buddha quotes

Siddhartha Gautama or Gautama Buddha was born about 2,600 years ago in Lumbini near the border of Nepal and India. He was born a prince, but as he grown up, he inclined towards the spirituality. In search of spirituality, he went into deep meditation, where he realized the nature of mind. He was titled with Buddha.

Siddhartha was a monk , mendicant, sage, philosopher, teacher and religious leader on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. According to Buddhist tradition, he obtained his enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, gave his first sermon in Sarnath, and died in Kushinagar.

Buddha always encouraged his students to question and confirm his teachings through their own experiences. His teachings are still influential and inspirational to the world.

Gautama Buddha Quotes

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
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.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
What we think, we become.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Never see what has been done; Always see what remains to be done.
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.
The trouble is, you think you have time.
The tongue is like a sharp knifeā€¦ it Kills without drawing blood.
The root of suffering is attachment.
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana.
You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.
However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?
A jug fills drop by drop.
If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.
If the problem can be solved, why worry? If the problem cannot be solved, worrying will do you no good.
Nothing is permanent.
If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.