Teachings of Lord Buddha


Value of Meditation


“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”


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


To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.”


“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”


Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”


“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.”


“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.”


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


“What we think, we become.”


“We are what we think. We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”


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


“To understand everything is to forgive everything.”


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


“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”


Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”


“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.”


“On life’s journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.”


“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”


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.”


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


“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.”

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3 thoughts on “Teachings of Lord Buddha

  1. Pr Narendraprana

    Hari Om Swamiji,

    Thanks for sending these wonderful truths.

    With regards.

  2. Vimal Shrishrimal

    Respected Swamiji,
    Hari Om and Pranam,
    Thanks for sending Short sentences containing profound message therein.
    Personal warm regards,
    Vimal Shrishrimal

  3. Chitti Babu

    Lord Buddha’s teachings carefully selected by Guruji here can be our lifetime companions guiding us all along- esp when we receive the knocks and shocks of life.Thanks to Guruji for his guidance.

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