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    buddha Quotes

    There is a true Buddha in family life; there is a real Tao in everyday activities. If people can be sincere and harmonious, promoting communication with a cheerful demeanor and friendly words, that is much better than formal meditation practice.
    tags: people communication true real meditation buddha
    — Zicheng Hong
    When the voice of truth rises from the minarets, the Buddha smiles, and the broken chain of history reconnects.
    tags: truth smile broken buddha
    — Ziauddin Yousafzai
    Zen is the way of complete self-realization; a living human being who follows the way of Zen can attain satori and then live a new life as a Buddha.
    tags: living live human buddha
    — Zenkei Shibayama
    I've always tried to learn from the greats: Orson Welles, Humphrey Bogart, Ghandi, Buddha, Jesus... it's just that there's this tremendous pressure to correct all the things they got wrong.
    tags: wrong jesus buddha learn
    — Zach Braff
    Compared to my talents, Whoopi Goldberg is like one of those fake plastic Buddhas you get at dollar stores. I mean really, I fail to see the humor in an overweight negro woman with dreadlocks, no eyebrows, and is named after a childish term for flatulence.
    tags: humor women talent buddha fail
    — Zach Braff
    Ignorance, vulnerability, fear, anger, and desire are expressions of the infinite potential of your buddha nature. There's nothing inherently wrong or right with making such choices. The fruit of Buddhist practice is simply the recognition that these and other mental afflictions are nothing more or less than choices available to us because our real nature is infinite in scope.
    tags: desires fear nature anger choice mental right potential wrong real buddha ignorance
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    We're all buddhas. We just don't recognize it.
    tags: buddha
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche has a remarkable ability to present the wisdom of the Buddha's teachings in a manner that is as fresh and accessible as it is profound. With Rebel Buddha, he goes straight to the core of the spiritual path, showing how the Buddha's liberating insights transcend race, religion, and culture. This book is sure to provoke, inspire, and move us one step closer to creating a thoroughly modern approach to spirituality.
    tags: present culture insight spiritual buddha wisdom teaching book inspire path race
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    The Buddha said that all conscious beings possess an enlightened nature. Because of that, we have this natural purity, peacefulness and power. We can rest the mind naturally because we are already in possession of these qualities. If one can rest the mind naturally, that's the best meditation.
    tags: nature power conscious meditation buddha mind quality
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    It was clear: I was sick. I never used to dream. They say in the old days it was the most normal thing in the world to have dreams. Which makes sense: Their whole life was some kind of horrible merry-go-round of green, orange, Buddha, juice. But today we know that dreams point to a serious mental illness. And I know that up to now my brain has checked out chronometrically perfect, a mechanism without a speck of dust.
    tags: world mental illness brain buddha dreams
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    I believe that if Mohammed, Buddha, Jesus, and Moses all got together they would be best of friends because the spiritual basis of all religions is something that builds unity.
    tags: friends believe spiritual jesus buddha
    — Yehuda Berg
    In the rest of Nirvana all sorrows surcease: Only Buddha can guide to that city of Peace Whose inhabitants have the eternal release.
    tags: peace sorrow buddha
    — William Rounseville Alger
    People need to learn how to respond to each other's hatreds with love - which is what Jesus taught us, which is what Buddha came here to teach us, which is what Muhammad taught us, which is what all of the great spiritual masters who have ever walked among us who live at those highest energies taught us - responding to force with more force will just create more problems.
    tags: people live master problem energy hatred spiritual jesus buddha learn
    — Wayne Dyer
    The only theism worthy of our respect believes in God not because of the way the world is made but in spite of that. The only theism that is no less profound than the Buddha's atheism is that represented in the Bible by Job and Jeremiah.
    tags: world believe respect job atheism god bible buddha
    — Walter Kaufmann
    It is always a question of knowing and seeing, and not that of believing. The teaching of the Buddha is qualified as ehi-passika, inviting you to 'come and see', but not to come and believe.
    tags: believe knowing seeing questions buddha teaching
    — Walpola Rahula
    The compassionate actions of a Buddha are essential to reforming and revitalizing society.
    tags: society action buddha
    — Vinessa Shaw
    Shape I may take, converse I may, but neither god nor Buddha am I, rather an insensate being whose heart thus differs from that of man.
    tags: men heart god buddha
    — Ueda Akinari
    Whether a Buddha comes into the world or not, the nature of things is still the nature of things. The Buddha is someone who realizes what is true, what actually exists. If we want to become enlightened, we simply have to acknowledge or recognize what is.
    tags: nature world true buddha
    — Tsoknyi Rinpoche
    Buddha, much like everyone else has good and bad days.
    tags: bad buddha
    — Todd Barry
    For many years, I have kept in my office an ink drawing of two smiling figures with their arms around each other: Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha, with the caption: "Jesus and Buddha must be very good friends." They are not the same, but they are friends, not enemies, and they are not indifferent to one another.
