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Buddha Quotes

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posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 05:12 AM
reply to post by LifeIsEnergy

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

Interesting thread idea - thanks for sharing!

posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 05:59 AM
'Nice to see you, to see you - nice!'

posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 07:02 AM
"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." - Buddha

posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 07:38 AM
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 07:54 AM
"The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood." - Buddha

this reminds me of that other quote "The pen is mightier than the sword." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton This quote was originally for a play.


p.s. I just found out the pen quote guy also came up with "It was a darn and stormy night..." lol They now have a yearly tongue-in-cheek contest in his name where you submit the worst opening line you can make up to a fictitious novel. The phrase was also made popular by the cartoon Peanuts, where countless times Snoopy would be atop his doghouse with a typewriter and not get much farther in his story than that opening line. So funny! I had to share the tangent I went on from first looking up the Buddha quote I wanted to use! Haha!

[edit on 26-6-2010 by Praxilla]

posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 09:02 AM

Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Believe nothing is my favorite

This would be second...

A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering. ~Buddha

If you believe nothing then how do you function? Even using language is belief in something, an agreement of meanings behind words.

Also if you act like this world is not real you wouldn't even bother eating. How do you enjoy life if nothing is real?

How do you say nothing is real when your suffering extreme physical pain?

posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 09:20 AM
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 09:23 AM
form is emptiness, emptiness form

posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 12:09 PM
"The Self that is subtler than the subtle and greater than the great is seated in the heart of every creature. One who is free from desire sees the glory of the Self through the tranquillity of the mind and senses and becomes absolved from grief."

- Katha Upanishad

posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 12:11 PM
"The Tathagata is without the mark of all things, he dwells upwards within the signless self-directed mind/will (citta). There within, Ananda, dwell with the Soul (attan) as your Light, with the Soul as your refuge, with none other as refuge." - [SN 5.154, DN 2.100, SN 3.42, DN 3.58, SN 5.163]-Gotama Buddha

SN = samyutta nikaya
DN = digha nikaya

Tathagata = “(The sage who has) arrived at the Absolute” = Buddha

signless self-directed mind/will = nirvana = goal of Buddhism

Ananda = state of bliss, the Buddha is either addressing this state or addressing his disciple by that name, or both.

Attan = Brahman/Absolute

Soul as refuge = the quintessential origin of all things. The highest absolute

[edit on 26-6-2010 by filosophia]

posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 06:48 PM
reply to post by Ralphy

Please only add quotes to this thread and leave out opinion and debate. You ask some very good questions and if you start your own thread I would be more than happy to join in and help answer them.

There are some good quotes from you guys/gals today! Please remember to identify who said them.


posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 12:21 AM
I've been on a Carl Sagan tangent all night, so I've been watching some clips of his on YouTube. Here's my favorite of thre night, and I think it fits in this thread, even though it isn't by Buddha.

"if you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." - Carl Sagan

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 12:31 AM
"As a man who has no wound on his hand cannot be hurt by the poison he carries in his hand, since the poison cannot enter the body except through a wound, the man who has no evil cannot be hurt by evil."

- Dhammapada, which is attributed to Buddha

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 12:12 PM
"The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority." - MLK

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 12:54 PM
"Speak the truth, yield not to anger, give what you can to him who asks. These three steps will lead you to the gods."

-Dhammapada, attributed to Buddha

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 07:40 PM
"The Soul is the refuge that I have gone unto; it is the Light, that very same sanctuary, that final end goal and destiny. It is immeasurable, matchless, that which I really am, that very treasure; it is like unto the breath-of-life, this Animator.”[KN J-1441 Akkhakandam]

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 07:58 PM
"God has no religion" -Mahatma Gandhi

I just found this one today! I believe this to be true, and in a reverse way it points out what is bad about some religions, the fact that they think they are the only ones that have a relationship with God, and that you can't, unless you follow their doctrine.

Btw, I'm loving this thread, I'm a quotes lover to begin with, but this is fun, and I find it to be enlightening as well.

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 09:19 PM
this is just right for ATS and all of us!

The Buddha answered, "Once upon a time there was a certain raja who called to his servant and said, 'Come, good fellow, go and gather together in one place all the men of Savatthi who were born blind... and show them an elephant.' 'Very good, sire,' replied the servant, and he did as he was told. He said to the blind men assembled there, 'Here is an elephant,' and to one man he presented the head of the elephant, to another its ears, to another a tusk, to another the trunk, the foot, back, tail, and tuft of the tail, saying to each one that that was the elephant.

"When the blind men had felt the elephant, the raja went to each of them and said to each, 'Well, blind man, have you seen the elephant? Tell me, what sort of thing is an elephant?'

"Thereupon the men who were presented with the head answered, 'Sire, an elephant is like a pot.' And the men who had observed the ear replied, 'An elephant is like a winnowing basket.' Those who had been presented with a tusk said it was a ploughshare. Those who knew only the trunk said it was a plough; others said the body was a grainery; the foot, a pillar; the back, a mortar; the tail, a pestle, the tuft of the tail, a brush.

"Then they began to quarrel, shouting, 'Yes it is!' 'No, it is not!' 'An elephant is not that!' 'Yes, it's like that!' and so on, till they came to blows over the matter.

"Brethren, the raja was delighted with the scene.

"Just so are these preachers and scholars holding various views blind and unseeing.... In their ignorance they are by nature quarrelsome, wrangling, and disputatious, each maintaining reality is thus and thus."

Then the Exalted One rendered this meaning by uttering this verse of uplift,

O how they cling and wrangle, some who claim
For preacher and monk the honored name!
For, quarreling, each to his view they cling.
Such folk see only one side of a thing.

Jainism and Buddhism. Udana 68-69:
Parable of the Blind Men and the Elephant

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 09:24 PM
reply to post by LifeIsEnergy

The world is your mirror and your mind is a magnet. What you perceive in this world is largely a reflection of your own attitudes and beliefs. ~ Michael LeBeuf

posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 02:09 PM
"the problem is not in what you do, but why you do." - Buddha

That may be my favorite line of all time.

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