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10 Quotes By Buddha That Are The Perfect Words to Live By

This article was last updated on May 21, 2015

10 Quotes by Buddha That Are The Perfect Words To Live By

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

You shouldn’t chase after the past or place expectations on the future. What is past is left behind. The future is as yet unreached. And the present is the only thing you can control. So if you want to change something, start now.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

When we react to a situation by feeling anger what actually happens is that we wait revengfull with the intent of directing it at the other person, or sometimes anyone, to release it upon them, but it only backfires on us and we end up with progressively more pain and injury upon our own self, rather than the person we intended to hurt for revenge. Anger ultimately only hurts ourselves.quotes by buddha

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 you ever see a person without a smile, give him yours. Happiness has that thing we call “domino effect”.  Happiness is meant to be shared and we always need more in our lives.

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.

Your search for happiness will never end, if you do not learn to accept yourself. And if you learn to love and accept yourself. You are beautiful, you are amazing, you are alive and that’s all that matters. Stop comparing yourself to others, stop having delusional expectations and just ACCEPT yourself.

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

How you put your thoughts into use is what will shape your life. The thoughts you are manifesting will have a direct impact on your life. You can read more about how our thoughts affect our life here.

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

No one will do it for you. You and only you are responsible for your life and nobody owns you anything. So if you want to change you will have to do it yourself. People might help you, but they won’t do it for you. Your journey stars and ends with you.

It is better to travel well than to arrive.

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.

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

Words are are a powerful weapon. And the way we put words into use can either make someone’s day or ruin it. So choose with great care.

Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.

We trust people because they develop a reputation for telling the truth. An honest person will become trustworthy over time. It is the most important feeling that we can receive from outside. For example, if a person lied and we know what he said was a lie; we are not going to trust this person again. It takes years to build trust and it takes a second to destroy it.

In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?

Remember that in the end we regret the things we didn’t do while we have the chance. You can make all the excuses you want about why you didn’t follow your dreams or why you didn’t travel to that place you’ve always wanted to.  So try to participate in life while you have the chance. Life is one time adventure, so make sure you make the most of it. There are no second chances.

To all of you reading this – Go live, explore, love and enjoy. And when you reach the end of your journey make sure your memories outnumber your regrets.

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