Buddism Quotes

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Dalai Lama XIV
“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
Dalai Lama XIV

Pema Chödrön
“WE ALREADY HAVE everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves—the heavy-duty fearing that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds—never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun. But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake.”
Pema Chödrön, Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

Thich Nhat Hanh
“If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

Thich Nhat Hanh
“Without suffering, there's no happiness. So we shouldn't discriminate against the mud. We have to learn how to embrace and cradle our own suffering and the suffering of the world, with a lot of tenderness.”
Thích Nhất Hạnh, No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering

Jon Kabat-Zinn
“You make problem, you have problem”
Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness Meditation

Sharon Salzberg
“We often get caught up in our own reactions and forget the vulnerability of the person in front of us.”
Sharon Salzberg, The Force of Kindness: Change Your Life with Love & Compassion

Ian Tucker
“Almost everything that I've ever worried about has never happened ..”
Ian Tucker, Your Simple Path - Find Happiness in every step.

Banani Ray
“Om is the things, Om is the ingredient, Om is the container and the content of this universe.”
Banani Ray, Glory of OM: A Journey to Self-Realization

Dalai Lama XIV
“The problem is that our world and our education remain focused exclusively on external, materialistic values. We are not concerned enough with inner values. Those who grow up with this kind of education live in a materialistic life and eventually the whole society becomes materialistic. But this culture is not sufficient to tackle our human problems. The real problem is here," the Dalai Lama said, pointed to his head.

The Archbishop tapped his chest with his fingers to emphasize the heart as well.

"And here," the Dalai Lama echoed. "Mind and heart..”
Dalai Lama XIV, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

“Imagine a great net spread across the universe. Each juncture is a “being,” and if we imagine that consciousness as a drop of dew, we can see that in each shining drop resides the reflection of every other drop on the net.”
Sandy Boucher, Opening the Lotus: A Woman's Guide to Buddhism

Joan Halifax
“Within and around the earth, within and around the hills, within and around the mountains your authority returns to you.”
Joan Halifax, The Fruitful Darkness: A Journey Through Buddhist Practice and Tribal Wisdom

Allan Lokos
“Praise & esteem can feel good, which is fine, but don't look to them for inner peace & lasting happiness.”
Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

“The past and the future, are in the present”
Alan Watts

Joan Halifax
“Speaking in Creations tongues, hearing Creations voices, the boundary of our soul expands. Earth has many voices. Those who understand that Earth is a living being, know this because they have translated themselves to the humble grasses and old trees. They know that Earth is a community that is constantly talking to itself; a communicating universe. And whether we know it or not, we are participating in the web of this community.”
Joan Halifax, The Fruitful Darkness: A Journey Through Buddhist Practice and Tribal Wisdom

Michael Roach
“The first principle is that the business should be successful: that it should make money. There is a belief prevalent in America and other Western countries that being successful, making money, is somehow wrong for people who are trying to lead a spiritual life. In Buddhism though it is not the money which is in itself wrong; in fact, a person with greater resources can do much more good in the world than the one without. The question rather is how we make the money; whether we understand where it comes from and how to make it continue to come; and whether we keep a healthy attitude about the money.”
Geshe Michael Roach

“If one's heart is small, all their sufferings even as large as a house can only be crammed in that small corner. But if one's heart were as vast as heaven and earth, then even if their troubles were as large as a mountain, they would become nothing more than a droplet of water in the endless sea.

心有一隅,房子大的烦恼就只能挤在一隅中,心有四方天地,山大的烦恼也不过是沧海一粟”
Priest, 杀破狼 [Sha Po Lang]

“For some reason when I type the word "love" in my iPad it keeps autocorrecting to "live". I find it oddly profound. My ipad IS. My iPad is ZEN:

“Only the iPad that autocorrects can write the true thing.”
Annastacia Dickerson

Dalai Lama XIV
“When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.”
Dalai Lama

“เวลาที่เรามีอยู่จริง คือ ปัจจุบัน”
Saharat Methasompob

Alan Cohen
“Our culture has more to gain from inner stillness than incessant pushing.”
Alan Cohen, Enough Already: The Power of Radical Contentment

Joan Halifax
“Speaking in Creation's tongues, hearing Creation's voices, the boundary of our soul expands. Earth has many voices. Those who understand that Earth is a living being know this because they have translated themselves to the humble grasses and old trees. They know that Earth is a community that is constantly talking to itself; a communicating universe. And whether we know it or not, we are participating in the web of this community.”
Joan Halifax

Joshua Samuel Brown
“Grandfather Shi must have loved Ita Thao. His relatives were certainly making his last hours there memorable ones. Though the ceremony did not have strippers (at least none that we saw), there was no shortage of other elements designed to produce 'hot noise' that's an indispensable feature of any Taiwanese funeral. Designed to celebrate the life of the deceased and ensure their smooth passing into the next world, Grandfather Shi's hot noise included gongs mixed with rigorous Buddhist chanting, pop music, karaoke, and later, a live band complete with drummers and an accordion. All of this was taking place under a covered tent set up in the alleyway next to the Cherry Feast Resort, where we'd booked a three-day stay in advance.”
Joshua Samuel Brown

Shih Cheng Yen
“Instead of worrying about
the condition of our society,
we should turn worry into confidence
and give our love to the society.”
Shih Cheng Yen, Jing Si Aphorisms

Thich Nhat Hanh
“Withough suffering you cannot grow”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“Praise be to God for every state other than unbelief and misguidance.”
Master Nursi

Anne Lamott
“Even my Buddhist friends have been feeling despair and when they go bad, you know the end is nigh.”
Anne Lamott, Almost Everything: Notes on Hope

Thich Nhat Hanh
“The greatest miracle is to be alive.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation