Saturday, July 10, 2010



Buddha, the Enlightened master, has spread unparalleled wisdom through is teachings. He belongs to the whole world. His teachings are to the whole world. For all time to come.
I am placing before readers – a small collection of his sayings. While all of them are rich with meaning -  some are JUST OUT OF THE WORLD.
Think of them (all), delve on them, understand them, and make them a deeper part of your life.

Now – on to his words of wisdom….


Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
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.
Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee.
However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act upon them?
A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.


All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love Born out of concern for all beings.
He is able who thinks he is able.
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.


Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
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.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image  of death.


 Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
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.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
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.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.


To understand everything is to forgive everything.
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
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. 

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
This Ariyan Eightfold Path, that is to say: Right view, right aim, right speech, right action, right living, right effort, right mindfulness, right contemplation.
The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky
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.

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?

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