Friday

Wisdom from Buddha

"Meditate.  Live purely.  Be quiet.  Do your work with mastery.  like the moon, come out from behind the clouds!  Shine."

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

"A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering."

"What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind."

"No one saves us but ourselves.  No one can and no one may.  We ourselves must walk the path."

"Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without."

2 comments:

stillsmallspace said...

I wonder how Buddha's wisdom would be different if he knew Jesus.

kj said...

In regards to stillsmallspace’s comment, perhaps some of Jesus’ wisdom came from Buddha’s teachings. After all, he did pre-date Jesus by about 4000 years. There are quite a number of parallel sayings when you look into it.—such as;
Buddha: Just as a mother would protect her only child at the risk of her own life, even so, cultivate a boundless heart towards all beings. Let your thoughts of boundless love pervade the whole world.
Jesus: This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends.