Everyone makes mistakes. The wise are not people who never make mistakes, but those who forgive themselves and learn from their mistakes.

— Ajahn Brahm

The most grateful Ajahn Brahm quotes to discover and learn by heart

The secret of life is... everything is out of control.


When life is good do not take it for granted as it will pass.

Be mindful, be compassionate and nurture the circumstances that find you in this good time so it will last longer. When life falls apart always remember that this too will pass. Life will have its unexpected turns.


When the weather is hot, keep a cool mind. When the weather is cold, keep a warm heart.


Understand the place of love in a spiritual life.

A powerful and blissful type of love has no conditions, no ownership and no people involved. Be free from fear. Be who you are. That is love.


Complaining is finding faults, wisdom is finding solutions


Peace is the most valuable commodity. And it's free!


The selfless giving, the service, the kindness which you give out into this world that is the currency of (the) meaning (of life).


Love, oneness, is no separation between you and life.

It is a progressive letting go, a progressive not fault finding. Just do nothing and love this moment. Its very beautiful and very deep.


What are people searching for in life? God.

In the christian scriptures, it says 'Be still and know you are God.' What is this? You are peace, compassion, truth, Love, freedom. Real love- the ability to love yourself so much that you forgive everything and you are at peace with yourself like a mother loves a child, not trying to be someone.


My first meditation teacher told me that there is no such thing as a bad meditation. He was right. During the difficult meditations you build up your strength, which creates meditation for peace.


Silence is so much more productive of wisdom and clarity in thinking.


Love is not liking somebody. Anyone can do that. Love is loving things that sometimes you don't like.


About Ajahn Brahm

Quotes 20 sayings
Birthday August 7, 1951

If you know how to let go and be at peace, you know everything you need to know about living in the world.


When you have abandoned all past and future, it is as if you have come alive.

You are here, mindful...the nature of all types of consciousness reveals itself.


Why seek revenge? Karma is going to get the bastards anyway


Life is what's happening while you're worrying.


Fear is finding fault with the future.


How many times have you tried to solve “the problem”? you’ll be trying to solve it not just until you die but for many more lifetimes. Instead, understand that this world is just the play of the senses. It’s the five khandhas doing their thing; it has nothing to do with you. It’s just people being people, the world being the world.


Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.