“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)

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

“Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters bend wood; the wise master themselves.” The Buddha

This is a genuine Buddha quote. It’s from the Dhammapada, verse 80:

Irrigators channel waters;
fletchers straighten arrows;
carpenters shape wood;
the wise master themselves.

Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters bend wood; the wise master themselves.” The Buddha Click To Tweet

“Some do not understand that we must die, But those who do realize this settle their quarrels.” The Buddha

This is a genuine Buddha quote. It’s the 6th verse of the Dhammapada:

Some do not understand
that we must die,
But those who do realize this
settle their quarrels.
~ The Buddha

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“Let all-embracing thoughts for all beings be yours.” The Buddha

This is a genuine quote from the Buddhist scriptures.

Just as with her own life
A mother shields from hurt
Her own son, her only child,
Let all-embracing thoughts
For all beings be yours.

“Just as with her own life A mother shields from hurt Her own son, her only child, Let all-embracing thoughts For all beings be yours.” The Buddha Click To Tweet

It’s from the Metta Sutta.

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

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

“‘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

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)

“‘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 Click To Tweet

“We will develop and cultivate the liberation of mind by lovingkindness, make it our vehicle, make it our basis, stabilize it, exercise ourselves in it, and fully perfect it.” The Buddha

This is a canonical quote, and it’s rather lovely. It’s from the Samyutta Nikaya, and in Bhikkhu Bodhi’s translation you’ll find it on page 708:

“Therefore, bhikkhus, you should train yourselves thus: ‘We will develop and cultivate the liberation of mind by lovingkindness, make it our vehicle, make it our basis, stabilize it, exercise ourselves in it, and fully perfect it.’ Thus should you train yourselves.”

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“All tremble at violence; all fear death. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.” The Buddha

All tremble at violence; all fear death.
Putting oneself in the place of another,
one should not kill nor cause another to kill.

This is a genuine Buddha quote. It’s from the Dhammapada, verse 129.

“All tremble at violence; all fear death. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.”—The Buddha Click To Tweet