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Buddha is the first person to perform continuous meditation for 49 days. Indeed, his thoughts tend towards wisdom and peace, and his replies are of a religious nature.

Is the same true for these quotes described as “wise”?

Buddhism and philosophy, what is the link?

Many people think that Buddhism is nothing more than philosophy. In general, philosophy is defined as a love of wisdom and Buddhism as a belief that tends toward wisdom. To clarify this confusion, let's go back in time to know the genesis of Buddhism.

In northeast India, Siddharta Gautama was born around 560 BC. At one point in his life, as a result of the obstacles he encountered, he left his father's kingdom to become a monk. During his transition from ordinary life to religious life, he spent about forty days in deep meditation. After emerging from it, man became a wise being and received the name Buddha, which means the enlightened one.

The Present is Essential

  • The Buddha teaches: "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, center your mind on the present moment."
  • The present is the most precious moment. Let's learn from the past, plan for the future, but act now.

The Importance of Self-Realization

  • "Everyone is his own savior."
  • True power lies within yourself. Value your own opinion and know that you have the power to change your perspective.

Word Understanding

  • "The true essence of words lies in their understanding."
  • To express yourself well, you must first understand the message you want to convey.

The Value of the Moment

  • “Act vigorously today, because tomorrow is not guaranteed.”
  • Enjoy every moment; the future is uncertain.

Self Love

  • "Everyone deserves their own love and affection."
  • Self-love is the basis of all true affection.

The Source of Peace

  • "Peace is found within, do not look for it outside."

Material Detachment

  • "We lose what we hold on to."

The Responsibility of Purity

  • "Purity or impurity comes from oneself."

The Power of Our Thoughts

  • "Our thoughts shape us. What we think about, we become."
The Eloquence of Brevity
  • "One word that brings peace is worth more than a thousand empty words."
Health and Spirituality
  • "Maintaining the body in good health is a duty."
  • "Without spirituality, man cannot live fully."
  • "Seek your own salvation, without depending on others."
Truth in the face of Anger
  • "In a controversy, as soon as anger sets in, the search for truth stops."
Possessions and Generosity
  • "Even in the midst of abundance, consider nothing yours."
  • "Every gesture counts, give, even if it's little."
Recognition and Growth
  • "Look for those who point out your faults; they are guides to hidden treasure."
Meditation and Kindness
  • "Meditate, don't procrastinate."
  • "Overcome anger with kindness, and evil with good."

Buddha and philosophy

Buddhism means believing in the teachings of the Buddha. Considered "the one who is awake", this monk shared his wisdom and transmitted his knowledge to his disciples, who are monks. Buddhist belief accepts that the world operates according to a law. This excludes religious remarks, that is to say belief in God.

The point of reference for the doctrine of Buddha is pain. The latter takes the form of ignorance, thirst, hatred and desire. Why is this said? Quite simply because he sees the world as a prison and, according to him, monastic life is the only solution to free oneself and the world from this imprisonment. Does this reasoning make him a philosopher?

Buddhist quote, a philosophy

If we take into account Buddha's theory, in fact, his reasoning converges with philosophy. With well-ordered ideas and wise thinking, he follows the fundamental principles of philosophy. The latter is also based on two things: intelligence and reason. However, Buddha's quotes show that at the time of his meditation, his mind was nourished by wisdom, reason and intelligence. Through his words, we perceive a reflection followed by a logic.

Let's take the example of one of his quotes on joy and happiness:

“Simplicity brings more happiness than complexity”.

This means that the less complicated things are, the less problems accumulate. Indeed, the logic remains in this regard.

Categories of Buddha Quotes

Buddha said thousands of quotes that we can divide into several themes. Some of them touch two similar axes and form a duo, such as love and friendship, happiness and joy, beliefs and doubt, discipline and will, materialism and pleasure, compassion and generosity, faults and vice, change and transformation, or form a trio like the past, the present and the future.

Others concern a specific point such as knowledge, desires, mind, hatred, speech, thought, self-knowledge, truth, life, wisdom and peace. Each quotation has a specific meaning to Buddha's reasoning. Let's see the best quotes on Buddhism.

Read this Article to Discover all the Buddha Quotes: Buddha Siddharta Gautama Quote | The full list

Buddhist Quote onLove and Friendship

  • Quote 1. “Just as a mother would protect her only child at the risk of her own life, cultivate a limitless heart towards all beings. Let your thoughts of unlimited love spread throughout the world.
  • Quote 2. “Do not seek perfection in such a changing world. Instead, perfect your love.”

Buddhist Quote on Joy and Happiness

  • Quote 1. “A single candle can light thousands, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness is never diminished by being shared.”
  • Quote 2. “All happiness in this world comes from openness to others; all suffering comes from confinement within oneself.”

Buddhist Quote on Discipline and Will

  • Quote 1. “Of him who conquered a thousand thousand men in battle and of him who conquered himself, it is the latter who is the greatest victor.”
  • Quote 2. “Just as the rain invades the house with a leaky roof. Thus obsession invades the untrained heart.

Buddhist Quote on Peace

Quote 1. “Blessed are the peacemakers who, avoiding malice, pride and hypocrisy, practice compassion, humility and love”.

Quote 2. “The only way to bring peace to the world is to learn to live in peace yourself.”

Buddhist Quote on Truth

Quote 1. “There are not several different truths in the world, because the truth is one and identical in all times and in all places”.

Quote 2. “Truth is the end and goal of all life and the worlds exist to accommodate the truth. Those who refuse to aspire to the truth have not understood the meaning of life. Blessed is he who makes the truth his home.”

Buddhist Quote onWisdom

Quote 1. “The farmer plows the fields, the gunsmith shapes the arrow, the carpenter bends the wood, but the wise man perfects himself.”

Quote 2. “I call wise the one who, innocent as he is, bears insults and blows with patience equal to its strength.”

Buddhist Quote on Thought

Quote 1. “Thought is difficult to discover, very skillful, running where it pleases. Let the wise watch over her; If supervised, it brings happiness.”

Quote 2. “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”

This list is not exhaustive, there are still several quotes about the Buddha that you can draw inspiration from in life.

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