Buddha Quotes That will give you a new way to enjoy your life

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Buddha quotes

If you don’t,
through desire, aversion, delusion, fear
transgress the Dhamma,
your honor waxes,
as in the bright fortnight, the moon.

But one who is self-cleansed of stain,
in moral conduct firmly set,
having restraint and truthfulness
is fit for the stainless robe.

Buddha quotes

One who beauty contemplates,
whose faculties are unrestrained,
in food, no moderation knows,
is languid, who is indolent:
that one does Mara overthrow
as wind a tree of little strength.

Still, others do not understand
that we must perish in this world,
those who understand this,
their quarrels are allayed.

Never here by enmity
are those with enmity allayed,
they are allayed by amity,
this is the timeless Truth.

Never here

Who bears within no enmity:
“He has abused and beaten me,
defeated me and plundered me”,
hate is quite allayed for them.

Who bears within them enmity:
“He has abused and beaten me,
defeated me and plundered me”,
hate is not allayed for them.

Mind precedes all knowable,
mind’s their chief, mind-made are they.
If with a clear, and confident mind
one should speak and act
as one’s shadow ne’er departing.

Mind precedes all knowable,
mind’s their chief, mind-made are they.
If with a corrupted mind
one should either speak or act
dukkha follows caused by that,
as does the wheel the ox’s hoof.

Heedfulness is the Deathless path,
heedlessness, the path to death.
Those who are heedful do not die,
heedless are like the dead.

The wise then, recognizing this
as the distinction of heedfulness,
pleased with the spheres of Nobles Ones,
in heedfulness rejoice.

Buddha quotes

They meditate persistently,
constantly they firmly strive,
the steadfast to Nibbana reach,
the Unexcelled Secure from bonds.

Assiduous and mindful,
pure Kamma making, considerate,
restrained, by Dhamma heedful living,
for one such spread renown.

By energy and heedfulness,
by taming and by self-control,
the one who’s wise should make as the isle
no flood can overwhelm.

Foolish folk of little wit
in heedlessness indulge,
the one who’s wise guards heedfulness
kin to the greatest wealth.

Don’t indulge in heedlessness!
Don’t come near to sexual joys!
The heedful and contemplative
attains abundant bliss.

Quotes of Buddha

When one who’s wise does drive away
heedlessness by heedfulness,
having ascended wisdom’s tower
steadfast, one surveys the fools,
griefless views the grieving folk,
as mountaineer does those below.

Among the heedless, heedful,
among the sleepy, wide awake.
As the swift horse outruns a hack
so one of good wisdom wins.

Heedfulness is always praised,
heedlessness is ever blamed.
By heedfulness did Magha go
to the lordship of the gods.

Mind agitated, wavering,
hard to guard and hard to check,
one of wisdom renders straight
as arrow-maker a shaft.

As fish from watery home
is drawn and cast upon the land,
even so, flounders this mind
while Mara’s Realm abandoning.

The mind is very hard to check
and swift, it falls on what it wants.
The training of the mind is good,
a mind so tamed brings happiness…

The mind is very hard to see
and find, it falls on what it wants.
One who’s wise should guard the mind,
a guarded mind brings happiness.

Drifting far, straying all alone,
formless, recumbent in a cave.
They will be free from Mara’s bonds
who restrain this mind.

One of unsteady mind,
who don’t know True Dhamma,
who is of wavering confidence
wisdom fails to win.

One of unflooded mind,
a mind that is not battered,
abandoning evil, merit too,
no fear for One Awake.

Having known this urn-like body,
made firm this mind as a fortress town,
with wisdom-weapon, one fights Mara
while guarding booty, unattached.

Not long alas, and it will lie
this body, here upon the earth.
Discarded, void of consciousness,
useless as a rotten log.

Whatever foe may do to foe,
or haters those they hate
the ill-directed mind indeed
can do one greater harm.

Mind Quotes: Buddha Quotes

Mind agitated, wavering,
hard to guard and hard to check,
one of wisdom renders straight
as arrow-maker a shaft.

