Buddha is the religion that founded by Siddharta Gautama. Siddharta born on Lumbini Garden, located at the foot of the Himalaya Mountain.
His name Siddhartha means “a man who can achieve anything” and Gautama means “come for the ancentors whom a great teacher”.
When Siddharta was born, there was a flow that came from the sky and wash his body. So, he become clean and holy.
After that, he can stand up, walk directly to the north and place that he stepped on is grew lotus.
His father ever asked the fortune teller about Siddhartha’s future and the Fortune-teller is amazed when he saw Siddharta.
He saw a 32 signs on Siddharta that sign of a great life. Even he became a Chakrawati (a great king) or become a religious person.
His father is worried if Siddharta became an ascetic. So, the fortune teller provide a conditions, Siddharta is prohibitted to see an old man, sick people, dead people, and ascetic.
But, Siddharta is out from the pallace and see all of those things. An he began to think, why all the people around him not preparing himself to those conditions?
After the thinking process, at the age of 29 years old, Siddharta decided to out from the palace and find the answer.
Siddharta found his enlightenment under the bodhi tree. And that enlightenment is spread in form of religion call Buddhism.
Get to know more about Siddharta Gautama thought in 60 Buddha quotes in understanding life.
1. “Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.”
2. “There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.”
3. “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
4. “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”
5. “The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.”
6. “A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”
7. “If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.”
8. “The trouble is, you think you have time.”
9. “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”
10. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
11. “Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?.“
12. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
13. “To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”
14. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
15. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”
16. “Purity or impurity depends on oneself, no one can purify another.”
17. “The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.
18. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.”
19. “If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us?”
20. “When it hurts, observe. Life is trying to teach you something.”
21. “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
22. “The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.”
23. “Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment. “
24. “If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”
25. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”
26. “The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.”
27. “Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.”
28. “The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest.”
29.“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”
30. “Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.”
31. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”
32. “If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.”
33. “Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters bend wood; the wise master themselves.”
34. “Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.”
35. “Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.”
36. “Give, even if you only have a little.”
37. “However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?”
38. “Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.”
39. “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”
40. “If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone.”
41.” Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.”
42. “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?”
43. ““Delight in meditation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker.”
44. “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.”
45. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
46. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
47. “Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.”
48. “Like a fine flower, beautiful to look at but without scent, fine words are fruitless in a man who does not act in accordance with them.”
49. A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
50. “Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
51. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
52. “Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.”
53. ““Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.”
54. “Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.”
55.” “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”
56. “Nothing is permanent.”
57. “Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.”
58. ““Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.”
59. “Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you.”
60. “Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.”
Siddharta Gautama thought on Buddhism, not only relevant for buddhis but also all human in the world.