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

whatever precious jewel there is

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

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“Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.” The Buddha

This is a Real Buddha Quote. It comes from the Dhammapada.

Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good. Buddha

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“The root of suffering is attachment.” The Buddha

This is a saying from the Pali canon, upadhi dukkhassa mūlanti, which means “Attachment is the root of suffering.” So this is a genuine canonical quote.

You’ll find it in this sutta, but translated by Thanissaro as “Acquisition is the root of stress.” His translations are rather idiosyncratic.

In this translation of the same sutta it’s “acquisition is the root of suffering.”

Bhikkhu Bodhi’s translation (not available online, but in The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, page 868) has “attachment is the root of suffering,” although he sometimes has “acquisition” in place of “attachment,” in various repetitions of the phrase.

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“A noble one produces an abundance of merit by having a compassionate mind towards all living beings.”

This is a genuine quote from the Buddhist scriptures. It’s from John Ireland’s translation of the Itivuttika.

If with an uncorrupted mind
He pervades just one being
With loving kindly thoughts,
He makes some merit thereby.

But a noble one produces
An abundance of merit
By having a compassionate mind
Towards all living beings.

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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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“Speak only endearing speech, speech that is welcomed. Speech, when it brings no evil to others, is a pleasant thing.”

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

“Speak only endearing speech, speech that is welcomed. Speech, when it brings no evil to others, is a pleasant thing.”

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“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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“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world…”

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

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