As fish from watery home
is drawn and cast upon the land,
even so, flounders this mind
while Mara’s Realm abandoning.

The mind is very hard to check
and swift, it falls on what it wants.
The training of the mind is good,
a mind so tamed brings happiness…

The mind is very hard to see
and find, it falls on what it wants.
One who’s wise should guard the mind,
a guarded mind brings happiness.

Drifting far, straying all alone,
formless, recumbent in a cave.
They will be free from Mara’s bonds
who restrain this mind.

One of unsteady mind,
who don’t know True Dhamma,
who is of wavering confidence
wisdom fails to win.

One of unflooded mind,
a mind that is not battered,
abandoning evil, merit too,
no fear for One Awake.

Having known this urn-like body,
made firm this mind as a fortress town,
with wisdom-weapon, one fights Mara
while guarding booty, unattached.

Not long alas, and it will lie
this body, here upon the earth.
Discarded, void of consciousness,
useless as a rotten log.

Whatever foe may do to foe,
or haters those they hate
the ill-directed mind indeed
can do one greater harm.

Flower Quotes: Buddha Quotes

Who will comprehend this earth,
the world of Yama, and the gods?
Who will discern the well-taught Dhamma
as one who’s skilled selects a flower.

One Trained will comprehend this earth,
the world of Yama, and the gods,
One Trained discern the well-taught Dhamma
as one who’s skilled selects a flower.

Having known this froth-like body
and awakening to its mirage nature,
smashing Mara’s flowered shafts
unseen beyond the Death-king go.

For one who has a clinging mind
and gathers only pleasure-flowers,
Death does seize and carry away
as great flood a sleeping village.

For one of the desires insatiate
who gathers only pleasure-flowers,
for one who has a clinging mind
Death the sovereign overpowers.

Just as a bee in a flower
harming neither hue nor scent
gathers nectar, flies away,
so in towns a Wise One fares.

Not others’ opposition
nor what they did or failed to do,
but in oneself should be sought
things done, things left undone.

Just as a gorgeous blossom
brilliant but unscented,
so fruitless the well-spoken words
of one who does not act.

Just as a gorgeous blossom
brilliant and sweet-scented,
so fruitful the well-spoken words
of one who acts as well.

As from a mass of flowers
many a garland may be made,
so by one born mortal
should many good deeds be done?

Fool Quotes: Buddha Quotes

Long is the night for the sleepless,
long is the league for the weary one,
samsara’s way is long for fools
who know not the Dhamma True.

If a wayfarer fails to find
one better or equal,
steadfast he should fare alone
for fools no fellowship.

“Sons have I, wealth have I”,
thus the fool is fretful.
He himself is not his own,
how then are sons, how wealth?

Conceiving so his foolishness
the fool is thereby wise,
while ‘fool’ is called that fool
conceited that he’s wise.

Though all through life the fool
might wait upon the wise,
no more Dhamma can he sense
then spoon the taste of the soup.

Though briefly one intelligent
might wait upon the wise,
quickly Dhamma he can sense
as tongue the taste of the soup.

Fools of feeble wisdom fare
enemies to themselves,
making evil karma
which is of bitter fruit.

That karma’s not well-made
from which there is remorse,
of which one senses the result
with weeping and a tear-stained face.

But well-made is that karma
which done brings no remorse,
of which one senses the result
with a glad mind and with joy.

When evil karma’s immature
the fool thinks it is honeyed,
but when the evil has matured
then to the fool comes dukkha.

The wise Quotes: Buddha Quotes

Should one a man of wisdom meet
who points out faults and gives reproof,
who lays a hidden treasure bare,
with such a sage should one consort.
Consorting so is one enriched
and never in decline.

Let him exhort, let him instruct,
and check one from abasement.
Dear indeed is he to the true,
not dear is he to the false.

Don’t go around with evil friends,
with rogues do not resort.
Spend your time with noble friends,
and worthy one’s consort.

Happy is he who Dhamma drinks
with a heart that’s clear and cool.
One so wise e’er delights
in Dhamma declared by the Noble.

