Buddhism can be defined as the “teachings of the Awakened One.” It embodies a set of philosophies based on the teachings of Gautama Siddhartha Buddha who was born a prince in ancient India but left the throne to seek serenity and enlightenment. His teachings are based on profound wisdom and search for eternal tranquility of mind and soul.
~On philosophy of life~
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Buddhism propagates a tranquil, truthful and simple way of life. It emphasizes on the morality of thought, speech, and action.
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
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
~On Good Deeds~
Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.
Buddhism accentuates the importance of meditation and prayer to discover inner peace and shun all forms of violence, intoxicants, and immoral behavior.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
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.
You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
Buddhism stresses the importance of a positive attitude towards self and others.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
~On Being Judgmental~
People with opinions just go around bothering each other.
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Buddhism underlines the importance of living in harmony with elements within and without which leads to nirvana __ the state of supreme happiness characterized by the absence of desire and suffering. Although these teachings are not divinely revealed, they are a good source of profound wisdom and moral purity.