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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Start Off The Week With The Wise Words Of The Buddha

Buddha

A jug fills drop by drop. 

 

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

 

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

 

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.

 

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

 

All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?

 

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.

 

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.

 

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

 

It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

 

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

 

It is better to travel well than to arrive.

 

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

 

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

 

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.

 

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.

 

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

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