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10 simple sayings from Buddha that will change your life

Buddha gained a huge amount of fame during his lifetime for simply offering basic advice for everyday living.

Far removed from the priests that believed they were “chosen”, Buddha was accessible to anyone who lived nearby.
Peasants, government officials, and kings were all treated with the same amount of respect and advice.
To him, there was no difference between them.
That’s why when we read Buddha’s words, we’re actually getting his unfiltered view of what he thought about happiness, simple living, and finding peace.
Here are 10 quotes from him that will change your perspective on life- and show you a new way of thinking and being.

1. Find Your Purpose

“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”

2. Let Go of Anger

“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.


3. Take Action

“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.”

4. Be Resilient

“Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.”

5. Share Your Happiness

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

6. Look Within

“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. But once mastered, no one can help you as much.”

7. Be Compassionate

“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.”

8. Have No Fear

“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”

9. Help Someone

“If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.”

10. Do Not Judge

“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.”

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