Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. A native of the ancient Shakya republic in the Himalayan foothills, Gautama Buddha taught primarily in northeastern India. Buddha means "awakened one" or "the enlightened one." "Buddha" is also used as a title for the first awakened being in an era. In most Buddhist traditions, Siddhārtha Gautama is regarded as the Supreme Buddha (Pali sammasambuddha, Sanskrit samyaksambuddha) of our age.

Friday Jun 9, 2023

Buddha: Doubt

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.

Friday Mar 31, 2023

Buddha: Your purpose in life

Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.

Friday Oct 7, 2022

Buddha: Your love and affection

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

Friday Sep 23, 2022

Buddha: The secret of health

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

Friday Jun 10, 2022

Buddha: You can conquer the world

Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity and the liar by speaking the truth.

Thursday Apr 21, 2022

Buddha: No path to happiness

There is no path to happiness:
happiness is the path.

Friday Mar 25, 2022

Buddha: The miracle of a single flower

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change. 

Friday Mar 18, 2022

Buddha: Kindness

Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.

Friday Mar 4, 2022

Buddha: With our thoughts

With our thoughts we make the world.

Friday Nov 26, 2021

Buddha: Your compassion

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.

Friday Oct 22, 2021

Buddha Wrong-doing and the mind

All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?

Thursday Sep 30, 2021

Buddha: Your Salvation

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

Friday Aug 27, 2021

Buddha: distinctions from our mind

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.

Thursday Aug 19, 2021

Buddha: Your thoughts

Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.

Friday Jul 30, 2021

Buddha: Holy words

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

Friday Jun 25, 2021

Buddha: Evil friends and wild beasts

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

Friday Jan 22, 2021

Buddha: Thoughts and Peace

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

Friday Jul 24, 2020

Buddha: What we do today

Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.

Friday Jul 17, 2020

Buddha: The secret to health for both body and mind

The secret to health for both body and mind is not mourn for the past, worry about the future, or antícipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

Friday Jul 10, 2020

Buddha: Our sorrows and wounds

Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.

Friday Jul 3, 2020

Buddha: Every experience

Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.

Monday Jun 1, 2020

Buddha: Change

Nothing is forever except change.

Monday May 4, 2020

Buddha: The rain

As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgements but rain your kindness equally on all.

Monday Mar 30, 2020

Buddha: Your body

To keep the body in good health is a duty otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

Tuesday Mar 10, 2020

Buddha: Truly love yourself

If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.

Thursday Mar 5, 2020

Buddha: Look after others

If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us?

Wednesday Feb 19, 2020

Buddha: Anger and punishment

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

Wednesday Feb 5, 2020

Buddha: Candles and happiness

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Friday Jan 24, 2020

Buddha: Hatred and love

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love;
this is the eternal rule.

Friday Dec 20, 2019

Buddha: True kind words

When words are both true and kind they can change the world.

Friday Nov 22, 2019

Buddha: Words

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

Thursday Nov 14, 2019

Buddha: The words you utter

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.

Friday Nov 8, 2019

Buddha: Virtue and Wisdom

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.

To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

Friday Nov 1, 2019

Buddha: Anger

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

Friday Aug 30, 2019

Buddha: The Mind

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.

Thursday Jul 25, 2019

Buddha: Silence and smile

Silence and smile are two powerful words. Smile is the way to solve many problems and silence is the way to avoid many problems.

Friday May 31, 2019

Buddha: Past, Future and Present

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

Friday May 17, 2019

Buddha: Triple truth

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Friday Apr 26, 2019

Buddha: Conquer yourself

Greater in battle than the man who would conquer a thousand-thousand men, is he who would conquer just one: himself.

Better to conquer yourself than others.

Friday Apr 19, 2019

Buddha: Believing

Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it.

Friday Apr 5, 2019

Buddha: Your health

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.

Friday Mar 22, 2019

Buddha: Beginning and ending

Everything that has a beginning has an ending.

Make your peace with that and all will be well.

Friday Mar 1, 2019

Buddha: What we are

All what we are is the result of what we have thought.

Friday Feb 22, 2019

Buddha: Being angry

To be angry is to let others' mistakes punish yourself.

