Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, was an ascetic (śramaṇa) and sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE. Gautama taught a Middle Way between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the śramaṇa movement common in his region. He later taught throughout other regions of eastern India such as Magadha and Kosala. Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism and accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic rules are believed by Buddhists to have been summarized after his death and memorized by his followers. Various collections of teachings attributed to him were passed down by oral tradition and first committed to writing about 400 years later.
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.
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love this is the eternal rule.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Buddha #Happiness #Inspirational #Life
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.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Buddha #Good #Health
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Buddha #Best #Health #Inspirational #Relationship
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth not going all the way, and not starting.
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Buddha #Death #Health #Life
Without health life is not life it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Buddha #Anger #Truth
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
Buddha #Life #Spiritual #Meditation
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha #Good #Life #Wisdom
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.
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
Buddha #Fear #Good
When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.