39 Life Lesson I Have Learned From Buddha Which Greatly Improved My Life

by - August 21, 2015

1- “It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.”

2- “Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.”

3- “Give, even if you only have a little.”

4- “Should you find a wise critic to point out your faults, follow him as you would a guide to hidden treasure.”

5- “Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let them resolutely pursue a solitary course.”

6- “Meditate … do not delay, lest you later regret it.”

7- “One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.”

8- “There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.”

9- “A disciplined mind brings happiness.”

10- “Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.”

11- “They blame those who remain silent, they blame those speak much, they blame those who speak in moderation. There is none in the world who is not blamed.”

12- “Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.”

13- “Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices: those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever’s not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.”

14- “Delight in heedfulness! Guard well your thoughts!”

15- “Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.”

16- “May all beings have happy minds.”

17- “In whom there is no sympathy for living beings: know him as an outcast.”

18- “Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.”

19- “Both formerly and now, it is only suffering that I describe, and the cessation of suffering.”

20- “Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.”

21- “If a man going down into a river, swollen and swiftly flowing, is carried away by the current — how can he help others across?”

22- “The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.”

23- “The calmed say that what is well-spoken is best; second, that one should say what is right, not unrighteous; third, what’s pleasing, not displeasing; fourth, what is true, not false.”

24- “When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself.”

25- “Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.”

26- “The root of suffering is attachment.”

27- “We will develop and cultivate the liberation of mind by lovingkindness, make it our vehicle, make it our basis, stabilize it, exercise ourselves in it, and fully perfect it.”

28- “As a water bead on a lotus leaf, as water on a red lily, does not adhere, so the sage does not adhere to the seen, the heard, or the sensed.”

29- “Those who cling to perceptions and views wander the world offending people.”

30- “‘All conditioned things are impermanent’ — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering.”

31- “All tremble at violence; all fear death. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.”

32- “Let all-embracing thoughts for all beings be yours.”

33- “Some do not understand that we must die, But those who do realize this settle their quarrels.”

34- “Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.”

35- “Better it is to live one day seeing the rise and fall of things than to live a hundred years without ever seeing the rise and fall of things.”

36- “I will not look at another’s bowl intent on finding fault: a training to be observed.”

37- “To support mother and father, to cherish wife and children, and to be engaged in peaceful occupation — this is the greatest blessing.”

38- “Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.”

39- “Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.”

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