Best 3 321 of Buddhism quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Perhaps you're not the next Buddha. Perhaps you're not the Maitreya. Perhaps that's not your job in this incarnation. Perhaps you have to enjoy life and learn about life through whatever way that you find yourself going.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

As you learn to accept that the body is transitory, as you watch it with love, but without attachment, the body will develop purity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Discriminate between the transient and the eternal. Learn to move from complete control to complete abandon.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

As Buddha points out, you should not rely on the opinions of others for validation of your internal progression.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick Lenz

The big problem with power, of course, is obsession. Once you get some of it and feel it, it dominates your whole life and it's all you can think about. That doesn't have to happen.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Smile, breathe and go slowly.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shinmon Aoki

A maggot is just another life form.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Miyamoto Musashi

The Way of the warrior does not include other ways, such as Confucianism, Buddhism, certain traditions, artistic accomplishments, and dancing. But even though these are not part of the Way, if you know the Way broadly, you will see it in everything.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Buddha Siddhartha Guatama Shakyamuni

It is like a lighted torch whose flame can be distributed to ever so many other torches which people may bring along; and therewith they will cook food and dispel darkness, while the original torch itself remains burning ever the same. It is even so with the bliss of the Way. [Sutra of 42 Sections]

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taitetsu Unno

Buddhism is a path of supreme optimism, for one of its basic tenets is that no human life or experience is to be wasted or forgotten, but all should be transformed into a source of wisdom and compassionate living.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Women are terrified of their sexuality because they've got so much of it, and we live in a society that says they don't.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Thich Nhat Hanh

The Buddha said many times. "My teaching is like a finger pointing to the moon. Do not mistake the finger for the Moon

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

It is vital to understand that however positive this worldly life, or even a small part of it, may appear to be, ultimately it will fail because absolutely nothing genuinely works in samsara.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Increasing the strength of our minds is the only way to reduce the difficulty of life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

What you focus on you become. So always focus on that which is highest, brightest, happiest and most noble of all things, enlightenment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Look at how beautiful life is, and just keep looking until you see it. You don't see what is in front of you because you're so distracted by your thoughts.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

There are different worlds, endless worlds, and different beings come from different worlds. In my particular case, I come from the stillness. We call it the dharmakaya, the clear light of reality. I know it quite well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

A number of Guru's feel that there is something wrong or sick about being gay. I think it really doesn't matter what your sexual preference is; what matters is the quality of your love.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Tantric Zen is all about the practice of zazen meditation. If you meditate well, you'll be in very powerful states of mind and then it really doesn't matter what you do.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steve Hagen

[I]mpermanence [is] the very thing that makes [life] vibrant, wonderful, and alive.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Dharma is the Truth that all of existence is. It does not disagree with anything. It is the perception of existence in its purest formlessness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Nirvana is a word that means enlightenment, being beyond the illusion of birth and death, the illusion of pain, the illusion of love, the illusion of time and life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jarett Sabirsh

being attached to any one philosophy or religion dwelling on moot differences and wanting to fit in despite the path all are led Home in time following an alternative pathway is certainly no crime Krishna, Buddha, Allah or Zohar Kabbalah devoted nonviolently, one is led to Nirvana Hindu Sages, Zen Masters or Christian Mystics many tongues, but identical truth spoken from their lips mentioning Self or no-self or God is Father or Mother according to their culture emphasizing one method or another allness vs. nothingness, meditation vs. prayer devotion in practice is all you should care when Truth reveals itself you're beyond all conception then not a single man-made word will hold any traction

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

You exist someplace else, and when you can contact yourself in that other place, when you can open up a kind of inter-dimensional phone line between yourself and our various selves, when you have become aware of that, that's when magic begins.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Tantric Zen is not being kinky; nor is it being conservative and austere. It is eclectic. It is a real mixture of all things.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dalai Lama Xiv

To practice tantra requires even greater compassion and greater intelligence than are required on the sutra path; thus, though many persons in the degenerate era are interested in tantra, tantra is not for degenerate persons. Tantra is limited to persons whose compassion is so great that they cannot bear to spend unnecessary time in attaining Buddhahood, as they want to be a supreme source of help and happiness for others quickly.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joe Niemczura

Exactly. I think the original tantric Buddhists took notice of was some very wise old people who never studied in their youth, but took part in a range of risk-taking adventures when they were younger, and finally became wise when they reflected upon their lives in old age. There is only one problem.” “Which is?” “Risk-taking is a way to die young. It is dangerous and you may forfeit the opportunity to grow old. An early death is not a sure path to wisdom in old age,” Ranjit said, running his finger around the inside of the pipe bowl, “and if you survive without reflecting, then you simply become an old degenerate.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

You can know the secrets of life. It doesn't happen to anyone special. You just decide that you want an uncommonly fine life and you will it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

I'm not speaking metaphorically, plants that you have in your house, or if you've ever made friends with a tree somewhere, there is a moment that these beings can aid you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bertrand Russell

