Best 3 321 of Buddhism quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 18 Sep

Allan Lokos

Support the type of thinking that leads you to feeling good, peaceful & happy.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mindfulness is the extremely difficult art of leaving the past and the future alone.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Joseph P. Kauffman

You do not have an existence independent of your environment, but rather you are your environment, and your environment is you.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Gautama Buddha

Suppose a man threw into the sea a yoke with one hole in it, and the east wind carried it to the west, and the west wind carried it to the east, and the north wind carried it to the south, and the south wind carried it to the north. Suppose there were a blind turtle that came up once at the end of each century. What do you think, bhikkhus? Would that blind turtle put his neck into that yoke with one hole in it?" "He might, venerable sir, sometime or other at the end of a long period." "Bhikkhus, the blind turtle would sooner put his neck into that yoke with a single hole in it than a fool, once gone to perdition, would take to regain the human state, I say. Why is that? Because there is no practising of the Dhamma there, no practising of what is righteous, no doing of what is wholesome, no performance of merit. There mutual devouring prevails, and the slaughter of the weak.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Life is endless reality. There is reality after reality, spinning on endlessly into the cosmos, billions and billions of manifest universes. Underlying all of this is the unmanifest, the absolute reality.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Most people are taught from an early age on, to conceive of themselves as losers. They are taught that there are a very special few who are eminently successful in life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

You think you are somebody and that is where the problem begins. You're really not somebody, you're everybody. You objectify yourself into thinking that you are a particular state of being.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Kiyozawa Manshi

Who am I? I am not nothing but this moment in the flow of life. This flow of life is not in my control; it is the life of the universe itself. The life of the universe flows in me and I just flow with this life and that is myself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Power is the active force in life. It is the force that makes awareness. The general term for spiritual power is kundalini. Kundalini is the energy of life that creates awareness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brad Warner

Now however, we have contraception and it's mostly reliable so you can have sex without that happening. So then you start vilifying the act of sex itself. I don't think Buddhism has ever done that necessarily, or at least I'm not aware of Buddhism taking the stance that Christianity often has which says that sex itself is a kind of evil act, which is a really weird idea.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Stephen Batchelor

One needs to be more vitally conscious of what is happening now. This is not to deny the reality of past and future. It is about embarking on a new relationship with the impermanence and temporality of life. Instead of hankering after the past and speculating about the future, one sees the present as the fruit of what has been and the germ of what will be.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

The way we gain wisdom in meditation is not by explanation. If you go into the planes of light, you will come out of the meditation knowing things ... things that are inexpressible.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Don't be offended by your lack of purity. Purity is a seed that will grow and develop.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Mark Epstein

The picture we present to ourselves of who we think we ought to be obscures who we really are.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

In the Zen of sports and athletics, we seek to bring discipline and control into our physical movements, but at the same time to eliminate the self that gets in the way of perfect play.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Use the practice of mind and body; in order to make those moves perfectly, you have to pull your mind out of its mundane thoughts and awarenesses and bring it into the body movement.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Maybe you don't need to do this. Maybe this isn't your moment. But if you do feel the pull of the eternal, then you can't stay away from it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

You will always see, if this group is a highly evolved group or on the way up, a movement towards oneness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

If I used justice, you'd all be dead. The karma that you throw at me when you don't like me - if I just let it come back, you'd all be destroyed in no time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

This is the age of electrical energy. The age of atomic energy hasn't really dawned yet, not in the way that atomic energy has evolved in other worlds.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

If you think of thoughts of success and back them up with hard work, then you will be a winner. If you cherish doubts, negative thoughts, then you won't be a winner at all.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

In America people have this funny idea about enlightenment and money. Money expresses a level of commitment. Studying enlightenment is like going to a university.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Whenever you are in a perceptual field, it seems like it's ultimate. It's a self-wrapping consciousness. There doesn't seem or appear to be anything else other than the attention field that you're in.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Happiness does not come from external objects. It comes from peace of mind. You can be famous; you can be a king, a queen, anything. It does not necessarily bring happiness or peace of mind. It comes about through following dharma.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

There are places where it is easy to see, places of illumination, where one moves into illumined states of attention.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

