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

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

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

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

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.

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“‘As I am, so are they; as they are, so am I.’ Comparing others with oneself, do not kill nor cause others to kill.”

“‘As I am, so are they; as they are, so am I.’ Comparing others with oneself, do not kill nor cause others to kill.”—The Buddha.

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

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“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. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.” The Buddha (From the Sutta Nipata)

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“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.”—Buddha

“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.”—Buddha

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

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“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.” – The Buddha

“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.” – The Buddha

(From the Metta Sutta)

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“Those who cling to perceptions and views wander the world offending people.” The Buddha

This striking verse is found in the Magandiya Suta in the Sutta Nipata, which is generally held to be one of the oldest texts in the Pali canon.

Bhikkhu Thanissaro translates this as:

“Those who grasp at perceptions and views
go about butting their heads in the world.”

Fausböll, a 19th century pioneer translator, has:

“But those who grasped after marks and philosophical views, they wander about in the world annoying people.”

Suttas.net has:

“Those attached to the notion ‘I am’ and to views
Roam the world offending people.”

The translator notes that “I am” is not in the quotation, but that its inclusion is warranted by material nearby.

The original Pali is:

Saññaca diṭṭhiñca ye aggahesuṃ
Te ghaṭṭayantā vicaranti loketi.

My rendition would be:

Those who cling to perceptions (saññā) and views (diṭṭhi)
Wander (vicarati) the world offending (ghaṭṭeti) people.

[Added later: Bhikkhu Varado’s translation, which I just discovered, is almost identical to mine: “Those attached to perception and views / roam the world offending people.”]

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“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world…”

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

“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.” —Buddha Click To Tweet “Radiate boundless love towards the entire world—above, below, and across—unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.”—The Buddha Click To Tweet