Quotes from Siddhartha Gautama

  • What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.
  • Always be mindful of the kindness and not the faults of others.
  • We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
  • The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care.
  • A noble person is mindful and thankful for the favors he receives from others.
  • Live every act fully, as if it were your last.
  • Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
  • You only lose what you cling to.
  • Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts can.
  • A mind which is not protected by mindfulness is as helpless as a blind man walking over uneven ground without a guide.
  • Mindfulness is the way to the Deathless (Nibbana); mindlessness is the way to Death. Those who are mindful do not die; those who are not mindful are as if already dead. (dp 21)
  • The wise one dispels negligence by means of mindfulness; he ascends the tower of wisdom and being free from sorrow looks at the sorrowing beings. Just as one on the mountain top looks at those on the plain below, so also, the wise one looks at the foolish and the ignorant. (dp 28)
  • Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

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