Irrigators govern waters,
fletchers fashion shafts,
as joiners shape their timber
those who are wise tame themselves.

Just as a mighty boulder
stirs not with the wind,
so the wise are never moved
either by praise or blame.

Even as a fathomless lake,
a lake so calm and clear,
so dhammas having heard
serene the wise become.

Everything the good renounce,
the peaceful chatter not of fond delights,
and whether touched by pleasure or pain
nor joy or woe in the wise is seen.

Neither for one’s own, nor for another’s sake
one should wish for children, wealth, estate,
nor success desire by means unjust,
thus virtuous, and wise, righteous one would be.

Among folk, they are few
who go to the Further Shore,
most among humanity
scurry on this hither shore.

The saint’s quotes: Buddha Quotes

With journey finished and sorrowless,
from everything completely free,
for one who has loosened all the ties
passion’s fever is not found.

Mindful Ones exert themselves,
in no abode do they delight,
as swans abandoning their lake
home after home they leave behind.

For those who don’t accumulate,
who well reflect upon their food,
they have as range the nameless and
the void of perfect freedom too.
As birds that wing through space,
hard to trace their going.

For whom pollutions are destroyed,
not attached to any food,
he has as range the nameless and
the void of perfect freedom too.
As birds that wing through space,
hard to trace his going.

Buddha Quotes

Whose faculties are pacified
as steeds by charioteers well-tamed,
with pride abandoned, unpolluted,
to even devas this One’s dear.

Like the earth is one who’s well-behaved,
secure and not resentful,
as city-post, as a filth-free lake,
no wanderings-on for One Who’s Thus.

Peaceful his mind and peaceful
his speech and actions too,
perfect in knowledge of freedom,
One Thus is of utmost peace.

With no beliefs, the Unmade known,
#with fetters finally severed,
with karmas cut and craving shed,
attained to humanity’s heights.

Whether in town or woods,
whether in the vale, on the hill,
wherever dwell the Arahatsso pleasing there the earth.

Delightful are the forests
where folk do not delight,
there the Passionless delight,
they’re not pleasure-seekers.

Thousand Quotes: Buddha Quotes

Through a thousand speeches be
composed of meaningless lines,
better the single meaningful line
one hears, then comes to calm.

Though a thousand verses are
composed of meaningless lines,
better the single line of verse
one hears, then comes to calm.

Though a thousand verses chant
composed of meaningless lines,
better the single Dhamma-line
one hears, then comes to calm.

Though a thousand times a thousand
in battle, one may conquer,
yet should one conquer just oneself
one is the greatest conqueror.

Greater the conquest of oneself
than subjugating others,
that one who’s always self-restrained,
that one who’s tamed of self.

Neither deva nor minstrel divine,
nor Mara together with Brahma,
can overthrow the victory
of such a one as this.

Month by month for a hundred years
a thousand one might sacrifice,
but if for only a moment one
might honor the self-developed,
such honor was better by far
than a century of sacrifice.

One might tend for a hundred years
the forest’s sacred fire,
but if for only a moment one
might honor the self-developed,
such honor was better by far
than centuries of sacrifice.

Whatever one who merits seeks
should for a year make a sacrifice,
all comes not to a quarter part
of honoring the Noble.

For one of respectful nature
whoever the elders honors,
long life and beauty, joy and strength,
these qualities increase.

Evil quotes: Buddha Quotes

As long as evil ripens not
even the evil one goodness knows,
but when the evil ripens
then the person evil knows.

As long as goodness ripens not
even the good one evil knows,
but when the goodness ripens
then that person knows the good.

Think lightly not of evil,
‘It will not come to me’,
for by the falling of water drops
a water jar is filled.
The fool with evil fills himself,
he soaks up little by little.

Think lightly not of goodness,
‘It will not come to me’,
for by the falling of water drops
a water jar is filled.
The sage with goodness fills himself,
he soaks up little by little.

As a merchant on a perilous path,
great wealth having little guard,
as a life-loving man with poison
so with evil heedful be.

Who offends the inoffensive,
the innocent and blameless one,
upon that fool does evil fall
as fine dust flung against the wind.

