Dhammapada Buddha Quotes

Dhammapada Buddha

Indian philosopher & religious leader (563 BC - 483 BC)

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Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

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Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.

Categorized under Death

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The traveller has reached the end of the journey!

Categorized under Freedom

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Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men.

Categorized under Friendship

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Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.

Categorized under Heaven

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Although a man may wear fine clothing, if he lives peacefully; and is good, self-possessed, has faith and is pure; and if he does not hurt any living being, he is a holy man...

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There are men steady and wise whose body, words and mind are self-controlled. They are the men of supreme self-control.

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Four things does a reckless man gain who covets his neighbor's wife - demerit, an uncomfortable bed, thirdly, punishment, and lastly, hell.

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Hatred does not cease in this world by hating, but by not hating; this is an eternal truth.

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Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee.

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Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.

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If one speaks or acts with a cruel mind, misery follows, as the cart follows the horse... If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows, as a shadow follows its source.

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Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee.

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We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

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