Bolshevism is to be reckoned with Mohammedanism rather than with Christianity and Buddhism. Christianity and Buddhism are primarily personal religions, with mystical doctrines and a love of contemplation. Mohammedanism and Bolshevism are practical, social, unspiritual, concerned to win the empire of the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

You don't need to be able to absorb a tremendous amount of the mystical kundalini to realize God.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gautama Buddha

Solitude is happiness for one who is content, who has heard the Dhamma and clearly sees. Non-affliction is happiness in the world - harmlessness towards all living beings.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

We are all incarnate Buddhas. We just have not realized it deeply. We have not moved the mind - what our friend Don Juan calls the assemblage point.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

It takes patience to nurture patience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

I have often discussed the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path in talks I have given about meditation. But, since I also teach Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist mediation, I have a very eclectic approach to the subject.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

You may have had countless lives, and many more stretching before you, and what else have you got to do with your time?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tom Althouse

Dare to live by letting go.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

The teacher will have a certain imprint, and each teacher imprints differently. Ultimately the imprint of the teacher is a limitation that you will have to overcome in your final stages of knowledge.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sandra Cisneros

[Thich Nhat Hanh] the one that revolutionized Buddhism. Instead of being monks just engaged in meditation, it was active Buddhism. You went out and felt the ills of the community around you. Instead of retreating to a monastery, you were out in the streets working. And he's been a great help to me, just reading his book, so I don't feel helpless about what I can do about all the violence around me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

When you go into the causal realms you become someone else. The light vibrates very quickly. You will see that you are a concurrence of light - taken shape and form in the body you now occupy.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Charlotte Joko Beck

When students come in to see me, I hear complaint after complaint: about the schedule of the retreat, about the food, about the service, about me, on and on. But the issues that people bring to me are no more relevant or important than a “trivial” event such as stubbing a toe. How do we place our cushions? How do we brush our teeth? How do we sweep the floor, or slice a carrot? We think we’re here to deal with “more important” issues, such as our problems with our partner, our jobs, our health, and the like. We don’t want to bother with the “little” things, like how we hold our chopsticks, or where we place our spoon. Yet these acts are the stuff of our life, moment to moment. It’s not a question of importance, it’s a question of paying attention, being aware. Why? Because every moment in life is absolute in itself. That’s all there is. There is nothing other than this present moment; there is no past, there is no future; there is nothing but this. So when we don’t pay attention to each little this, we miss the whole thing. And the contents of this can be anything. This can be straightening our sitting mats, chopping an onion, visiting someone we don’t want to visit. It doesn’t matter what the contents of the moment are; each moment is absolute. That’s all there is, and all there ever will be. If we could totally pay attention, we would never be upset. If we’re upset, it’s axiomatic that we’re not paying attention. If we miss not just one moment, but one moment after another, we’re in trouble.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Joseph P. Kauffman

We are only able to disrespect, mistreat, and harm one another when we forget that the other person is us; when we only see the objects of form, and not the subjective Consciousness that lies within. Lust, greed, violence, selfishness—all arise from perceiving others in terms of their individual differences, seeing them only as bodies, and what we can get from them as bodies, rather than acknowledging the Being that lies within the body.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Without humility, all spiritual progress stops.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick Lenz

People don't really want to be happy. They go out of their way to be miserable.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

The mind is like a lake. It reflects eternity when it's very still. If ripples appear, lots of them, then the reflection is not clear. We lose the clarity of the perfect reflection.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

When you meditate you feel joy, harmony, peace, stillness, ecstasy, laughter, certainty, courage, strength, awareness and immortality. In the beginning you will feel these things vaguely, a distant knocking at your castle door.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pema Chodron

Buddha is our inherent nature—our buddha nature—and what that means is that if you’re going to grow up fully, the way that it happens is that you begin to connect with the intelligence that you already have. It’s not like some intelligence that’s going to be transplanted into you. If you’re going to be fully mature, you will no longer be imprisoned in the childhood feeling that you always need to protect yourself or shield yourself because things are too harsh. If you’re going to be a grown-up—which I would define as being completely at home in your world no matter how difficult the situation—it’s because you will allow something that’s already in you to be nurtured. You allow it to grow, you allow it to come out, instead of all the time shielding it and protecting it and keeping it buried. Someone once told me, “When you feel afraid, that’s ‘fearful buddha.’” That could be applied to whatever you feel. Maybe anger is your thing. You just go out of control and you see red, and the next thing you know you’re yelling or throwing something or hitting someone. At that time, begin to accept the fact that that’s “enraged buddha.” If you feel jealous, that’s “jealous buddha.” If you have indigestion, that’s “buddha with heartburn.” If you’re happy, “happy buddha”; if bored, “bored buddha.” In other words, anything that you can experience or think is worthy of compassion; anything you could think or feel is worthy of appreciation.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Thich Nhat Hanh

It is not impermamence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permament when they are not.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

There is a certain beauty and refinement that is often found in our world and it is expensive. It shouldn't necessarily be so. It is just the way our economic system is.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

The problem with love is attachment; love makes you dependent. Unattached love - you love for the hell of it.