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.”
This is a genuine quote from the Buddhist scriptures. It’s from
The Dhammapada. “Delight in heedfulness! Guard well your thoughts!” The Buddha
“Whatever is not yours: let go of it. Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness and benefit” is a genuine quote from the Buddhist scriptures. It’s from the
Na Tumhaka Sutta of the Samyutta Nikaya. “Whatever is not yours … your letting go of it will be for your longterm happiness & benefit.” 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
, which is found in the Nalaka Sutta Sutta Nipata)
“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.” – The Buddha
This is a genuine quote from the Buddhist scriptures. It’s from the Samyutta Nikaya.
“I do not dispute with the world; rather it is the world that disputes with me.” The Buddha
From the Dhammapada, Verse 270:
“One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.” 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.
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.”
“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.
Bhikkhu Varado’s translation, which I just discovered, is almost identical to mine: “Those attached to perception and views / roam the world offending people.”]
This is a genuine quote from the Buddhist scriptures. It’s from the
Cetana Sutta, of the Anguttara Nikaya. “It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.” The Buddha
This is a
genuine Buddha quote. It’s from the Dhammapada, from a verse that reads in full,
You yourself must strive.
The Buddhas only point the way.
Those meditative ones who tread the path
are released from the bonds of Mara.