“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)

“Over there are the roots of trees; over there, empty dwellings. Practice jhana, monks. Don’t be heedless.” The Buddha

over there are the roots of trees

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

“Over there are the roots of trees; over there, empty dwellings. Practice jhana [meditation], monks. Don’t be heedless. Don’t later fall into regret. This is our message to you.”
The Buddha

“Practice meditation … Don’t be heedless. Don’t later fall into regret.” The Buddha

“Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.”

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This is a genuine quote from the Buddhist scriptures. It’s from the Karaniya Metta Sutta:

“Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.” Buddha

“As a mother would protect her only child with her life … cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.” Buddha

“Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices: those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever’s not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.” The Buddha

small channels flow noisily

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

“Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices: those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever’s not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.”
The Buddha

“Whatever’s not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.” The Buddha

“A mind unruffled by the vagaries of fortune, from sorrow freed, from defilements cleansed, from fear liberated — this is the greatest blessing.” The Buddha

a mind unruffled

“A mind unruffled by the vagaries of fortune, from sorrow freed, from defilements cleansed, from fear liberated — this is the greatest blessing.” The Buddha (Mangala Sutta).

“Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.” The Buddha

conquer anger with non-anger

From the Dhammapada, verse 223:

“Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness.” The Buddha
“Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.” The Buddha

“Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.”

purity and impurity depend on oneself

From the Dhammapada:

“By oneself is evil done; by oneself is one defiled. By oneself is evil left undone; by oneself is one made pure. Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.”
The Buddha

“Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.” The Buddha