Buddha the Wise

It goes without saying that Buddha has left an important mark on the world.

His thoughts on life and death have inspired countless generations- and will probably continue to do so for countless generations.

And with good reason! Buddha’s teachings exude wisdom and deep spirituality.

These quotes show a glimpse of that wisdom, and can even help you change your life.


“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.”

Anger is a lethal weapon. Apart from slaying the enemy, it also slays you.

When you’re angry, your words deceive you and they hurt others.

If you’re upset, it’s better to walk away than allow your emotions to rule you.


“You only lose what you cling to.”

From a Buddhist perspective, getting attached to something is the biggest mistake we can make in our lives.

This is because everything we have we will eventually lose one day; in the ultimate sense, we have no control.


“Physical charms attract the eyes, goodness attracts the mind.”

Good looks are an asset – however, a good character is an identity.

It’s completely wrong to judge someone only by their looks and not by their character.


“Three things cannot be hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”

No matter how much you try to conceal the truth, it will one day be revealed; especially if it’s a big lie.

Knowing this, endeavour to be honest instead and you will see your friends and family trusting you as never before.


“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

We often expect to receive love and affection from others. In that process, we start neglecting ourselves. We try too hard to get attention.

However, we forget that loving one’s own self comes before loving others.

You cannot love selflessly until and unless you understand yourself.


“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

People are so swayed by the opinions of others, that they forget to think critically.

Spiritual, conscious living requires a person to think independently.

Doing this will bring deep respect from those around you.


“When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.”

This is the difference between love and lust.

In love, you nurture a relationship. In lust, you take only what you want.


“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”

The message here is to think happy thoughts that will keep you happy throughout the day. Being optimistic is better than having negative thoughts. Seeing the glass half-full is a way better perspective than seeing the glass half empty.

Being optimistic is better than having negative thoughts.

Seeing the glass half full is a way better perspective than seeing the glass half empty.


“A jug fills drop by drop.”

Starting small is the mantra for finishing big. It doesn’t matter if your start is a small attempt. If you keep at it steadily, you will achieve what you want to one day.


“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”

Life is one big journey and you’re a traveller.

It’s better to live and travel well, than thinking about the future and losing your peace of mind.

Living the fullest in the present is the best way to enjoy life, rather than living in the past or the future.


 

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