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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.
- The Buddha

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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.
- The Buddha

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

Happiness is not something ready made.
It comes from your own actions.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserves your love and affection.
- The Buddha

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We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

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 Buddha

Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful:
a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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.
- The Buddha

When someone has a strong intuitive connection,
Buddhism suggests that it's because of karma,
some past connection.
- Richard Gere

Ambition is like love,
impatient both of delays and rivals.
- The Buddha

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.
- The Buddha

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

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?
- The Buddha

All major religious traditions
carry basically the same message,
that is love, compassion and forgiveness.
The important thing is they should
be part of our daily lives.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The tongue like a sharp knife...
Kills without drawing blood.
- The Buddha

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone
who is more deserving of your
love and affection than you are yourself,
and that person is not to be found anywhere.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe
deserve your love and affection.
- The Buddha

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

At the root of all the harm we cause is ignorance.
- Pema Chodron

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
- The Buddha

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

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Be kind whenever possible; and it is always possible.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them humanity cannot survive.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The roots of all goodness lie
in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Chaos is inherent in all compounded things.
Strive on with diligence.
- The Buddha

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

He is able who thinks he is able.
- The Buddha

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

Your work is to discover your world
and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
- The Buddha

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha

Three things cannot be long hidden:
the sun, the moon, and the truth.
- The Buddha

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
- The Buddha

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you can, help others;
if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Be gentle with the earth.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire,
men cannot live without a spiritual life.
- The Buddha

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
- Buddhist proverb


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