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Siddhartha Gautama, more commonly known as Buddha (which means “enlightened one” or “the awakened”), is a spiritual leader and teacher during the 6th century B.C.
While the events of his life are still debated by scholars to this day, it cannot be doubted that his teachings have had a tremendous influence on a lot of people.
Personal note: Ever since moving [Update: “moved”, after 2 amazing years in India, I’m back in NYC] to India to live and teach, quotes from Buddha have taken on a whole new meaning.
Having the privilege to travel through India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Myanmar have allowed me to witness these powerful words in action.
I hope you enjoy our latest collection of uplifting Buddha quotes!
1.) “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” – Buddha
2.) “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” – Buddha
3.) “Let us rise up and be thankful. For if we didn’t learn a lot 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
4.) “Those who attempt to conquer hatred by hatred are like warriors who take weapons to overcome others who bear arms. This does not end hatred, but gives it room to grow. But, ancient wisdom has advocated a different timeless strategy to overcome hatred.
This eternal wisdom is to meet hatred with non-hatred. The method of trying to conquer hatred through hatred never succeeds in overcoming hatred. But, the method of overcoming hatred through non-hatred is eternally effective. That is why that method is described as eternal wisdom.” – Buddha
5.) “To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself.” – Buddha
6.) “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.” – Buddha
7.) “Those who consider the unessential to be essential, and see the essential as unessential, don’t reach the essential, living in the field of wrong intention.” – Buddha
8.) “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.” – Buddha
9.) “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Buddha
10.) “To keep the body in good health is a duty; otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha
11.) “What we think, we become.” – Buddha
12.) “Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as are those that a chick which has not broken its way through its shell might form of the outside world.” – Buddha
13.) “Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.” – Buddha
14.) “Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.” – Buddha
15.) “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha
16.) “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” – Buddha
17.) “To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.” – Buddha
18.) “When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.” – Buddha
19.) “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If the mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?” – Buddha
20.) “Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” – Buddha
21.) “Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” – Buddha
22.) “Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.”- Buddha
23.) “What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.” – Buddha
24.) “Neither fire, nor wind, birth, nor death, can erase our good deeds.” – Buddha
25.) “The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.” – Buddha
26.) “The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.” – Buddha
27.) “There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” – Buddha
28.) “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.” – Buddha
29.) “Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.” – Buddha
30.) “Believe nothing, merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.” – Buddha
31.) “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha
32.) “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha
33.) “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” – Buddha
34.) “Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.” – Buddha
35.) “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” – Buddha
36.) “If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.” – Buddha
37.) “Purity or impurity depends on oneself. No one can purify another.” – Buddha
38.) “There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.” – Buddha
39.) “Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.” – Buddha
40.) “Happiness is a journey, not a destination.” – Buddha
41.) “Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears; there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death.” – Buddha
42.) “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” – Buddha
43.) “Many do not realize that we here must die. For those who realize this, quarrels end.” – Buddha
44.) “The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.” The Buddha
45.) “Good health is simply the slowest way a human being can die,” – Buddha
46.) “Perhaps the deepest reason why we are afraid of death is because we do not know who we are.”- Buddha
47.) “This world is shrouded in darkness. Here, only a few can see their way free. These few birds escape from the net, and fly away to the heavens.” – Buddha
48.) “Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.” – Buddha
49.) “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Buddha
50.) “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.” – Buddha
51.) “Everything changes, nothing remains without change.” – Buddha
52.) “The universe itself is change and life itself is but what you deem it” – Buddha
53.) “Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.” – Buddha
54.) “Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.” – Buddha
55.) “Three things cannot hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.” – Buddha
56.) “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha
57.) “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha
58.) “You can only make two mistakes when traveling on the road to truth: not starting, and not going all the way.” – Buddha
59.) “Better to conquer yourself than a thousand battles. Only then can the victory truly be yours. No one can take it away from you – not heaven, hell, demons or angels.” – Buddha
60.) “Never envy others or take what you have for granted. Those who envy others will never find peace of mind.” – Buddha
Buddha’s sayings are a great source of inspiration and motivation, especially to entrepreneurs, dreamers, and innovators.
It doesn’t matter where you are in life, you can surely find a quote or two that you can relate with your current situation today.
What other Buddha quotes would you add to the list? Tell us in the comment section below!
Birthday wishes and messages for your loved one, girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband, May the light of the candles enlighten your life for the rest of the days.
I am always grateful to you that you remember my Birthday even in the busy schedule. This is me saying you a Thank You and also greeting you in advanced Happy Birthday to use as well. Thank You again so much for coming.
The gift that you showered on me was certainly awesome. I really enjoyed the time and effort you put in to choose the perfect gift for me on such a day. It really means a lot for me. Thank You so much for presenting it to me on my Birthday.
The one special thing that I will always remember this whole year is the moment that the clock struck 12, and you were the first person to wish me. Thank You so much for wishing me a very Happy Birthday. I feel so lucky to have a friend like you.
Kindly do accept our sincere hearts saying Thank You for the Birthday wishes you all showered for me. the presence of you certainly enlightened my day. It was the best Birthday ever that i could spend and make it count. Thanks again!
With the warm and sincere thoughts, we really thank you for the beautiful Gift I could get. I really hope that you all had a wonderful time in the Birthday Party.
Thank You very much for the unforgettable surprise for turning up on My birthday party. I never really thought that you both could make it here at the end of the day. Hope I gave you a wonderful time across and made it special in different aspects.
