still not sure, remember a time when someone did something simple, small and it brought a smile on

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We become what we think

We are shaped by our thoughts; We become what we think

This quote is based on a verse by Buddha that what we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts. 80,000 of our thoughts are negative so its important be mindful and make an effort to have a positive mindset.  If you are waking up and struggling to get going, start your day with a Positive Quotes like

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Being Calm by Dalai Lama

Calm mind brings inner strength

How to be Calm? Often we think about meditation and associate it with Spirituality. However one of first benefits meditation brings is health benefits. Helping us to relax, reduce stress and anxiety are some of first benefits we can notice. Learn and practice simple techniques of breathing meditation to be Calm. Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health

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buddhist quotes Dalai Lama destroy peace

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.

So easily and so many times we let things that happen around us during the day destroy our Peace. In a second if someone says something we don’t like or negative our face tenses and from a smile we go to being angry. Let’s take this quote as a reminder to not let anything destroy our peace. Combine this quote with Reflecting & Repeating the

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Daily buddhist quote dalai lama responsibility

Do not avoid the responsibility of your actions

“Do not avoid the responsibility of your actions.” Dalai Lama Hello readers! Once again, we have another inspiring and meaningful quote by the Dalai Lama. No one wants to be in trouble, right? And to be honest, I know that a lot of people have lied to try and get out of trouble at some point. Although it may get you out of whatever punishment

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Silence is sometimes the best answer

Sometimes we get into arguments that are not meaningful, and they aren’t a good use of our time. Perhaps when someone is being difficult, irrational or foolish, Dalai Lama tells us to acknowledge their feelings but don’t respond. Sometimes people need to “vent” or just let all their feelings almost just blow out of them to make them calm again. “Silence is sometimes the best

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dallai lama quote on fulfillment happiness

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness

We all seek and desire happiness. Everything we do is to be happy. What makes us happy, what we choose to become happy varies based on our interests, upbringing. For some its food, for some travel, for others its shopping or gadgets. Everything if we look at we do is so we can be fulfilled and happy. While we easily choose what is right for

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Teen quotes dalai lama optimistic

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. Dalai Lama Today we have a quote on topic of being Optimistic by the Dalai Lama. I feel as though when I do quotes on positivity, or optimistic theme, I feel more connected. Also, when I do a quote by the Dalai Lama my responses are much more natural and I find easier to write. So expect a

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My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” Dalai Lama Why Kindness? There are a lot of things going on in this world right now, right? Well, a lot of these people who are going through these things are trying to embrace kindness. We don’t want anyone to feel as if they are not respected, We can try to spread kindness with everyone we

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Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama There has been some day in your life where you have felt sad or discouraged, right? On a daily basis someone we interact with people who may be having a bad day and they may not be nice to us. No matter the situation and even if someone gets angry at us and how badly

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Happiness is not something ready-made

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama Today, we have a quote from Dalai Lama. It’s talking about Happiness. Let’s pause and reflect, Is happiness that we all seek outside or is it within us? If you take the right actions and make the right decisions then it can be within us. Can we buy happiness? The answer is

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Drop by drop is the water pot filled

“Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.” Buddha Think not lightly of evil, saying, “It will not come to me.” Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil. Buddha in Dhammapada A reminder to us by Buddha that a

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Be your own Light

When Buddha was departing his disciples asked to who will be their teacher now? Who will guide them? How will we achieve enlightenment without Buddha’s help?  The Buddha’s last famous words were, “Be your own light.”  The truth is the light.  beliefnet.com With the Light we all have power to use our abilities to help others and every time we do so we are helping

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buddhist quote light buddha lamp

Light a Lamp and Brighten the path

“If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your own path.” Buddhist theme When Buddha was departing his deciples asked to who will be their teacher now? Who will guide them? How will we achieve enlightenment without Buddha’s help?  The Buddha’s last famous words were, “Be your own light.”  The truth is the light.  beliefnet.com This quote is not directly from

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