January 31, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/31/2009


He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.

~The Buddha


January 29, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/29/2009


Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.

~The Buddha


January 28, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/28/2009


Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.

~The Buddha


January 27, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/27/2009


Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.


~The Buddha


January 26, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/26/2009


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

~The Buddha


January 25, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/25/2009


An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.


~The Buddha


January 24, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/24/2009


An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.

~The Buddha


January 23, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/23/2009


Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.

~The Buddha


January 22, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/22/2009


All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?

~The Buddha


January 21, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/21/2009


All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.

~The Buddha


January 20, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/20/2009


All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.

~The Buddha


January 19, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/19/2009


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.

~The Buddha


January 18, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/18/2009


Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.
~The Buddha


January 17, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/17/2009


We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
~The Buddha


January 16, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/16/2009


You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
~The Buddha


January 15, 2009

January 14, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/14/2009


Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
~The Buddha


January 13, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/13/2009


The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
~The Buddha


January 12, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/12/2009


Through zeal knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal knowledge is lost; let a man who knows this double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.
~The Buddha


January 11, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/11/2009


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.
~The Buddha


January 10, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/10/2009


Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
~The Buddha


January 09, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/9/2009


To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.

~The Buddha


January 08, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/8/2009


Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.

~The Buddha


January 07, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/7/2009


An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

~Buddha


January 06, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/6/2009


When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.

~Buddha


January 05, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/5/2009


It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

~Buddha


January 04, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/4/2009


Let us give something to each person we meet: joy, courage, hope, assurance or philosophy, wisdom, a vision for the future. Let us always give something.


January 03, 2009

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/3/2009


"So-and-so is sick. So-and-so is suffering financially. I must do my best to give them encouragement." To think in this way, to offer prayers and take action for others' happiness-this is the behavior of a true Buddhist.


January 02, 2009




Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/2/2009


Depending on the use to which it is put, religion can be a demonic force. Religion should bring us together, but it is exploited by some to create greater schisms among us. Nothing could be more unfortunate. Religion must always be for the people. People do not exist for the sake of religion. This must be the fundamental guideline of religion in the twenty-first century.


Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/1/2009


Throughout his life, Shakyamuni encouraged people with his clear, sonorous voice. A Buddhist text describes how Shakyamuni warmheartedly welcomed everyone he met, expressing his joy at meeting them. He showed affection, joy and gentleness in all his interactions. To put others at ease and encourage them to speak up, Shakyamuni would always break the ice by initiating conversation. It was the power of Shakyamuni's eloquence and sincerity that made it possible for Buddhism to gain wide acceptance among the people of his time.