“Some do not understand that we must die, But those who do realize this settle their quarrels.” The Buddha

Golden statue of seated Buddha in lotus position

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 Click To Tweet

4 thoughts on ““Some do not understand that we must die, But those who do realize this settle their quarrels.” The Buddha”

    1. It means that being aware that we are only here for a short time helps put small things — the things we fight about — in perspective. A good question to ask yourself when you’re getting angry is, “When I look back from my deathbed, will this matter?”

  1. I used to worry about death a lot but after reading and researching this quote. I feel different. When I look back at life am I going to care that my mom told me to “Drink more tea?” Or anything bad….no, I won’t. I’ll look back and remember we’re you mentally strong enough to settle your quarrels.

    1. This quote has had a big effect on me in the same way. When something starts to seem frustrating, I think, “Will I care about this when I’m on my deathbed?”

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