Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.— Gautama Buddha
Floundering Buddhism Happiness quotations
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?
Learn to be happy in any and all circumstances, whether you're experiencing pleasure or pain, whether there's loss or gain, whether the world loves you or hates you. Learn to be happy.
By breaking down our sense of self-importance, all we lose is a parasite that has long infected our minds. What we gain in return is freedom, openness of mind, spontaneity, simplicity, altruism: all qualities inherent in happiness.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
The basic root of happiness lies in our minds;
outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favourable.
In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
In the chakras, it's the heart chakra, anahata, the central chakra, three above and three below, which symbolizes happiness and love, psychic oneness, spiritual understanding.
With our thoughts we make the world.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought; what we think we become.
Many people think excitement is happiness.
... But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.
We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act.
Take a couple of days by yourself and rent a nice cabin in some nice, happy place. Stay a day or two and meditate and take walks in areas that feel good to you. Find out who you are again. Remember.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
I am against conversion (to Buddhism).
In my speech at UN, the first thing I said was that I am for conversion, but not from one organised religion to another, but from misery to happiness, from bondage to liberation.
The secret of happiness lies in the mind's release from worldly ties.
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant.
Concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Sometimes it is hard to see in life. If the fog rolls in we can't see anything. Most people get caught up in life that they forget the purpose of life is to be happy.
The abuse of power takes happiness away.
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love.
Angry people, unhappy people, people that seek to injure others, these people all have something in common. They waste energy. They don't conserve it and they don't know how to increase it.
The trick in life is to find out where you belong.
Once you find out where you belong, you will be happy there.
Buddhism teaches us that happiness does not come from any kind of acquisitiveness, be it material or psychological. Happiness comes from letting go. In Buddhism, the impenetrable, separate, and individuated self is more of the problem than the solution.
Envy and jealousy stem from the fundamental inability to rejoice at someone else's happiness or success
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
Love is self-realization. Love is liberation. The only way beyond time, to unravel the knot of existence, is to love.
He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.
Happiness is the main object of our aspirations, whatever name we give to it: fulfilment, deep satisfaction, serenity, accomplishment, wisdom, fortune, joy or inner peace, and however we try to seek it: creativity, justice, altruism, striving, completion of a plan or a piece of work.
If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Leave behind the passive dreaming of a rose-tinted future.
The energy of happiness exists in living today with roots sunk firmly in reality's soil.
Purity is essential for just your own peace of mind;
otherwise, you'll go through this world like a mad person, howling and screaming and cursing, never satisfied, never happy.