Quotations on Buddhism by BuddhaVac, Year 2018
The Buddha is our highest and purest consciousness and intelligence. He represents all the best, the highest and the noblest thought and conduct in you. The following quotations are compiled from the 2018 messages of Buddhavac. May they awaken you and inspire you in your daily life.
Beauty is an expression of order in numbers.
From birth to death, life oscillates between hope and fear.
It is the same consciousness flowing in all, but a little different in each.
Everything that you are or you have is either learned, gathered, imagined, processed or accumulated. There’s nothing more.
You are a construct of Nature, formed around emptiness. Meditate on emptiness.
Your consciousness has something of everyone you met, seen or read about. It is a reflection of the world in which you live.
On the Path to Nirvana
Let your mind and body
Be your monastery.
And let your intelligence
Be your teacher and lamp.
Seeing things mindfully, this is the first step to awakening. Letting go is the next.
There’s always an impression, image or memory between you and what you see. Looking beyond that, without the obstruction, is right perception.
Its rarely that someone sees you, but a memory, feeling, words, image or impression of someone they already know, like or dislike.
Let your mind and body be the monastery.
Meditate upon the causes.
Become the witness.
Do not become stuck in the experiences of life. Life moves on. So should you. To be in the flow, and flow with the flow.
Be grateful to all those who helped you to be here and now.
Unburden yourself through detachment. What’s the point of dragging your past with you, and keep blaming yourself?
There is no love if you seek conformity.
The “Self” exists because the “Other” exists. The “Other” is the Not Self. If there is no “Other,” there is no “Self.”
Peace and Harmony become firmly established when you practice universal friendliness (kalyana mitrata) with people, things and situations.
We are not meant to think alike or be alike.
We are different faces of an ever changing, unstable reality.
In the end, you die, and no one really cares. Just remember this, when you make decisions.
When you are at the center of things, you become involved. But when you step aside and become detached, you have an opportunity to become an observer.
One of the advantages of being mindful is that you can avoid traffic tickets.
Beware of the ego. It is always present in some form in both the observer and the observed.
Consider this. You are part of a whole. Everything is connected. No one is Free.
At the end of each journey, you are a different person.
A monk should bear with the silence within, and with the silence from others.
Our fate or our lives mostly depend not upon the questions we ask, but the answers we give.
Truths are simple. It is the mind which stands in between.
In silence, we become wiser, as we bring our attention to the moment.
You cannot always make unhappy people happy. But you can always show them compassion, and stay calm.
There’s happiness which springs from enjoyment, and happiness which springs from helping someone. Both are good for our wellbeing.
Let the relationship be true. In the moment, one person, one relationship.
The ignorant one is wise among fools, and a fool among the wise.
He is known as the Buddha because he attained the highest or the purest Buddhi (discernment).
If “I am” is an illusion, so is God.
Living by killing, this is the way of Nature. Living by loving, this is the way of the Buddha.
We are but little swirls in the flow of life. May be some may swirl a little more and catch our attention. But in the end all are swept away.
Bring mindfulness into your relationships. Your life won’t be the same again.
No one can argue with silence for long.
Everything is controlled by something. But there is nothing that controls everything.
The body is born in the womb, but the person in the mind.
The mind is a labyrinth of possibilities. We are lost in it. There is only one way out. Nirvana.
Habits are comfort zones, where the mind finds sanctuary from the uncertainties and anxieties of life.
What can we learn from Einstein’s Theory of Relativity? That life happens when things slow down.
There is no fixed path, just the moment.
Bring universal friendliness, compassion and discerning wisdom into every aspect of your life. The Buddha won’t be far away.
Forgiveness is an important part of friendliness.
Words have no meaning, unless you pay them attention.
In thought, you go faraway from yourself. In silence, you come closer and become wiser.
Feeling the feeling and letting go of it when it has spent itself, this is the way of the monk who is free and detached.
We usually do not appreciate the things we have, until they are gone.
Life wears us down and hems us in. In that little space, which life offers to everyone, one must find purpose, peace and happiness.
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