The rich aren't happy so they try and get richer thinking it will make a difference. The poor aren't happy. They try and get rich thinking that will make a difference.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

There is mental conditioning in your mind put in there during this life by your parents, teachers, the society. You've been told what is and what is not, what is right and what is wrong. This has to be pushed aside.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

With the power of one's will we stop thought and move into alternate forms of perception. We gain that power through practicing very, very, very hard each day when we meditate to stop our thoughts.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

The universe is ecstasy. We have many other ways of perceiving infinity. And when you perceive life through these other modes, that's when you see that the universe is ecstasy, That's when you experience its ecstasy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

You need your reason to pass through the world and also to experience the nagual, because if you become all nagual, we'll lock you away in an institution.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

If you're a person who just wants to be in the world and doesn't want any knowledge, then I don't know what you are doing with this tape. Turn it off immediately.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

The sights of infinity can be too strong. They can scorch the soul. It's best to take infinity on a little at a time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

When we see a hero, on the one hand, we applaud them; on the other hand, there is something in a lot of people that wants to tear the hero down.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Enlightenment requires discipline, balance, knowledge, power, happiness and a sense of responsibility and sacrifice, being able to do things with your life that you would not have done otherwise.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pema Chodron

Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thich Nhat Hanh

Bhikkhus, the teaching is merely a vehicle to describe the truth. Don’t mistake it for the truth itself. A finger pointing at the moon is not the moon. The finger is needed to know where to look for the moon, but if you mistake the finger for the moon itself, you will never know the real moon. The teaching is like a raft that carries you to the other shore. The raft is needed, but the raft is not the other shore. An intelligent person would not carry the raft around on his head after making it across to the other shore. Bhikkhus, my teaching is the raft which can help you cross to the other shore beyond birth and death. Use the raft to cross to the other shore, but don’t hang onto it as your property. Do not become caught in the teaching. You must be able to let it go.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

I show people the techniques for gaining knowledge, and this inspires them in their search for truth, freedom and happiness. I also try to show people that truth exists as much in this world as it does in any other world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

There are different pathways that lead to enlightenment. We could say that everyone's life is one of the pathways. Your life is a pathway that leads to enlightenment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Find things that make you feel still, that make you feel good.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dena Moes

I suddenly imagined the Buddha, staring at his naval, laughing. The truth is so simple, so free.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

You see two people together. They're in a relationship. It's really power that holds those people together. And when the designs of power change, those people will separate and there's nothing they can do in the meantime about it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

Don't worry about techniques. Don't worry about chakras. Instead, concern yourself with finding the dharma and meditate. Then the kundalini will release.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Sharon Salzberg

To sense which gifts to accept & which to leave behind is our path to discovering freedom.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Darrell Calkins

It’s misleading or deceptive in a way that such skills are learned like any other — simple practice, sincere investment over time. Yes, like small steps, one at a time, to cross the bridge. Just a single step today.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

The universe is holding congress with itself.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Joseph P. Kauffman

We only suffer when we falsely identify with the objects that arise in our awareness, rather than with the awareness itself—when we identify with our thoughts, with our emotions, our personal history, and the many stories we tell ourselves. When you reconnect to your source—the essence of your being, the pure and impartial witness—you become free from all of the troubles of the material world; free from the world of form. You no longer feel the desire to cling to forms or depend on them for your happiness. Instead, you are free to enjoy form, free to let form be, and free to allow all forms to come and go as they please. All forms are impermanent and changing, but your consciousness, being formless, is eternal, and exists regardless of the forms that it gives life to.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

There is the flash in the pan, the sudden success. But continued success is dependent upon tremendous attention to detail.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tiger Woods

Buddhism teaches that a craving for things outside ourselves causes an unhappy and pointless search for security. It teaches me to stop following every impulse and to learn restraint. Obviously I lost track of what I was taught.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Goldie Hawn

One of Buddhism’s main practices is understanding and experiencing compassion, and how that ultimately is a road to happiness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

When I go visit my brother monks in Japan and sit down with other Zen Masters, they look at my crazy clothes and my strange expression, but they feel the power that emanates from my dedication to the practice. So they are comfortable with me, yet they're very uncomfortable.