“Whatever is not yours: let go of it. Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness & benefit.”

"Whatever is not yours: let go of it. Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness & benefit."

“Whatever is not yours: let go of it. Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness and benefit” is a genuine quote from the Buddhist scriptures. It’s from the Na Tumhaka Sutta of the Samyutta Nikaya.

“Whatever is not yours … your letting go of it will be for your longterm happiness & benefit.” Buddha

“‘As I am, so are these. As are these, so am I.’ Drawing the parallel to yourself, neither kill nor get others to kill.” The Buddha

As I am, so are these

This is a genuine quote from the Buddhist scriptures, said to have been uttered by the Buddha himself:

‘As I am, so are these.
As are these, so am I.’
Drawing the parallel to yourself,
neither kill nor get others to kill.

It’s from a text called the Nalaka Sutta, which is found in the Sutta Nipata)

“To support mother and father, to cherish partner and children, and to be engaged in peaceful occupation — this is the greatest blessing.”

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This is a genuine quote from the Buddhist scriptures. It’s from the Mangala Sutta.

“To support mother and father, to cherish partner* and children, and to be engaged in peaceful occupation — this is the greatest blessing.”

*In the original it’s “wife,” rather than partner. The language has been changed to make it more inclusive.

“To support mother and father, & cherish partner & children—this is the greatest blessing.” Buddha

“Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.” The Buddha

blissful is the accumulation of good

“Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.” The Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 118)

“The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.” The Buddha

The world is afflicted by death and decay

“The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.” The Buddha (From the Sutta Nipata)

“If they are neither traceable in the Discourses nor verifiable by the Discipline, one must conclude thus: ‘Certainly, this is not the Blessed One’s utterance’“ The Buddha

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Without approval and without scorn, but carefully studying the sentences word by word, one should trace them in the Discourses and verify them by the Discipline. If they are neither traceable in the Discourses nor verifiable by the Discipline, one must conclude thus: ‘Certainly, this is not the Blessed One’s utterance; this has been misunderstood by that bhikkhu — or by that community, or by those elders, or by that elder.’ In that way, bhikkhus, you should reject it.

This is from the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.