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Gautama Buddha (Philosopher)

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Gautama Buddha death
No one saves us but ourselves, no one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path but Buddhas clearly show the way.
Gautama Buddha path
To cease from evil, to do good, and to purify the mind yourself, this is the teaching of all the Buddhas.
Gautama Buddha mind
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.
Gautama Buddha world
But truly, Ananda, it is nothing strange that human beings should die.
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Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom.
Gautama Buddha wisdom
Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation.
Gautama Buddha hate
This is deathless, the liberation of the mind through lack of clinging.
Gautama Buddha death
Do not go by revelation; Do not go by tradition; Do not go by hearsay; Do not go on the authority of sacred texts; Do not go on the grounds of pure logic; Do not go by a view that seems rational; Do not go by reflecting on mere appearances; Do not go along with a considered view because you agree with it; Do not go along on the grounds that the person is competent; Do not go along because "the recluse is our teacher." Kalamas, when you yourselves know: These things are unwholesome, these things are blameworthy; these things are censured by the wise; and when undertaken and observed, these things lead to harm and ill, abandon them... Kalamas, when you know for yourselves: These are wholesome; these things are not blameworthy; these things are praised by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to benefit and happiness, having undertaken them, abide in them.
Gautama Buddha happiness
Behold now, Bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to decay. Strive with diligence!
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, as translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
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Sensual passions are your first enemy.
Gautama Buddha passion
Your second is called Discontent. Your third is Hunger & Thirst. Your fourth is called Craving. Fifth is Sloth & Drowsiness. Sixth is called Terror. Your seventh is Uncertainty. Hypocrisy & Stubbornness, your eighth. Gains, Offerings, Fame, & Status wrongly gained, and whoever would praise self & disparage others. That, Namuci, is your enemy, the Dark One's commando force. A coward can't defeat it, but one having defeated it gains bliss.
Gautama Buddha war
I spit on my life. Death in battle would be better for me than that I, defeated, survive.
Gautama Buddha life
That army of yours,
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that the world with its devas can't overcome, I will smash with discernment
Gautama Buddha men
I will go about, from kingdom to kingdom,
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training many disciples. They — heedful, resolute doing my teachings — despite your wishes, will go where, having gone, there's no grief.
Gautama Buddha grief
Open are the doors to the Deathless to those with ears. Let them show their conviction.
Gautama Buddha wit
In a world become blind, I beat the drum of the Deathless.
Gautama Buddha world
Conquerors are those like me who have reached fermentations' end. I've conquered evil qualities, and so, Upaka, I'm a conqueror
Gautama Buddha men
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Can there be joy and laughter When always the world is ablaze? Enshrouded in darkness Should you not seek a light?
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Friends
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Nothing is as intractable as an untamed heart. The untamed heart is intractable.
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Nothing is as tractable as a tamed heart. The tamed heart is tractable.
Gautama Buddha art
Nothing tends toward loss as does an untamed heart. The untamed heart tends towards loss.
Gautama Buddha war
Nothing tends toward growth as does a tamed heart. The tamed heart tends towards growth.
Gautama Buddha war
Nothing brings suffering as does the untamed, uncontrolled unattended and unrestrained heart. That heart brings suffering.
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Nothing brings joy as does a tamed, controlled, attended and restrained heart. This heart brings joy.
Gautama Buddha art
[A devata] Giving what does one give strength? Giving what does one give beauty? Giving what does one give ease? Giving what does one give sight? Who is the giver of all? Being asked, please explain to me
Gautama Buddha beauty
[The Blessed One] Giving food, one gives strength; Giving clothes, one gives beauty; Giving a vehicle, one gives ease; Giving a lamp, one gives sight.
Gautama Buddha beauty
The one who gives a residence Is the giver of all. But the one who teaches the Dhamma Is the giver of the Deathless
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Whatever is felt is within suffering.
Gautama Buddha suffering
Soma and Mara An adapation of a translation by C.A.F. Rhys-Davids
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Once Soma, having returned from her alms round and having eaten her meal, entered the woods to meditate. Deep in the woods, she sat down under a tree.