Thank you so much for all the lovely wishes that you have sent over to me. I really had a dun time during the day when you all were present with me. It really made me feel special and I hope that It continues for ever in life.
Thank You so much for adding the color and joyful spirit to my party. It really means a lot to me as your presence has made the difference. I really felt happy and glee with all of you turning up here. thanks a ton for your wishes.
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It really feels so good when someone does so special for you on your Birthday. For me, it felt like I am totally out of the world. I would really wish to say you thanks for making me feel so special on such a day of my life and making me feel well.
Thanks to you my dear for making my special day so memorable in different ways. I will always remember your kind gesture that you showed by wishing me at the first. I will never forget your efforts in making me smile. Thank You so much for making this day wonderful.
Thank You so much for all the wonderful gifts that you sent to me on my special day. With you, I do not feel to pretend because I really like your company. Cheers to our friendship and i really wish that we both could stay together.
You have certainly supported me throughout even in the hardest days of my life. On my special day, when you were the first person to ever wish me, I really felt so humble and so supported that it could never be better in any day. I would like to express my heartfelt Thanks to you.
Please Give me the best opportunity to say a Thank You to you from my heart. You have always guided me for a perfect start to my life when I was depressed. your wishes and blessings do mean a lot to me. Without you, everything in the world is so impossible.
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Thank you so much for being there beside me throughout my struggle days. Sometimes, you do while sometimes, you do not care. But still thanks for your precious efforts that makes it even more special for me. Thank You again for coming here.
I am really grateful to you for making my day so special even in the working hours. Thank you so much for everything that you did. A special thanks to all of you for all the fun that we shared together.
Thank you so much for turning up on my Birthday. I really wished i could give a lot of time for us to spend together and enjoy throughout the day, but your efforts has certainly made my day blister into the heaven. I really felt wonderful to be with you.
Your courageous words have always made me strong and stand tall infront of everyone. I am really very grateful to you for all the support that you gave me. Thank for lending your shoulder during my tough days. Your presence on my birthday is indeed special.
My Birthday would never have been special if you never had come and send me this special gift. Your presence on my Birthday Party has certainly made my day to be special. The quality time that you spent with me is fantastic. Thanks for coming.
I would have never known what a special birthday is without your presence. Thanks for coming and creating this wonderful surprise for me. Your presence has certainly made my day and it is so special that I can never forget ever.
The very moment when the clock struck 12, it was you who called me up and wished me a Happy Birthday. Thank you so much for remembering this day as a special day of your calendar. I really wish we could have more time to enjoy. Thanks again.
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Just before I start a new year to my life, first let me greet you for your surprised efforts. Your Birthday wishes really means a lot to me in any ways. Thank you so much for wishing me even on your busy schedule.
I was really feeling terrible to turn another year older until I saw your sweet messages. Your messages read me of my blues and now I really feel that growing old actually mean a lot to me. Thanks You so much for wishing me on My Birthday.
Birthday gifts can always be broken or last at any time. But, your precious blessings and wishes are always special for me. i wish that they will be beside me every time ever and after. Thank You so much for wishing me.
Thanks for taking the time to write such a sweet and heartfelt message on my Birthday. Your wishes and efforts are always special for me. Thank you so much for making this day wonderful to remember always. I really wished that I could enjoy more.
If my life was just a balance sheet, your beautiful and sweet messages are just the special touch to complete the sheet. your gifts are the biggest assets of the sheet which will drive the profit. Thanks for wishing me on my Birthday.
The biggest and probably the best gift that I received on my birthday was your special message on it. Your blessings are always a part of it that makes me feel so relaxed and humble at the same time. Thank you so much for making me feels comfortable.
Nothing in this word is as beautiful as your presence on my Birthday. I really need to thank you to gift me something that I really loved the most. I know it was only you who could have brought it up for me. thank You so much for the wishes.
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After reading the beautiful message that you wrote on my greeting card, I really felt that this was the time of my life. there is nothing better in the earth than seeing your wonderful presence on my birthday. thank you so much for coming here.
I really wish that every person in the world have friends like who care for them. thank you so much for arranging this surprise party and making me feel so blessed. there would have been nothing better in the world if you are not there. Thank You again.
Your birthday wishes and greetings have certainly made changes in the day. It made me feel so special throughout the day that I cannot stop thinking about it. Thank you so much for being here and making me feel special in this day.
Confused? Or still trying to think what can be the most significant style to wish your mom uniquely? So today’s the day of our lucky charm mom’s who made our lives filled with endless love and happiness. All the appreciation and beautiful greetings can make her feel unique and out of the world that a smile of joy on her face can make you feel proud children’s of your mother. Treat her the way she should be treated on every birthday by giving her all the required things she never demanded of and making her day that special. Mothers never really expect anything from their kids in return to what she did for us but its our responsibility to understand her by devoting some time and celebrating her day in an unusual manner to make her feel that she’s really important in our life. This is an excellent gesture to treat every mom. So here are some heartfelt greetings attached to make her day and pray for all her dreams to come true and shower all the blessings to be a perfect day in her life.
So here are few tremendous and lifelong wishes, for every mother out there who deserves to be the best mom in the world. No other love can replace a mothers love for their children. This is gratitude towards all the mothers to live a long life ahead with good health for future. Have a look at the wishes and greet your mom’s the way she always did on your birthday and make her feel as special as an angel on the earth.
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