From the Dhammapada, Verse 270:
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“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.” – The Buddha
(From the Metta Sutta)
“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)
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.
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.
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.”