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Everything changes, nothing remains without change....
Gautama Buddha change
The tempter Mara, desirous and capable of arousing fear, wavering and dread, and wishing her to interrupt her focused meditation, came to her and said,
Gautama Buddha fear
Your intent is difficult, even for the sages; Completion cannot be reached by a woman regardless the wisdom reaped."
Gautama Buddha wisdom
Then Soma thought, "Who is this speaking, human or nonhuman? Surely it is evil Mara desiring to interrupt my focused meditation."
Gautama Buddha evil
Knowing that it was Mara, she said, "What does gender matter with regard to a well-composed mind, which experiences insight in the light of the dharma?"
Gautama Buddha mind
The evil Mara thought, "Soma knows me" and sorrowful for the evil, instantly vanished into darkness.
Gautama Buddha evil
In protecting oneself, others are protected; In protecting others, oneself is protected.
Gautama Buddha self
Bamboo Acrobats An adaptation of a translation by John Ireland.
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The Exalted One was dwelling in the Sumbha country, in a location of the Sumbhas called Sedaka There He addressed the monks:
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"Once upon a time, a bamboo-acrobat set up his pole and called to his pupil, Medakathalika, saying,
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'Come my lad Medakathalika, climb the pole and stand on my shoulders!'
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'All right master,' replied the pupil to the bamboo-acrobat. The student then climbed the pole and stood on the master's shoulders.
Gautama Buddha right
Then the bamboo-acrobat said to his pupil: 'Now Medakathalika, protect me well and I shall protect you. Thus watched and warded by each other, we will show our tricks, get a good fee and come down safe from the bamboo pole.'
Gautama Buddha war
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
Gautama Buddha wisdom
At these words Medakathalika the pupil said to the bamboo-acrobat,
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'No, no! That won't do master! Look after yourself and I'll look after myself. Thus watched and warded each by himself, we'll show our tricks and get a good fee and come down safe from the bamboo-pole.'"
Gautama Buddha war
"In the synthesis is the right way," said the Exalted One, "Just as Medakathalika the pupil said to his master, 'I shall protect myself,' by this the Foundation of Mindfulness is practiced. 'I shall protect others,' by this the Foundation of Mindfulness is practiced. In protecting oneself, others are protected; In protecting others, oneself is protected."
Gautama Buddha self
Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
Gautama Buddha change
And how does one in protecting oneself, protect others? By frequent practice, development and making much of the Foundation of Mindfulness. Thus in protecting oneself, others are protected.
Gautama Buddha men
And how does one, in protecting others, protect oneself? By forbearance and nonviolence, By loving kindness and compassion. Thus in protecting others, one protects oneself.
Gautama Buddha passion
With the intention, 'I shall protect myself,' the Foundation of Mindfulness is practiced. With the intention, 'I shall protect others,' the Foundation of Mindfulness is practiced. In protecting oneself, others are protected; In protecting others, oneself is protected."
Gautama Buddha self
And this, monks, is the noble truth of the origination of dukkha: the craving that makes for further becoming — accompanied by passion & delight, relishing now here & now there — i.e., craving for sensual pleasure, craving for becoming, craving for non-becoming.
Gautama Buddha truth
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Neither fire, nor moisture, nor wind can destroy the blessing of good deeds, and blessings enlighten the whole world.
Gautama Buddha world
Ch. 58 The Buddha Replies to the Deva
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On a certain day when the Blessed One dwelt at Jetavana, the garden of , a celestial deva came to him in the shape of a Brahman enlightened and wearing clothing as white as snow.
Gautama Buddha light
The deva asked,
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What is the sharpest sword? What is the deadliest poison? What is the fiercest fire? What is the darkest night?"
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The Blessed One replied,
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The sharpest sword is a word spoken in wrath; the deadliest poison is covetousness; the fiercest fire is hatred; the darkest night is ignorance.
Gautama Buddha lies
The deva said,
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What is the greatest gain? What is the greatest loss? Which armour is invulnerable? What is the best weapon?
