buddha Quotes

Countless people have attempted to define the absolute power of the world of nature. Some praise it as god, some call it the Buddha, others call it truth. Still others convert nature into a philosophy by which they attempt to sound its deepest truth. Such attempts to define the power of nature are no more than striving to escape its effects.
 
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— Koichi Tohei
Where there are humans, You'll find flies, And Buddhas.
 
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— Kobayashi Issa
All the time I pray to Buddha I keep on killing mosquitoes.
 
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— Kobayashi Issa
Picture a place called the Karma Kafe and it'll save me the bother of describing it. There was nothing in it you wouldn't expect, from the Buddha flowerpots to the wallpaper decorated with symbols that probably said, "If you bought this just because it looked pretty, may Buddha piss in your coffee, you culturally ignorant moron.
 
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— Kelley Armstrong
Muichi Motsu: "Hold nothing": If you meet Buddha, kill Buddha. If you meet the patriarchs, kill the patriarchs. Free of all, bound by nothing, you live your life simply as it is
 
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— Kazuya Minekura
We forgot about Buddha. We forgot about God. We developed a coldness inside us that still has not thawed. I fear my soul has died. We stopped writing home to our mothers. We lost weight and grew thin. We stopped bleeding. We stopped dreaming. We stopped wanting.?
 
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— Julie Otsuka
Why don't the names of Buddha, Mohammed, Confucius offend people? The reason is that these others didn't claim to be God, but Jesus did.
 
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— Josh McDowell
I think the greatest truths, the ones that you find in every culture that has any sort of history of reflection of writing, the greatest truth is that there's nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so. That's the way Shakespeare put it. But you get basically the same idea from Buddha, from the Bhagavad Gita in India, and from the Stoics in ancient Greece and Rome.
 
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— Jonathan Haidt
I'll suggest that the happiness hypothesis offered by Buddha and the Stoics should be amended: Happiness comes from within, and happiness comes from without. We need the guidance of both ancient wisdom and modern science to get the balance right.
 
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— Jonathan Haidt
We are not just humans learning to become buddhas, but also buddhas waking up in human form, learning to become fully human.
 
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— John Welwood
Wordless is not the same of expressionless. All phenomenon of the universe, audible and inaudible, tangible and intangible, sentient and insentient, are the clear and ceaseless expression of the buddha nature.
 
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— John Daido Loori
You don't understand. I only prostitute the part of the body that isn't important, and nobody suffers except my karma a little bit. I don't do big harm. You prostitute your mind. Mind is seat of Buddha. What you do is very very bad. You should not use your mind in that way
 
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— John Burdett
I am moonlighting for the Buddha.
 
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— John Burdett
I don't want enlightenment, I want him. Sorry Buddha, I loved him more than you.
 
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— John Burdett
Qualities like love and compassion are not just abstract virtues that are the property of saints and adepts. Anyone can develop these qualities in themselves by doing spiritual practices. As the Buddha said, Come and see.
 
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— Joanna Macy
Since we are already Buddhas, happy and suffering Buddhas, wise and confused Buddhas, we are already Buddha.
 
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— Joan Halifax
As the world has to attain the fulfilment of eternal life, to me it does not in the least matter what I am called -'Enlightened One', 'Son of God', or something else. To me, it has no purpose - as little as when the Buddha said, 'I am the Enlightened One'.
 
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— Jiddu Krishnamurti
Buddha called himself 'The Enlightened One' and Jesus called himself 'The Son of God'. To me the term 'World-Teacher' is of as little importance as 'The Son of God' or 'The Enlightened One'.
 
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— Jiddu Krishnamurti
One should rest with a peaceful and loving mind. Even wrathful emanating Buddhas manifest solely out of the wish to liberate beings.
 
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— Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo
If we develop a good heart we will progress to true compassion, and awaken Bodhicitta. This is the way of the Buddha's method.
 
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— Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo
It took the Metropolitan Museum of Art nearly 50 years to wake up to Pablo Picasso. It didn't own one of his paintings until 1946, when Gertrude Stein bequeathed that indomitable quasi-Cubistic picture of herself - a portrait of the writer as a sumo Buddha - to the Met, principally because she disliked the Museum of Modern Art.
 
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— Jerry Saltz
I started running ultras to become a better person. I thought if you could run 100 miles you'd be in this Zen state. You'd be the Buddha, bringing peace and a smile to the world. It didn't work in my case. I'm the same old punk-ass as before, but there's always hope.
 
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— Jenn Shelton
A lot of the powerful religious leaders, from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks, they're really talking about the same things: love and acceptable, and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself so you can respect others.
 
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— Jena Malone
Once again, we are reminded that awakening, or enlightenment is not the property of Buddhism, any more than Truth is the property of Christianity. Neither the Buddha nor the Christ belongs exclusively to the communities that were founded in their names. They belong to all people of goodwill, all who are attentive to the secret which lives in the depths of their breath and their consciousness.
 
— Jean Leloup
The Buddha's dharma didn't teach peace and relaxation; it taught awakening-often rude awakening.
 
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— Jay Michaelson
Be calm. Be Zen. You are Buddha.
 
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— James Patterson
You can walk with the Shintoist through his sacred groves, or chant an affirmation with the Hindu on the banks of the Ganges. . . and still be a student of Unity. ...As the Christ becomes greater to you in Unity, the Buddha also becomes greater, and the greater the Buddha becomes, the greater the Christ becomes.
 
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— James Marcus Bach
We don't need more Hindus, more Christians, or more Muslims - we need more Buddhas, more Jesuses, and more Krishnas - then there will be true change. Every human being has that inner potential.
 
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— Jaggi Vasudev
The words of the Buddha offer this truth: ∼ Hatred never ceases by hatred but by love alone is healed.
 
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— Jack Kornfield
It's much better to become a Buddha than a Buddhist.
 
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— Jack Kornfield
If grief or anger arises, Let there be grief or anger. This is the Buddha in all forms,Sun Buddha, Moon Buddha, Happy Buddha, Sad Buddha. It is the universe offering all things to awaken and open our heart.
 
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— Jack Kornfield
The path of awakening begins with a step the Buddha called right understanding.
 
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— Jack Kornfield
Built on the foundation of concentration is the third aspect of the Buddha's path of awakening: clarity of vision and the development of wisdom.
 
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— Jack Kornfield
Buddha is pretty funny. Buddha is the coolest, though. If I had to go with one, I'd probably party with the Buddha.
 
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— Jack Black
Although I try / to hold the single thought / of Buddha's teaching in my heart, / I cannot help but hear / the many crickets' voices calling as well.
 
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— Izumi Shikibu
Art is not necessary at all. All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live in is to love - to love as Christ loved, as Buddha loved.
 
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— Isadora Duncan
Become a Buddha? The mind can't do it. The body can't do it. Only what can't become a Buddha becomes a Buddha.
 
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— Ikkyu
After his great awakening, the Buddha continued to meditate and to devote himself to others; otherwise his vision would have receded into a pleasant memory.
 
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— Huston Smith
The complete teachings of all Buddhas - past, present, and future - are to be found within the essence of every human being.
 
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— Huineng
To sing with the voice of angels as we do the work of angels. To laugh with the laugh of Buddha as we go to our awakening. To extend the arms of Jesus to welcome the presence of children and let them climb into our hearts.
 
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— Hugh Prather