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Gautama Buddha: (Born- Lumbini, Nepal Died- Kushinagar)

The Gautama Buddha's full name is "Siddhartha Gautama" he lived in ancient India. 

He was a great philosopher, spiritual teacher, mediator and religious leader. He is admire as the founder of the world religion of Buddhism.



  • You should respect each other and refrain from disputes; you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together.

Gautama Buddha thoughts

  • What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.    

  • The mind is everything. What you think you become. 

  • To understand everything is to forgive everything. 

  • You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.

  • If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.   

  • No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.     


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  • The trouble is you think you have time.     

  • We are what we think.    

  • It is better to travel well than to arrive.


  • Understanding is an art. And not everyone is an artist.

  • Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.

  • Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely. 



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  • All that we are is the result of all that we have thought.

  • When the student is ready, the master appears.

  • As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally.


  • If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.  

  • If you propose to speak always ask yourself: is it true is it necessary and is it kind.

  • The quieter you become, the more you can hear.


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  • The mind is everything, what you think you become.

  • 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 affection.

  • An insincere 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.


  • Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.     

  • The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

  • Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

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  • Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.     

  • A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors.     

  • 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.


  • Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. The elephant hauls himself from the mud. In the same way drag yourself out of your sloth.     

  • Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.


  • Do not get upset with people or situations, both are powerless without your reaction.

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  • Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.     


  • If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.

  • A good horse runs with seeing just the shadow of the whip.


  • In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.     

  • Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

  • Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.     


Gautama Buddha thoughts

  • Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.

  • Those who act with few desires are calm, without worry or fear.

  • Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.


  • Giving the best to others is giving the best to us. The value of life is not based on how long we live. But, how much can we contribute to others in our society.     

  • The mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness.
  • Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; Remember you are the one who gets burned.  


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  • A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering. 


  • Our work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.

  • In a world become blind, I beat the drum of the Deathless.


  • And so, with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings.

  • 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 him.


  • Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom and perfect compassion.


Gautama Buddha thoughts

  • Health does not always come from medicine. Most of the time it comes from peace of mind, peace in heart, peace in soul. It comes from laughter.

  • Suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering.

  • The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.


  • Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.

  • Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

  • Better than a thousand hollow words, there is one word that brings peace.     

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  • Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

  • In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

  • One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand on the battlefield. 


  • It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests.

  • He who experiences the unity of life sees his own self in all beings, and all being in his own self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.



  • Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back & choose the path that leads to wisdom. 


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