Favorite Quotations Buddha What the Buddha Taught

"Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it." ~ Buddha


The ocean, king of mountains and the mighty continents Are not heavy burdens to bear when compared To the burden of not repaying the world's kindness.

Life is suffering.

Be a light unto yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold to the truth within, as to the only truth.

Doubt everything. Find your own light.

A person creates what they defend against.

All we are is a result of what we have thought.

As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.

Think this about the fleeting world: a star at dawn, a bubble in the stream.

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationships.

Better than sovereignty, better than going to heaven, better than lordship over all worlds, is the reward of the first step in holiness.

In his ignorance of the whole truth, each person maintains his own arrogant point of view.

You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.

Living in this mortal body is like living in a house on fire.

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.

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