54 Elegant Buddhist Sayings

In this post, you will find amazing Buddhist sayings.


Buddhist Sayings


“Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind.” —Zen Proverbs


“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.” —Buddha


“The instant you speak about a thing, you miss the mark.” —Zen Buddhist


“Try your best, before any rest. Life gets its beauty from the best.” —Debasish Mridha


“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” —Dalai Lama


“Life is a good teacher and a good friend.” —Pema Chodron


“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” —Gautama Buddha


“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” —Dalai Lama


“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.” —Basho


“Life is not about reality. It is about how you perceive it.” —Debasish Mridha


“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” —Dalai Lama


“Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.” —Alan W. Watts


“Patience is the antidote to anger, a way to learn to love and care for whatever we meet on the path.” —Pema Chodron


“The secret of happiness lies, in the mind’s release from worldly ties.” —Unknown


“If you want to climb a mountain, begin at the top.” —Zen Buddhist


“Life is dear to all beings; they have the right to live the same that we do.” —Gautama Buddha


“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” —Dalai Lama


“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” —Pema Chodron


“I have no sense of time, and I’m a dreamer.” —Richard Gere


“Fools wait for a lucky day, but every day is a lucky day,for an industrious man.” —Unknown


“To study Buddhism is to study ourselves. To study ourselves is to forget ourselves.” —Dogen Zenji


“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” —Buddha


“Move and the way will open.” —Zen Proverbs


“You are the sky. Everything else,  it’s just the weather.” —Pema Chodron


“Tibetan Buddhism had an enormous impact on me.” —Richard Gere


“To cry and not be carried away by tears, to laugh and not be carried away by laughter, is the way.” —Zen Buddhist


“Buddhism teaches you to embrace change.” —Koo Stark


“A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.” —Dogen Zenji


“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” —Pema Chodron


“To study the way of the Buddha is to study oneself. To study oneself is to forget oneself.” —Zen Buddhist


“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” —Nhat Hanh


“Out of the mud of your fears, struggles, pain and confusion, the lotus flower of your inner heart will spontaneously grow.” —Unknown


“The greatest obstacle to connecting with our joy is resentment.” —Pema Chodron


“We all have to live together, so we might as well live together happily.” —Dalai Lama


“When you get to the top of the mountain, keep climbing.” —Zen Buddhist


“Buddhism doesn’t tell you what is false and what is true but it encourages you to find out for yourself.” —Chogyam Trungpa


“The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud.” —Buddhist Proverb


“The essence of bravery is being without self-deception.” —Pema Chodron


“When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble.” —Buddha


“The frog in the pond knows little of the great ocean.” —Zen Buddhist


“Buddhism doesn’t come from anybody. It exists by itself.” —Frederick Lenz


“The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” —Lao Tzu


“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” —Pema Chodron


“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” —Dalai Lama


“Everything changes, nothing remains without change.” —Buddha


“The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.” —Yasutani Roshi


“The tongue like a sharp knife, Kills without drawing blood.” —Gautama Buddha


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” —Lao Tzu


“Words themselves are neutral. It’s the charge we add to them that matters.” —Pema Chodron


“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.” —Buddha


“All suffering is caused by one belief, the belief in separation.” —Vivian Amis


“Having dreams without enthusiasm is like a bird living in a cage.” —Debasish Mridha


“He, who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.” —Lao Tzu


“In a nutshell, when life is pleasant, think of others. When life is a burden, think of others.” —Pema Chodron


“Enlightenment is your ego’s biggest disappointment.” —Unknown



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