Buddhist Quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddha, Dalaï-Lama, Pema Chödrön...
“A disciplined mind brings happiness.” Buddha
“In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.” Thich Nhat Hanh
“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.” Buddha
“In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.” Dalaï-Lama
Being interested in the Buddha’s teaching is not a coincidence; through our lives, we have been learning about the ultimate truth, the deeper meaning of life. We have been learning from different traditions, various teachers and gurus. And sometimes we came across the teaching of the Buddha. Where there is no dogma, no rules to follow but a clear understanding of reality and its laws.
Life is built around principles, that makes our world, our universe, stable and harmonious. Knowing those rules allows us to align ourselves to this harmony… The Buddha simply gave us a way to find the alignment faster.
The summary the Buddha once gave to a monk was: “First establish yourself in the starting point of wholesome states, that is, in purified moral discipline and in right view. Then, when your moral discipline is purified and your view straight, you should practice the four foundations of mindfulness”.
To give you a clear direction and view about this beautiful path, I will start this book with Quotes directly from the Buddha and will continue with Quotes from different monks, Lamas and Zen teachers who have shared their understanding through the ages.
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalaï-Lama
“The Buddha teaches that there is one defilement which gives rise to all the others, one root which holds them all in place. This root is ignorance (avijja).” Bhikkhu Bodhi
“The Buddha says that the Dhamma, the ultimate truth of things, is directly visible, timeless, calling out to be approached and seen. He says further that it is always available to us, and that the place where it is to be realized is within oneself.” Bhikkhu Bodhi
“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.” Buddha
May you all be liberated, may you carry the burden easlily and keep yourself happy.