Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.— Confucius
Professional Buddhist Philosophy quotations
Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.
However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?
"All conditioned things are impermanent" - when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering.
My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.
With our thoughts we make the world.
I follow four dictates: face it, accept it, deal with it, then let it go.
What yoga philosophy and all the great Buddhist teachings tells us is that solidity is a creation of the ordinary mind and that there never was anything permanent to begin with that we could hold on to. Life would be much easier and substantially less painful if we lived with the knowledge of impermanence as the only constant.
Leisure is the mother of philosophy.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker.
A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life;
foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
All philosophies are mental fabrications.
There has never been a single doctrine by which one could enter the true essence of things.
By All means marry, if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
From the high spiritual flights of the Vedanta philosophy, of which the latest discoveries of science seem like echoes, to the low ideas of idolatry with its multifarious mythology, the agnosticism of the Buddhists and the atheism of the Jains, each and all have a place in the Hinduism religion.
The gift of truth excels all other gifts.
Believe nothing, No matter where you read it, Or who has said it, Not even if I have said it, Unless it agrees with your own reason And your own common sense.
The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don't wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.
If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.
Whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings...that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
I do a lot of reading on Buddhist philosophy, and a Buddhist nun named Pema Chödrön talks a lot about acceptance. It's one of the main tenets of Buddhism - accepting that what is, is. The root of our suffering is when we just don't want to accept a truth. We want something to be different than it is.
The Dali Lama and other notable Buddhist teachers have now indicated that since the world has plunged into a dark age, the information available in the tantras, which include the very, very powerful Kundalini release techniques, should be made available to the public.
I practice Buddhist philosophy and contemplation but I don't know if I'm more of anything.
The one philosophy or religion I find I am most close to is the Buddhist one.
I think it is the one that respects others and the one that doesn't say that this is the only way. I think happiness is the moment when - if you've forgotten those little things - they suddenly come back into focus for you.
I never really wanted to have a Guru, I was more interested in Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and had a psychological background in college, but he had so much love. To be with him, there was nowhere else to be and nothing else to do. Nothing he taught, philosophy or meditation, are the things I went to India to look for, or was interested in, but he sort of jumped into my heart and then pulled, he pried it open.
To me this technical acceptation seems not applicable here, where we have to deal with the simplest moral precepts, and not with psychological niceties of Buddhist philosophy.
In the world of Buddhist mind, in the advanced states, we go beyond time, space, life, death and Newsweek.
Tantric Buddhists don't believe in sin. Stupidity, yes, meaning we make ourselves or others suffer.
'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.
My experience with forgiveness is that it sort of comes spontaneously at a certain point and to try to force it it's not really forgiveness. It's Buddhist philosophy or something spiritual jargon that you're trying to live up to but you're just using it against yourself as a reason why you're not okay.