quotes tagged with 'buddhism'

Buddhists do not believe in a life of hedonism because they believe in the law of karma (that is, a person's actions in this life will affect his existence in his next life)

Author: Science of Identity - Jagad Guru Chris Butler , Source: http//www.jagadguruchrisbutler.net/Saved by vimsienee in wisdom quotes buddhism hedonism karma ScienceofIdentityFoundation JagadGuruChrisButler chrisbutler scienceofidentity jagadguru 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Nothing is to be clung to as I, me, or mine.

Author: ~Buddha, Source: ~UnknownSaved by ritu in wisdom buddhism buddha 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Do not believe in anything
simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything
simply because it is spoken
and rumoured by many.
Do not believe in anything
simply because it is found written
in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything
merely on the authority
of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions
because they have been handed down
for many generations.
But after observation and analysis,
when you find that anything agrees with reason
and is conducive to the good
and benefit of one and all,
then accept it and live up to it.

Author: ~Buddha, Source: ~UnknownSaved by ritu in wisdom buddhism buddha mybasicphilosophiesinlife 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We usually do not look into what is really there in front of us. We see life through a screen of thoughts and concepts, and we mistake those mental objects for reality. We get so caught up in this endless thought-stream that reality flows by unnoticed. We spend our time engrossed in activity, caught up in an eternal flight from pain and unpleasantness. We spend our energies trying to make ourselves feel better, trying to bury our fears. We are endlessly seeking security. Meanwhile, the world of real experience flows by untouched and untasted

Author: ~Henepola Gunaratana, Source: ~Mindfulness In Plain EnglishSaved by ritu in wisdom buddhism 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
"... If you suffer, it is not because things are impermanent. It is because you believe things are permanent. When a flower dies, you don't suffer much, because you understand that flowers are impermanent. But you cannot accept the impermanence of your beloved one, and you suffer deeply when she passes away. If you look deeply into impermanence, you will do your best to make her happy right now. Aware of impermanence, you become positive, loving, and wise. Impermanence is good news. Without impermanence, nothing is possible. With impermanence, every door is open for change. Instead of complaining, we should say, 'Long live impermanence!'. Impermanence is an instrument for our liberation."

Author: ~Impermanence Sutra, Source: http://www.abuddhistlibrary.com/Buddhism/G%20-%20TNH/TNH/Culti...Saved by ritu in buddhism buddhistsutras impermanence 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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