Thursday Jan 17, 2019

Buddha: When the mind is pure

When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

Friday Dec 21, 2018

Buddha: The true religion

Be kind to all creatures;
this is the true religion.

Friday Dec 7, 2018

Buddha: Happiness

Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.

Friday Nov 30, 2018

Buddha: Learning from water

Lovely thing to learn from water:

Adjust yourself in every situation and in any shape.

But most importantly : Find your own way to flow.

Friday Nov 23, 2018

Buddha: Faults

It is easy to see the faults of others, but difficult to see one's own faults. One shows the faults of others like chaff winnowed in the wind but one conceals one's own faults as a cunning gambler conceals his dice.

Wednesday Nov 14, 2018

Buddha: The mind is like water

The mind is like water. When it is turbulent, it is difficult to see. When it is calm, everything becomes clear.

Friday Nov 2, 2018

Buddha: The lamp

If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.

Tuesday Sep 11, 2018

Buddha: Think, feel and imagine

What you think, you become.

What you feel, you attract.

What you imagine, you create.

Thursday Jul 26, 2018

Buddha: The snake's skin and our past

Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.

Tuesday Jul 17, 2018

Buddha: Who saves us

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

Thursday May 17, 2018

Buddha: The lotus and the wise one

As the lotus rises on it's stalk unsoiled by the mud and water, so the wise one speaks of peace and is unstained by the opinions of the world.

Friday Apr 6, 2018

Buddha: Rain, judgement and kindness

As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgements but rain your kindness equally on all.

Friday Mar 2, 2018

Buddha: Your work

Your work is to disover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.

Tuesday Jan 2, 2018

Buddha: Our minds

Since everything is a reflection of our minds...

Everything can be changed by our minds.

Friday Nov 10, 2017

Buddha: Our thoughts

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

Thursday Nov 2, 2017

Buddha: Rivers in clefts and in crevices

Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices: those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever’s not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.

Friday Oct 20, 2017

Buddha: Death is not to be feared

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.

Friday Sep 22, 2017

Buddha: Resistance to change

Change is never painful, only the resistance to change is painful.

Thursday Sep 7, 2017

Buddha: Happiness depends on ....

Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think.

Monday Aug 21, 2017

Buddha: A man's own mind

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

Friday Aug 11, 2017

Buddha: The path to wisdom

Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.

Friday Jun 16, 2017

Buddha: Beginning and ending

Everything that has a beginning has an ending.

Make your peace with that and all will be well.

Friday Jun 2, 2017

Buddha: Attachment

The root of suffering is attachment.

Friday May 12, 2017

Buddha: Nothing is permanent

Nothing is permanent.
Everything is subject to change.
Being is becoming.

Friday Mar 31, 2017

Buddha: Believe nothing

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it. Unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

Friday Mar 3, 2017

Buddha: Begin again

No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.

Friday Feb 3, 2017

Buddha: Errors

Look not to the faults of others,
nor to their omissions and commissions.
But rather look to your own acts,
to what you have done and left undone.

Wednesday Jan 11, 2017

Buddha: Purity and impurity

By oneself is evil done;
by oneself is one defiled.
By oneself is evil left undone;
by oneself is one made pure.
Purity and impurity depend on oneself;
no one can purify another.

Friday Dec 16, 2016

Buddha: A wise Critic

Should you find a wise critic to point out your faults, follow him as you would a guide to hidden treasure.

Friday Dec 9, 2016

Buddha: A solid rock

Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.

Friday Dec 2, 2016

Buddha: A disciplined mind

A disciplined mind brings happiness.

Friday Nov 25, 2016

Buddha: Your mind

Rule your mind or it will rule you.

Friday Nov 18, 2016

Buddha: A battle hard to win

Whoever doesn’t flare up at someone who’s angry wins a battle hard to win.

Friday Oct 14, 2016

Buddha: What do you lose?

You only lose what you cling to.

Monday Mar 9, 2015

Buddha: What do you see?

I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.

Friday Aug 15, 2014

Buddha: The importance of our thoughts

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

Friday Oct 18, 2013

Buddha: Where your way is

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.