Some find birth within a womb,
evil-doer quicken in hell,
good-farers to the heavens go,
the Unpolluted wholly cool.

Neither in sky nor surrounding by sea,
nor by dwelling in a mountain cave,
nowhere is found that place on the earth
where one’s from evil karma free.

Neither in sky nor surrounding by sea,
nor by dwelling in a mountain cave,
nowhere is found that place on the earth
where one’s by death not overcome.

punishment Quotes: Buddha Quotes

All tremble at force,
of death are all afraid.
Likening others to oneself
kill not nor cause to kill.

All tremble at force,
dear is life to all.
Likening others to oneself
kill not nor cause to kill.

Whoever harms with force
those desiring happiness,
as a seeker after happiness
one gains no future joy.

Whoever doesn’t harm with force
those desiring happiness,
as a seeker after happiness
one gains future joy. ( Buddha Quotes )

Speak not harshly to another folk,
speaking so, they may retort.
Dukkha indeed is quarrelsome speech
and force for force may hurt you.

I like a broken gong
never you reverberate,
quarreling’s not part of you,
that Nibbana’s reached.

As with force, the cowherds drive
their cattle out to graze,
like this decay and death drive out
the life from all beings.

When the fool does evil deeds
their end he does not know,
such karma burns the one unwise
as one who’s scorched by fire.

Whoever forces the forceless
or offends the inoffensive,
speedily comes indeed
to one of these ten states:

Sharp pain or deprivation,
or injury to the body,
or to a serious disease,
derangement of the mind;

Old age quotes

Why this laughter, why this joy,
when it’s ever blazing?
Shrouded all about in the gloom
won’t you look for the light? ( Buddha Quotes )

See this body beautiful
a mass of sores, a congeries,
much considered but miserable
where nothing’s stable, nothing persists.

All decrepit is this body,
diseases’ nest and frail;
this foul mass is broken up
for life does end in death.

These dove-hued bones
scattered in Fall,
like long white gourds,
what joy in seeing them?

This city’s made of bones
plastered with flesh and blood,
within are stored decay and death,
besmearing and conceit.

Even royal chariots rot,
the body to does rot, decay,
but undecaying’s Dhamma of the Good
who to the good declare.

Just as the ox grows old
so this man of little learning:
his fleshiness increases,
his wisdom doesn’t grow.

Trough many of samsara’s births
I hasten to seek, finding not
the builder of this house:
pain is birth again, again.

O builder of this house you’re seen,
you shall not build a house again,
all your beams have given away,
rafters of the ridge decayed,
mind to the unconditioned gone,
exhaustion of craving has it reached.

Who has not led the holy life
nor riches won while young,
they linger on as aged cranes
around a fished-out pond.

self quotes

If one holds oneself as dear,
protected, one protects oneself.
One who’s wise should be aware
through all the watches three.

One should first establish
oneself in what is proper.
One may then teach others,
and wise, one is not blamed.

As one teaches others
so should one do oneself?
Well-tamed, one may tame others,
oneself to tame is hard.

Oneself is a refuge of oneself,
who else indeed could refuge be?
By good training of oneself
one gains a refuge hard to gain.

By oneself is evil done,
it’s born of self and self-produced.
Evil grinds the unwise one
as diamond does the hardest gem.

He whose conduct’s very bad
like oak-tree choked with ivy,
so he does towards himself
what enemies would wish.

Easy is what’s bad to do,
what’s harmful to oneself.
But what is good, of benefit,
is very hard to do.

Whatever man unwise relies on
on evil views and so condemns
the Teaching of the Arahats,
or Noble Ones who Dhamma live,
he, like a bamboo fruiting,
fruits to self-destruction.

By oneself is evil done,
#by oneself defiled,
$by oneself, it’s left undone,
@by self alone, one purified.
Purity, impurity on oneself depend,
no one can purify another.

Let none neglect their good
for others’ good however great.
Know well oneself’s own good
and to that good attend.

