Buddha Quotes Page 3Collection compiled by Catherine Pulsifer
However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze.
We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
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.
An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
Words have the power to both destroy and heal.
When words are both true and kind,
they can change our world.
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people, as the rain that falls. We consist of that which is around us, we are the same as everything.
the source of happiness
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment."
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