Brief author info: Buddha (c. 563-483 b.c.e.) Founder of Buddhism (Prince Siddhartha Gautama) Buddha means "The Enlightened One"; son of a prince in a region north of Benares, forsook courtly life at age 30 for ascetic life; after years of self-mortification, received enlightenment, according to tradition, under a bodhi tree in Bihar; for the next forty years he taught what he had learned, that existence is suffering, and that enlightenment comes from following path of contemplation and recognizing the underlying unity of life.
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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
What we think, we become.
The mind is everything; what you think, you become.
A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.
Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as are those which a chick which has not broken its way through its shell might form of the outside world.
Look at this wagon. Is it a wheel or a spoke? ... It is a composite and so is a man.
You cannot travel on the path before you have become the Path itself.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings-that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
A woman we love rarely satisfies all our needs, and we deceive her with a woman whom we do not love.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.