“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

“Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.” The Buddha

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This is a genuine Buddha quote, from the Dhammapada:

Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.

“Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.” The Buddha

one taste

“Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.” The Buddha (from the Udana)

“Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.” The Buddha

whatever precious jewel there is

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

“Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.” The Buddha

“There is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.” The Buddha

“The one in whom no longer exist the craving and thirst that perpetuate becoming; how could you track that Awakened one, trackless, and of limitless range.”

the one in whom the craving and thirst

From the Dhammapada, verse 180:

“The one in whom no longer exist the craving and thirst that perpetuate becoming; how could you track that Awakened one, trackless, and of limitless range?”
The Buddha

“How could you track that Awakened one, trackless, and of limitless range?” The Buddha