Quote Archives: Buddha

Misrepresentation of the Tathagata ~ Buddha

There are these two who misrepresent the Tathagata. Which two? He who represents a Sutta of indirect meaning as a Sutta of direct meaning and he who represents a Sutta of direct meaning as a Sutta of indirect meaning. Buddha

The birth and the death of beings ~ Buddha

The three realms of existence are like a cloud in autumn: The birth and the death of beings is like a dancer’s movement; A being’s life is like a waterfall, Like a flash of lightning in the sky; It never stops even for a single moment and once it starts, It goes inevitably to its […]

By oneself ~ Buddha

By oneself is evil done; by oneself is one defiled. By oneself is evil left undone; by oneself is one made pure. Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another. Buddha

Radiate boundless love ~ Buddha

Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity. Buddha

As I am ~ Buddha

As I am, so are these. As are these, so am I. Drawing the parallel to yourself, neither kill nor get others to kill.

Luminous Mind ~ Buddha

This mind, O monks, is luminous!<br< But it is defiled by adventitious defilements. Buddha

A person free from remorse ~ Buddha

It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse. Buddha