    tags: enemies friends enemy jesus christ buddha year
    — Tilden Edwards
    I play a female Indiana Jones, a professor who hunts down precious objects, like a bowl that belonged to the Buddha. They tailored the role to me: I wanted to be smart, funny, and to kick some ass.
    tags: smart funny buddha
    — Tia Carrere
    The Buddha's last words instructed us to be heedful-to see our actions as important and to keep that importance in mind at all times.
    tags: time action buddha mind
    — Thanissaro Bhikkhu
    Buddha says there are two kinds of suffering: the kind that leads to more suffering and the kind that brings an end to suffering.
    tags: suffering buddha
    — Terry Tempest Williams
    Buddhism is a heresy on Hinduism. It was Hinduism that did the dirty work for Buddhism, by the time Buddha came along priest-craft was an ancient tradition in India.
    tags: time work buddhism buddha hinduism india
    — Terence McKenna
    The Buddha himself said, "I still use conceptual thinking, but I'm not formed by it." And that's the Buddha.
    tags: buddha thinking
    — Tenzin Palmo
    When one has a decisive realization of the inherent nature of the mind, which has no ego, it has no sense of duality between oneself and the cup, and a deep sense of interpenetration of the whole dharma. Then whatever we do is spontaneously perfect Buddha activity. And anybody who is even slightly tuned in will get a very deep experience of that.
    tags: nature experience realization ego oneself buddha mind
    — Tenzin Palmo
    Perhaps one of the main antidotes to depression, lack of self-esteem, loneliness and so forth is the recognition that we really do have Buddha nature. All the other problems like anger, jealousy, ambitions, are merely habitual patterns that we've learned, but aren't inherent to who we are.
    — Tenzin Palmo
    To be a nun is a very great blessing. It's a great inspiration to think that the Sangha goes all the way back to the Buddha and that so many fantastic, really truly-realized beings have been ordained. Thinking of all those members, such a wonderful, exalted and holy order - I love the Sangha.
    tags: blessing holy buddha thinking
    — Tenzin Palmo
    Buddha activity doesn't mean radiating light and elevating yourself up a thousand feet in the air. That's not the point. The point is, as Zen is always saying - and Tibetans understand this also very well - every activity becomes perfect Buddha activity.
    tags: saying buddha
    — Tenzin Palmo
    The real spiritual power is enabling beings to realize the nature of the mind. That's the power of Buddha activity.
    tags: nature power real spiritual buddha mind
    — Tenzin Palmo
    Distraction is the main problem for us all - what the Buddha called the monkey mind. We need to tame this monkey mind.
    tags: problem buddha mind
    — Tenzin Palmo
    To really be of benefit to others as the Buddha always taught, we ourselves must first get out of the swamp. One of the quickest and most effective ways to do this is in isolation, with very few distractions, working very hard at it and spending all your time and efforts at changing your mind.
    tags: time buddha mind
    — Tenzin Palmo
    The Buddha always emphased the important of good friends.
    tags: friends buddha
    — Tenzin Palmo
    Most of the spiritual traditions were very theistic and the idea of an external god pulling the strings didn't resonate with me. I then discovered Buddhism and found the perfect path. I felt so grateful to the Buddha for having given the path, and not just explaining the end result, but showing so clearly how to get there.
    tags: god spiritual buddhism buddha path ideas
    — Tenzin Palmo
    And that's how we measure out our real respect for people-by the degree of feeling they can register, the voltage of life they can carry and tolerate-and enjoy. End of sermon. As Buddha says: live like a mighty river. And as the old Greeks said: live as though all your ancestors were living again through you.
    tags: living live respect real buddha
    — Ted Hughes
    Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha.
    tags: heart buddha radical
    — Tara Brach
    Shonin: I have composed a poem. Kokushi: Let's hear it. Shonin: When I chant, Both Buddha and self Cease to exist. There is only the voice that says, Namu Amida Butsu. Kokushi: Something's wrong with the last couple of lines, don't you think? (after a lapse of time) Shonin: This is how I've written it: When I chant, Both Buddha and self Cease to exist. Namu Amida Butsu. Kokushi: There! You got it!
    tags: self wrong buddha poem
    — Takuan Soho
    The Buddha and all sentient beings are not two.
    tags: buddha
    — Takuan Soho
    Buddha also said that the Dharma, like a bird, needs two wings to fly, and that the wing that balances Wisdom is compassion.
    tags: compassion balance buddha wisdom wings
    — Sylvia Boorstein
    The Buddha taught that suffering is the extra pain in the mind that happens when we feel an anguished imperative to have things be different from how they are. We see it most clearly when our personal situation is painful and we want very much for it to change. It's the wanting very much that hurts so badly, the feeling of "I need this desperately," that paralyzes the mind. The "I" who wants so much feels isolated. Alone.
    tags: pain suffering personal hurt alone buddha mind
    — Sylvia Boorstein
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