“The thing that is disliked by me is also disliked by others. Since I dislike this thing, how can I inflict it on someone else?” The Buddha

“The thing that is disliked by me is also disliked by others. Since I dislike this thing, how can I inflict it on someone else?” The Buddha

This is a genuine quote from the Buddhist scriptures. It’s from Saṃyutta Nikāya, 55.7.

“The thing that is disliked by me is also disliked by others. Since I dislike this thing, how can I inflict it on someone else?”—The Buddha

“The thing that is disliked by me is also disliked by others. Since I dislike this thing, how can I inflict it on someone else?” —The Buddha Share on X

“Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.” The Buddha

“Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.” The Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 118)

“Should a person do good, let them do it again and again. Let them find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.” The Buddha Share on X

“Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.” The Buddha

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

Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.
The Buddha

“Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.”—The Buddha Share on X

“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.”]

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

“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.

“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 Share on X

“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.”

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

“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

“Some do not understand that we must die, but those who do realize this settle their quarrels.” ~ The Buddha Share on X

“He who can curb his wrath as soon as it arises, as a timely antidote will check snake’s venom that so quickly spreads, — such a monk gives up the here and the beyond, just as a serpent sheds its worn-out skin.” The Buddha

“He who can curb his wrath as soon as it arises, as a timely antidote will check snake’s venom that so quickly spreads — such a monk gives up the here and the beyond, just as a serpent sheds its worn-out skin.”

The Buddha (from the Sutta Nipata)

“He who can curb his wrath as soon as it arises, as a timely antidote will check snake’s venom that so quickly spreads, — such a monk gives up the here and the beyond, just as a serpent sheds its worn-out skin.” The Buddha Share on X