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The greatest gain is to give to others; the greatest loss is to greedily receive without gratitude; an invulnerable armor is patience; the best weapon is wisdom.
Gautama Buddha wisdom
Who is the most dangerous thief? What is the most precious treasure? Who can capture the heavens and the earth? Where is the securest treasure-trove?
Gautama Buddha art
A saviour has a greater right over the saved one than killer.
Gautama Buddha right
The most dangerous thief is unwholesome thought; the most precious treasure is ; the heavens and the earth may be captured by the mind's eye; surpassing rebirth locates the securest treasure-trove.
Gautama Buddha art
What is attraction? What is repulsion? What is the most horrible pain? What is the greatest enjoyment?
Gautama Buddha pain
The Buddha replied,
Gautama Buddha lie
Attraction is wholeness; repulsion is unwholesomeness; the most tormenting pain is bad conscience; the height of bliss is redeemed awakening.
Gautama Buddha science
What causes ruin in the world? What breaks off friendships? What is the most violent fever? Who is the best physician?"
Gautama Buddha friendship
Ruin in the world is caused by ignorance; friendships are broken off by envy and selfishness; the most violent fever is hatred; the best physician is the Buddha;
Gautama Buddha friendship
The deva continued,
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Now I have only one doubt to resolve and : What is it fire cannot burn, nor moisture corrode, nor wind crush down, but is able to enlighten the whole world.
Gautama Buddha world
To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.
Gautama Buddha self
Blessing! Neither fire, nor moisture, nor wind can destroy the blessing of good deeds, and blessings enlighten the whole world.
Gautama Buddha world
Hearing these answers,
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the deva was overflowing with joy. Then clasping hands, bowed down in respect and disappeared suddenly from the presence of the Buddha.
Gautama Buddha joy
True charity occurs only when there are no notions of giving, giver, or gift.
Gautama Buddha charity
We forgive principally for our own sake, so that we may cease to bear the burden of .
Gautama Buddha forgive
Rather than continuing to seek the truth, simply let go of your views.
Gautama Buddha truth
“The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.”
Gautama Buddha blood
Faith is the best wealth for a man in this world. Righteousness when well practised brings happiness. Truth is the sweetest of flavours. They say the life of one living by wisdom is the best.§ 182
Gautama Buddha life
As I am, so are these. As are these, so am I.’ Drawing the parallel to yourself, neither kill nor get others to kill.Nalaka Sutta
Gautama Buddha self
Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, drew a circle with a piece of red chalk and said: When men, even unknowingly, are to meet one day, whatever may befall each, whatever the diverging paths, on the said day, they will inevitably come together in the red circle.Director Jean-Pierre Melville made it up for the epigraph of Le Cercle Rouge The Red Circle.
Gautama Buddha art
The seers of old had fully restrained selves, and were austere. Having abandoned the five strands of sensual pleasures, they practiced their own welfare. The brahmans had no cattle, no gold, no wealth. They had study as their wealth and grain. They guarded the holy life as their treasure.§ 284-285
Gautama Buddha life
As rain breaks through an ill-thatched house, passion will break through an unreflecting mind.Ch. 1: The Twin Verses, verse 13
Gautama Buddha passion
56.11 Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
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Faith is the seed, penance is the rain, wisdom is my yoke and plough; modesty is the pole, mind is the yoke-tie, mindfulness is my ploughshare and goad.
Gautama Buddha wisdom
It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.Cetana Sutta, Anguttara Nikaya
Gautama Buddha nature
Whatever an enemy might do to an enemy, or a foe to a foe, the ill-directed mind can do to you even worse. Whatever a mother, father or other kinsman might do for you, the well-directed mind can do for you even better.Gautama Buddha, Pali Canon 42-43 Cittavagga The Mind.
Gautama Buddha mind
Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices: those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever’s not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.
Gautama Buddha hate
Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom.The Jatka From the Attainment of the Buddhaship. Also is in the Nirvana Sutta.
Gautama Buddha wisdom
Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.Metta Sutta
Gautama Buddha love
When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourselfSamyutta Nikaya
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