Word Quotes

That Buddha traceless of infinite range
whose victory none may e’er undo,
whose vanquished follow to no world,
then by which track will you trace him?

That Buddha traceless of infinite range
in whom’s no entangling craving
and no ensnaring not anywhere lead,
then by which track will you trace him?

E’er intent on concentration,
joyful in the peace of letting go,
mindful, wise, the perfect Buddhas,
to even devas they are dear.

Human birth is hard to gain,
hard for mortals is their life,
to come to Dhamma True is hard,
rare the Buddha’s arising.

Every evil never doing
and in wholesomeness increasing
and one’s heart well-purifying:
this is the Buddha’s Teaching.

Patience’s the austerity supreme,
Nibbana’s supreme the Buddhas say.
One who irks or others harms
is not ordained or monk become.

Not reviling, neither harming,
restrained to limit ‘freedom’s’ way,
knowing reason in one’s food,
dwelling for in solitude,
and striving in the mind sublime:
this is the Buddha’s Teaching.

Not by a rain of golden coins
is found desires’ satiety,
desires are dukkha, of little joy,
thus a wise one understands.

Even with pleasures heavenly
that one finds no delight,
the perfect Buddha’s pupil
delights in craving’s end.

Many a refuge do they seek
on hills, in woods, to sacred trees,
to monasteries and shrines they go.
Folk by fear tormented.

Happiness quotes

We the unhasting life
happily midst the haters,
among the hating humans
from hatred dwell we free.

We who are healthy live
happily midst the unhealthy,
among unhealthy humans
from ill-health dwell we free. ( Buddha Quotes )

We the unfrenzied life
happily midst the frenzied,
among the frenzied humans
from frenzy dwell we free.

We for whom there’s naught
live indeed so happily,
joy-stained we’ll be
like resplendent gods.

The victory gives rise to hate,
those defeated lie in pain,
happily rest the Peaceful
surrendering victory-defeat.

There’s no fire like lust,
no evil like aversion,
#no dukkha like the aggregates,
no higher bliss than Peace. ( Buddha Quotes )

Hunger is the greatest ill,
the greatest dukkha – conditionedness,
knowing this reality at it is:
Nibbana bliss supreme.

Health’s the greatest gain,
contentment, best of wealth,
trusting’s best of kin,
Nibbana bliss supreme.

Having drunk of solitude
and tasted Peace Sublime,
free from sorrow, evil-free,
one drinks of Dhamma’s joy.

So fair’s the sight of Noble Ones,
ever good their company,
by relating not to fools
ever happy one may be.

affection quotes 

Don’t consort with dear ones at any time, nor those not dears, 
‘is dukkha not to see the dear, 
‘tis dukkha seeing those not dear. 

Others then do not make dear for hard’s the parting from them. 
For whom there is no dear, under in them, no bonds are found. 

From endearment grief is born,
from endearment fear, 
one who is endearment-free 
has no grief – how to fear. 

From affection grief is born, 
from affection fear, 
one who is affection-free 
has no grief – how fear? ( Buddha Quotes )

From attachment grief is born, 
from attachment fear, 
one who is attachment-free 
has no grief – how fear? 

One with a wish for the Undeclared, 
with a mind so well-pervaded, 
a mind not bound in pleasures of sense, 
an ‘upstream-goer’s’ called. 

Anger Quotes 

Anger and pride should one forsake, 
all fetters cast aside, 
dukkha’s none were no desire, 
no binding to body or mind. 

Who checks arising anger as with chariot away, 
that one I call a charioteer, 
others merely grip the reins. 

Anger conquer by amity, 
evil conquer with good, 
by giving conquer miserly, 
with truth the speaker of falsity. 

Speak the truth and be not angry, 
from little give to one who asks, 
by these conditions three to go unto the presence of the gods. 

Those sages inoffensive in body e’er restrained go unto the Deathless State where gone they grieve no more. ( Buddha Quotes )

An ancient saying, Atula, 
not only said today – 
‘They are blamed who silent sit, 
who often speak they too are blamed, 
and blamed are they of measured speech’ – 
there’s none in the world unblamed. 

