Siddhartha Gautama, the Founder of Buddhism was born about 583 BCE, in or near what is now Nepal (formerly Northern India). Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama , Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha.
His father, King Suddhodana, was leader of a large clan called the Shakya.His mother, Queen Maya, died shortly after his birth.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth,faithfulness the best relationship.
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.
What we think, we become.
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.
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
A jug fills drop by drop.
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
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.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.
To keep the body in good health is a duty … otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
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.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
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.
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
The tongue like a sharp knife … Kills without drawing blood.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
He is able who thinks he is able.
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.
Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
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