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350 Buddha Quotes on Spirituality, Meditation, and Life

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We know little about the history of and the life of Buddha except that he led a very spiritual life. Many believe that Buddha was actually born as a Prince, the Prince Siddharta Gautama in 5th/6th century BC in Nepal. Until his death, Buddha taught his followers how to achieve enlightenment and nirvana. His teachings resonate with people up to this very day.

Buddha Quotes on Spirituality, Meditation, and Life

Buddha is a person of great knowledge and experience about life. His words aren’t empty just empty phrases – what he has are words for everyday life. This may pertain to spirituality, for meditation, and for life as a whole.

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Buddha Quotes on Peace

Peace of mind brings joy to one’s life. Many may oppose that statement but Buddha says otherwise. Peace is important, let’s see what Buddha thinks about it. Here is a list of Buddha quotes on peace.

  • Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
  • Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
  • The mind is everything. What you think you become.
  • Routinely train yourself to attain peace.
  • Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
  • You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind.
  • Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.
  • Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
  • There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
  • 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.
  • Those who have destroyed the roots of jealousy have peace of mind always.
  • It is ridiculous to think that somebody else can make you happy or unhappy.
  • There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.
  • 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.
  • Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
  • Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
  • To keep the body in good health is a duty; otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
  • You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.
  • What we think, we become.
  • Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
  • Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.
  • If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature.
  • Entangled by the bonds of hate, one who seeks happiness by inflicting pain on others is never delivered from hatred.
  • In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.
  • Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.
  • Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
  • Peace is the highest bliss.
  • You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
  • When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.
  • Shame on him who strikes a holy man, and more shame to him who gives way to anger.
  • All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If the mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
  • All know the Way, but few actually walk it.
  • Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
  • The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
  • Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.
  • It is better to do nothing, than to do what is wrong. For whatever you do, you do to yourself.
  • An outside enemy exists only if there is anger inside.
  • Pain is certain, suffering is optional.
  • Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth.
  • 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.
  • One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.
  • Better than a thousand useless words is one useful word, hearing which one attains peace.
  • Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
  • 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.
  • In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
  • All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
  • The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
  • Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.
  • To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.
  • 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 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.
  • Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
  • Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
  • The purpose of life is something that’s explored by Buddha when he achieved enlightenment.
  • People with opinions just go around bothering one another.

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Buddha Quotes on Happiness

Life is not worth living if you don’t have happiness. It’s like without it, everything would be bland. Remind yourself to always be happy with these Buddha quotes. 

  • Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
  • It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.
  • If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater.
  • To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself.
  • A disciplined mind brings happiness.
  • There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.
  • Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.
  • To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.
  • Whatever is not yours: let go of it. Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness and benefit.
  • Happiness never decreases by being shared.
  • 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.
  • If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-departing shadow.
  • 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.
  • It is ridiculous to think that somebody else can make you happy or unhappy.
  • There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
  • One who acts on truth is happy in this world and beyond.
  • If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.
  • One who, while himself seeking happiness, oppresses with violence other beings who also desire happiness, will not attain happiness hereafter.
  • 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.
  • If by renouncing a lesser happiness one may realize greater happiness, let the wise one renounce the lesser, having regard for the greater.
  • Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.
  • Let him associate with friends who are noble, energetic, and pure in life, let him be cordial and refined in conduct. Thus, full of joy, he will make an end of suffering.
  • Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.
  • Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of that candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
  • Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.
  • May all beings have happy minds.
  • Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.
  • We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
  • Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again and you will be filled with joy.
  • Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think.

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Buddha Quotes on Love

Love is cote to men’s existence. We live to love, we love to live. Read some Buddha quotes on love.

  • Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.
  • One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.
  • Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
  • If you truly loved yourself, you could hurt another.
  • Give, even if you only have a little.
  • In whom there is no sympathy for living beings: know him as an outcast.
  • Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.
  • Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so, let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.
  • Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.
  • Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.
  • The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
  • If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.
  • You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your own love and affection.
  • We will develop and cultivate the liberation of mind by lovingkindness, make it our vehicle, make it our basis, stabilize it, exercise ourselves in it, and fully perfect it.
  • Hatreds never cease through hatred in this world; through love alone they cease. This is an eternal law.
  • Those who cling to perceptions and views wander the world offending people.
  • Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone.
  • True love is born from understanding.
  • By liberation of the self through love, we will develop love, we will practice it, we will make it both a way and a basis.
  • Delight in heedfulness! Guard well your thoughts!
  • If you wish to be gentle with others, be gentle first with yourself.
  • In whom there is no sympathy for living beings: know him as an outcast.
  • Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.
  • We will develop love, we will practice it, we will make it both a way and a basis.
  • Neither fire, nor wind, birth, nor death, can erase our good deeds.
  • You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
  • He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.
  • Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
  • Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so, let one cultivate a boundless love toward all beings.
  • Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love. This is the eternal rule.
  • If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
  • Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.

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Buddha Quotes on Change

Do you favor change? Some people actually don’t. But if you’re facing some changes in your life right now, here are some Buddha quotes about that.

  • No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
  • Don’t respond to rudeness. When people are rude to you, they reveal who they are, not who you are. Don’t take it personally. Be silent.
  • Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.
  • 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 a sword that kills.
  • Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
  • 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.
  • Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.
  • One moment can change a day, one day can change a life, and one life can change the world.
  • Let all-embracing thoughts for all beings be yours.
  • If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
  • Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
  • Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.
  • Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters bend wood; the wise master themselves.
  • Nothing is permanent.
  • You only lose what you cling to.
  • If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. 
  • You yourself must strive. The Buddhas only point the way.
  • Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.
  • A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but is he peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.
  • Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.
  • She who knows life flows, feels no wear or tear, needs no mending or repair.
  • If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.

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Buddha Quotes on Spirituality

Attain spirituality with these quotes on that subject. Lift your soul and achieve nirvana.

  • What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.
  • Purity or impurity depends on oneself.
  • If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.
  • The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
  • There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
  • Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.
  • Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.
  • Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance.
  • If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.
  • It is easy to see the faults of others, but difficult to see one’s own faults.
  • Three things cannot hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.
  • Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth, A trusted friend is the best relative, liberated mind is the greatest bliss.
  • The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
  • That deed is not well done, if one has to repent for having done it, and if, with a tearful face, one has to weep as a result of that deed.
  • The thought manifests as the word: the word manifests as the deed: the deed develops into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, and let it spring from love born out of concern for all beings.
  • Purity or impurity depends on oneself. No one can purify another.
  • Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.
  • Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.
  • If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart. What you think you become, what you feel, you attract. what you imagine, you create.
  • To understand everything is to forgive everything.

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