Who’s to blame that one so fine as a gem from Jambu stream? 
Even the devas that one praise, 
by Brahma to is praised. 

impurities quotes 

Now a withered leaf are you
and now Death’s men draw near,
now you stand at the parting gates
but waybread you have none.
Make an island of yourself,
quickly strive and wise become,
freed from stain and passionless
to go to the Pure Abodes.

Even now the end draws near,
to the presence of death, you’ve fared.
Along the path’s no place for rest
and waybread you have none.

Make an island of yourself,
quickly strive and wise become,
freed from stain and passionless
you’ll not return, take flesh, decay.

Little by little, time after time,
successively then let the sage
blow away all blemishes
just as a smith with silver.

As rust arisen out of iron
itself that iron eats away,
so karmas are done beyond what’s wise
lead to a state of woe.

For oral tradition, non-recitation,
in household life, non-exertion,
the fair of form when slovenly,
a sentry’s sloth: all blemishes.

In mankind, conduct culpable,
with givers, avariciousness,
all blemishes these evil things
in this world or the next.

More basic than these blemishes
is ignorance, the worst of all.
Abandoning this blemish then,
be free of blemish, monks!

Easy the life for a shameless one
who bold and forward as a crow,
are slanderer and braggart too:
this one’s completely stained.

established quotes

Whoever judges hastily
does Dhamma not uphold,
a wise one should investigate
truth and untruth both.
Who others guide impartially
with carefulness, with Dhamma,
that wise one Dhamma guards,
a ‘Dhamma-holder’s’ called.

Just because articulate
one’s not thereby wise,
hateless, fearless and secure,
a ‘wise one’ thus is called.

Just because articulate
one’s not skilled in Dhamma;
but one who’s heard even little
and Dhamma in the body sees,
that one is skilled indeed,
not heedless of the Dhamma.

A man is not an Elder
though his head be grey,
he’s just fully ripe in years,
‘aged-in-vain’ he’s called.

In whom are truth and Dhamma too,
harmlessness, restraint, control,
he’s steadfast, rid of blemishes,
an ‘Elder’ he is called.?

Not by eloquence alone
or by the lovely countenance
is a person beautiful
if jealous, boastful, mean.

But ‘beautiful’ is called that one
in whom these are completely shed,
uprooted, utterly destroyed,
a wise one purged of hate.

By shave head no Samana
if with deceit, no discipline.
Engrossed in greed and selfishness
how shall he be a Samana?

All evils altogether he
subdues both fine and gross.
Having subdued al evil he
indeed is called a ‘Samana’.

miscellaneous quotes 

But for who always practice well 
bodily mindfulness, 
do never what should not be done, 
for mindful ones, the full-aware, 
pollutions fade away. 

Well awakened, they’re awake ever the Buddha’s pupils who constantly by day, by night are mindful of the Buddha. 
$Well awakened, they’re awake ever the Buddha’s pupils who constantly by day, by night are mindful of the Dhamma. 
@Well awakened, they’re awake ever the Buddha’s pupils who constantly by day, by night are mindful of the Sangha. 
#Well awakened, they’re awake ever the Buddha’s pupils who constantly by day, by night are mindful of the body. 

path quotes 

Of paths, the Eight-fold is the best, 
of truths the statement four, 
the passionless of teachings best, 
of humankind the Seer. 
This is the path, no other’s there for the purity of insight, 
enter then upon this path bemusing Mara utterly. 

When with wisdom one discerns the transience of conditioned things one wearily from dukkha turns to tread the path to purity. 

Though time to strive, not striving, 
while young and strong yet indeed, 
weak-minded and irresolute: 
one finds not wisdom’s way. 

From endeavor wisdom springs, 
lacking effort wisdom wanes: 
having known this two-fold path 
either to progress or decline 
so should one exhort oneself 
that wisdom may increase. 

hell quotes 

With one denying the truth, there goes to hell, 
that one who has done says ‘I did not’. 
Both of them are making the karmas base are equal after death. 

Better to eat a ball of iron glowing like a flame of fire then one should eat the country’s alms immoral and unrestrained. 

