“Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone.” The Buddha

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This is a genuine Buddha quote. It’s from the Dhammapada, verse 50.

Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone. – The Buddha.

2 thoughts on ““Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone.” The Buddha”

  1. I do not know if this is appropriate to post as a comment–but I did not know how else to contact you. I will leave it to your discretion as to if it should be posted, or simply a communication between us…

    I am indebted to your website and clarifying what seem to be genuine quotes attributable to the Buddha. I am an author, and have just had my new book manuscript accepted by NASW (National Association of Social Work) Press for publication in 2017: “Faith and Non-Faith Based Meditation: Practical, Creative & Post-Traumatic Applications. For Providers, Their Patients & Clients.”

    There are several Buddha quotes that I would very very much love to be able to use in my book. However, I have to receive written permission from the copyright holder(s) to be allowed to do so by my publisher — if I wish to use such quotes as “free-floating” or epigraphs, as well as the full citation (book title, author/translator, publisher, year and page number).
    Alternatively, I could use the quotes in the body of paragraphs and then would only require a full citation–book (or journal article) title, author/translator, publisher, page number….
    Seven quotes I would love to use you identify as genuine Buddha quotes, five of them from the Dhammapada.

    I know that the folloiwng is a LOT to ask, but if you can find it in your heart to consider (or, possibly, point me in a direction to another resource who might be able to?):

    Can you possibly provide a reference source/citation for each of these seven quotes: the publisher, author/editor/translator?, year, full title, verse/page?

    For your efforts (to whatever you are willing), I will include an acknowledgement in my book to you and to your website as the source of such….
    And/or: if you could direct me to someone you know or think might be the copyright holder for the various quotes….I still will very gladly acknowledge you and your web-site in my book — which I am going to do in any case…:)
    *Meditate…do not delay, lest you later regret it. Sallekhuasutta, p ?
    *Attachment is the root of suffering. The Middle Length. Discourses of the Buddha, p. 868

    And from the Dhammapada (full title? Publisher and date published? author/translator/editor? verse & page numbers?)
    *You yourself must strive. The Bhuddas only point the way. — Verse? & p.?
    *Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumuulation of good. Verse 118, & p.?
    *Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth. Verse & P. ?
    *Drop by drop is the wa ter pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.Verse? & Page?
    *Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone. Verse 50, p.?

    Again, my deepest thank you for any of the above information you might be able to provide.

    With much humbleness and appreciation…:)

    1. Sorry for the delayed reply, but I don’t check the comments here very often. You don’t actually need permission to quote short extracts like those. Publishers I’ve worked with have only required permission for quotes over 100 words in length, or for poetry or song lyrics of any length.

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