“When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself.” The Buddha

watching self others

“When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself.” The Buddha

“When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself.” The Buddha Click To Tweet

(From the Samyutta Nikaya)

“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

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“Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.” The Buddha

“Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.” The Buddha (from the Udana)

“Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.” The Buddha Click To Tweet

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

From the Dhammapada, verse 223:

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

 

“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.