“When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself.” The Buddha
(From the Samyutta Nikaya)
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 Nalaka Sutta, which is found in the Sutta Nipata)
All tremble at violence; all fear death.
Putting oneself in the place of another,
one should not kill nor cause another to kill.
This is a genuine Buddha quote. It’s from the Dhammapada, verse 129.
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.
It’s from the Metta Sutta.
This is a genuine Buddha quote, from the Dhammapada:
Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.