Quotes of Buddhism

“ There are no mundane things outside of Buddhism, and there is no Buddhism outside of mundane things. ”

- Yuan Wu

“ When I discovered Buddhism, I realized that Buddhism agrees with that. Buddhism adds something, too, which is that your life also never begins. It's eternal. ”

- Herbie Hancock

“ Buddhism is not a creed, it is a doubt. ”

- Gilbert K. Chesterton

“ What I can do is find the keys that will plug into my own 30 years of training in Buddhism, and find things that are parallel or resonant in the work that I have done. ”

- Richard Gere

“ The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. The religion which based on experience, which refuses dogmatic. If there's any religion that would cope the scientific needs it will be Buddhism. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ Buddhism opened me up to seeing things from the standpoint of being a human being - looking at the purpose of action and the effects on life. ”

- Herbie Hancock

“ I feel a lot more secure about the directions I take, than I might have, had I not practiced Buddhism. ”

- Herbie Hancock

“ If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ 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. ”

- Gautama Buddha

“ Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ”

- Confucius

“ In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision. ”

- Dalai Lama

“ Zen Buddhism is a discipline where belief isn't necessary. ”

- David Sylvian

“ To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings. ”

- Bodhidharma

“ 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. ”

- Gautama Buddha

“ There are things that I value now that I didn't when I first went over there, like Zen Buddhism, which has become part of my life over the last couple years. ”

- Matthew

“ I am a simple Buddhist monk. ”

- Dalai Lama

“ There is nothing in Christianity or Buddhism that quite matches the sympathetic unselfishness of an oyster. ”

- H. H. Munro

“ I don't know what religious people do. I kind of wished I'd been a Christian with the blind faith that God is doing the right thing. As a Buddhist, you feel like you have more control over the situation, and that you can change your karma. ”

- Marcia Wallace

“ In Buddhism we have relative truth and absolute truth. ”

- Dalai Lama

“ Buddhism has helped me toward gaining control over my own destiny, and given me the courage to follow directions I believe in. ”

- Herbie Hancock

“ One thing that Buddhism teaches you is that every moment is an opportunity to change. ”

- Ron Reagan

“ Do not think of how big the universe is, it will merely hurt your head. ”

- Buddha

“ You only lose what you cling to. ”

- Buddha

“ There are no mundane things outside of Buddhism, and there is no Buddhism outside of mundane things. ”

- Nagarjuna

“ Buddhism has had a major effect on who I am and how I think about the world. What I have learned is that I like all religions, but only parts of them. ”

- Uma Thurman

“ Other highlights? When I started practicing Buddhism 21 years ago. Marrying the woman I married 26 years ago; my wife is quite a woman. The birth of my daughter. Joining Miles Davis' band. ”

- Herbie Hancock

“ On the contrary, Subhuti, those Bodhisattvas who, when these words of the sutra are being taught, will find even one single thought of serene faith, will be such as have honoured many hundreds of thousands of Buddhas, such as have planted their roots. ”

- Buddha

“ Our civilization, bequeathed to us by fierce adventurers, eaters of meat and hunters, is so full of hurry and combat, so busy about many things which perhaps are of no importance, that it cannot but see something feeble in a civilization which smiles as it refuses to make the battlefield the test of excellence. ”

- James Joyce

“ We could say that meditation doesn't have a reason or doesn't have a purpose. In this respect it's unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don't do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition… ”

- Alan Watts

“ Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and the spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity. ”

- Albert Einstein
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