“If we could see the miracle of
a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”~Buddha
There are so many beautiful,
powerful and life changing lessons I have learned from studying Buddhism and
from reading many of Buddha’s quotes. And today I want to share 25 of these
beautiful lessons with you.
Here are 25 Life Changing
Lessons from Buddha:
1. LOVE HEALS ALL THINGS.
“Hatred does not cease by
hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”
2. IT’S NOT WHAT YOU SAY BUT
WHAT YOU DO THAT DEFINES YOU.
“A man is not called wise
because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless
then he is in truth called wise.”
“A dog is not considered a good
dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he
is a good talker.”
3. THE SECRET OF GOOD HEALTH IS
TO LIVE FULLY IN THE NOW.
“Do not dwell in the past, do
not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
“The secret of health for both
mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but
to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
4. WHO LOOKS INSIDE AWAKENS.
“The way is not in the sky. The
way is in the heart.”
5. WORDS HAVE THE POWER TO BOTH
HURT AND HEAL.
“Words have the power to both
destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our
6. LET IT GO AND IT WILL BE
“You only lose what you cling
7. NO ONE CAN WALK YOUR PATH
“No one saves us but ourselves.
No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
8. HAPPINESS NEVER DECREASES BY
“Thousands of candles can be
lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
9. BE KIND TO ALL.
“Resolve to be tender with the
young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant
with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of
“Have compassion for all
beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much,
others too little.”
“Teach this triple truth to
all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are
the things which renew humanity.”
10. DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING
YOU ARE TOLD TO BELIEVE.
“Do not believe in anything
simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it
is spoken and rumored 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.”
11. AS YOU THINK SO SHALL YOU
“All that we are is the result
of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our
thoughts. If a man speak or act with an evil thought, suffering follows him as
the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon…. If a man speak
or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never
12. LET GO OF FEAR.
“The whole secret of existence
is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only
the moment you reject all help are you freed.”
Read: Buddha: A Story of
13. THE TRUTH HAS A WAY OF
ALWAYS LEAKING OUT.
“Three things cannot be long
hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
14. CONTROL YOUR MIND OR IT
WILL CONTROL YOU.
“To enjoy good health, to bring
true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first
discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can
find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to
“It is a man’s own mind, not
his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”
15. DOUBT SEPARATES. TRUST
“There is nothing more dreadful
than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that
disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that
irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”
16. NOBODY IS MORE DESERVING OF
YOUR LOVE THAN YOU YOURSELF ARE.
“You can search throughout the
entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection
than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You,
yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and
17. KNOWING OTHERS IS WISDOM,
KNOWING YOURSELF IS ENLIGHTENMENT.
“It is better to conquer
yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot
be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”
18. SPIRITUALITY ISN’T A
LUXURY, IT’S A NECESSITY.
“Just as a candle cannot burn
without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”
19. REPLACE JEALOUSY WITH
“Do not be jealous of others’
good qualities, but out of admiration adopt them yourself.”
20. LOOK FOR PEACE WITHIN
“Peace comes from within. Do
not seek it without.”
21. LET GO OF ATTACHMENT.
“To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”
22. CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS WISELY.
“An insincere and evil friend
is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but
an evil friend will wound your mind.”
23. THERE IS NO WAY TO
HAPPINESS. HAPPINESS IS THE WAY.
“There is no path to happiness:
happiness is the path.”
24. GIVE UP LABELS.
“In the sky, there is no
distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.”
25. LOVE. LIVE. LET GO.
“In the end these things matter
most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let
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