Four things befall that heedless one 
sleeping with one who’s wed: 
demerit gained but not good sleep, 
third is blame while fourth is hell. 

Demerit’s gained an evil birth, 
scared man and women – brief their joy, 
the king decrees a heavy doom: 
so none should sleep with the one who’s wed. 

As blady grass when wrongly grasped the hand does lacerate so a mishandled monastic life drags one-off to hell. 

Whatever of karmas slacks, 
whatever of vows corrupt, 
a faltering in the holy life never brings ample fruit. 

great quotes 

Many folks are ill-behaved 
but I shall endure abuse as the elephant in battle arrows shot from a bow. 

The tusker tamed they lead in crowds, 
the king he mounts the tamed, 
noblest of humans are the tamed 
who can endure abuse?

Excellent are mules when tamed and thoroughbred from Sindh, 
noble the elephant of state, 
better still one tamed of self. 

Surely not on mounts like these 
one goes the Unfrequented Way 
as one by self well-tamed 
is tamed and by the taming goes. 

Hard to check the tusker Dhanapala, 
in a rut with temple running pungently, 
bound, e’ en a morsel he’ll not eat for the recalls the elephant-forest longingly. 

A sluggard stupid, steeped in gluttony, 
who’s sleep-engrossed, who wallows as he lies, 
like a great porker stuffed, engorged with swill, 
comes ever and again into a womb. 

craving quotes

As creeping ivy craving grows
in one living carelessly.
Like this, one leaps from life to life
as an ape in the forest seeking fruit.

Whomsoever in this world
this wretched clinging craving routs
for such a one do sorrows grow
as grass well-soaked with rain.

But whoever in the world
routs wretched craving hard to quell,
from such a one do sorrows fall
like water drops from a lotus leaf.

Prosperity to you, I say,
to all assembled here!
When needing grass’s fragrant root
so craving extirpate.
Don’t let Mara break you again
and again as a torrent a reed!

As tree through felled shoots up again
its roots are safe and firm
so this dukkha grows again
while latent craving’s unremoved.

For whom the six and thirty streams
so forceful flow to seeming sweet
floods of thought that spring from lust
sweep off such wrong view holder.

Everywhere these streams are swirling,
up-bursting creepers rooted firm.
Seeing the craving-creeper there
with wisdom cut its root!

To beings, there are pleasures streaming
sticky with desire,
steeped in comfort, happiness seeking,
such ones do come to birth, decay.

Who follow craving are assailed,
they tremble as the hare ensnared,
held fast by fetter and by bonds
so long they come to dukkha again.

Who follow craving are assailed,
they tremble as the hare ensnared,
so let a bhikkhu craving quell
whose aim is passionlessness

monk quotes

The right is restraint in the eye,
restraint in the ear is right,
right is restraint in the nose,
restraint in the tongue is right.

The right is restraint in the body,
restraint in speech is right,
right is restraint in the mind,
everywhere restraint is right.
The bhikkhu everywhere restrained
is from all dukkha free.

With hands controlled and feet controlled,
in speech as well as head controlled,
delighting in the inward collectedness
alone, content, a bhikkhu’s called.

Whatever bhikkhu tongue-controlled
speaks wisely and who is not proud,
who theory and practice can expound,
sweet as honey is his speech.

The bhikkhu who in Dhamma dwells,
in Dhamma delighting and pondering,
remembering the Dhamma – he
does not decline from Dhamma True.

He should not disdain his gains
nor live of others envious,
the bhikkhu who is envious
does not attain collectedness.
Disdaining not his gains,
though little he receives,
pure of life and keen
that bhikkhu devas praise.

For whom there is no making ‘mine’
towards all name and form,
who does not grieve for what is not,
he’s truly ‘bhikkhu’ called.

The bhikkhu in kindness abiding,
bright in the Buddha’s Teaching
can come to the Place of Peace,
the bliss of conditionedness ceased.

O bhikkhu bail this boat,
when emptied it will swiftly go.
Having severed lust and hate
thus to Nibbana you’ll go.

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