We’ve collected the best Buddhist Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Sharon Salzberg, Pooja Bedi, Joni Mitchell, Alan Ball, Joan Baez. Use them as an inspiration.
In Buddhist teaching, ignorance is considered the fundamental cause of violence – ignorance… about the separation of self and other… about the consequences of our actions.
Now my children also don’t have a particular religion as I also didn’t have. The only difference is that now they have Muslim and Parsi also in their blood. So they may be called Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Sikh, Christian and Parsi!
I’m a Buddhist.
I’m a Buddhist, so one of my biggest beliefs is, ‘Everything changes, don’t take it personally.’
I spend a lot of time with Buddhists. I’m not a Buddhist, but their relationship with death interests me.
I used homeopathy, acupuncture, yoga and meditation in conjunction with my chemotherapy to help me get stronger again after the cancer. I also chanted with Buddhist friends and prayed with Christian friends. I covered all my bases.
It’s not like I’m a Buddhist or anything, but I think we’ve all got, to a certain extent, a predestined life. My journey took me from Boston to Philadelphia to Oakland to Los Angeles and then as a broadcaster. I’ve been fortunate.
Bodhisattva is enlightened in the Buddhist philosophy, religion, tradition. He’s enlightened. It’s fine – I don’t really fight it – but many people use the term ‘zen‘ and terms like ‘nirvana,’ ‘enlightenment‘ in an almost superficial way. It’s not that complicated.
The thing the Buddhists and the Sufis have in common is a belief that religious certainties are destructive.
I’m working at trying to be a Christian, and that’s serious business. It’s like trying to be a good Jew, a good Muslim, a good Buddhist, a good Shintoist, a good Zoroastrian, a good friend, a good lover, a good mother, a good buddy – it’s serious business.
I know there are footballers who want to fight for justice, whether Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, any belief.
I’m in awe of the universe, but I don’t necessarily believe there’s an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. The incense is powerful and provocative, whether Buddhist or Catholic.
I’m a Buddhist and active in my Buddhist’s Association, and I’m actually a National Young Women‘s representative for the organization, so I travel a lot helping young women who are practicing Buddhism.
My mom‘s actually a Buddhist. My dad‘s a Christian and he was a Muslim, but he converted to Christianity.
From the Buddhist point of view, it is true that emptiness is a characteristic of all of life – if we look carefully at any experience we will find transparency, insubstantiality, with no solid, unchanging core to our experience. But that does not mean that nothing matters.
A fully engaged imagination is essential to the spiritual practice of the Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana School, whose artistic tradition is in service of consciousness transformation.
I am a Buddhist.
When she was younger, my mother was quite committed to Roman Catholicism. But she got disillusioned with it and moved closer to something like Buddhist beliefs near the end of her life.
‘The Last Airbender’ is genetically engineered for me. I love martial arts. I study it. The movie‘s based on a lot of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy. I was raised Hindu.
If you’re a politician, you might want to learn the Buddhist way of negotiation. Restoring communication and bringing back reconciliation is clear and concrete in Buddhism.
Because of my Buddhist practice, I’m never lacking for inspiration.
In many traditions, the world was sung into being: Aboriginal Australians believe their ancestors did so. In Hindu and Buddhist thought, Om was the seed syllable that created the world.
In a way, light unites the spiritual world and the ephemeral, physical world. People frequently talk about spiritual experiences using the vocabulary of light: Saul on the road to Damascus, near-death experiences, samadhi or the light-filled void of Buddhist enlightenment.
A lot of people believe that when you are Buddhist, you are the Dalai Lama. I’m certainly not.
I’m fascinated by caddy Buddhists popping up all over Hollywood and people that take themselves too seriously.
Thanks to my Buddhist faith, to the positivity that arose from prayer, I put the optimism of determination before the pessimism of logic and reason.
To a Buddhist, contradictions only exist in a mind that has been forced to cultivate them.
So, immediately after that, I got a commission to write a piece for chamber orchestra, and in working on the material I discovered it was possible to incorporate the Buddhist teachings into the music, so that’s what I started to do.
The idea that Buddhism denies what is called in the West ‘individual immortality‘ is a mistake, so far as the Buddhist scriptures are concerned.
We’ve always seen ourselves as Indian. We’ve never seen ourselves as Hindus or Muslims or Christians or Buddhists.
I’m not Buddhist, but I am drawn to it because it seems the most beneficial of organised religions and the most compassionate.
I grew up in a mostly Buddhist environment.
Palestinians are Christian, Muslims, atheist, Buddhist – you name it. And the majority I know have nothing against Judaism and everything against Israeli oppression.
Buddhist practices offer a way of saying, ‘Hey, come back over here, reconnect.’ The only way that you’ll actually wake up and have some freedom is if you have the capacity and courage to stay with the vulnerability and the discomfort.
My relationship with my father was absolutely wonderful. He was the love of my life and pivotal in my life. He was a good, kind man with very strong Buddhist and spiritual beliefs. He could do no wrong and he was my best friend until he died in 2009.
My mother was a Tibetan Buddhist.
Western Buddhists in many ways are much serious Buddhists than Tibetans are.
I like change. There’s something Buddhist about it – continuous change is wonderful.
A friend of mine told me a bunch of stuff on Buddhism and about Avicii being the lowest level of Buddhist hell, and it just sort of got stuck in my head. Later on when I went to setup a MySpace, I tried a bunch of names and they were all taken so I just kind of ended up with Avicii and then I got really attached to it.