Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Top 10 Quotes from the Buddha and Video

A short list compiled by The Buddha's Face of enlightened quotes from the Lord Buddha - I hope you read and enjoy.

I always find direction and sustenance from his simple but profound words and find myself repeating them silently from time to time. Personal favourite - "What we think - we become".

1. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
2. Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.
3. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
4. The mind is everything. What you think you become.
5. 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.
6. Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
7. The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
8. 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.
9. Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.
10. 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.


No comments:

Post a Comment