Tibetan Buddhism Quotes to Live By


“There are, in the heart of the vast Himalayas, some strange marketplaces where one can barter the whirlwind of life for infinite wisdom.” ~ Jetsun Milarepa, Tibetan yogi and poet.

On the Real You

” You are sky. Everything else it’s just the weather.” ~ Pema Chodron

On Right and Wrong

“If the inner mind is not deluded, the outer actions will not be wrong.” ~ Anonymous

On 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.” ~ Buddha

On Actions

“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” ~ Buddha

On Criticism

“They asked a wise man: Why don’t we ever hear you backbiting and slandering? He said: I’m still not happy with myself to start with others.”  ~ Ahmad Musa Jibril

On Words

” 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.” ~ Buddha

On Pleasure

“Fun and pleasure are located below the navel; the dispute and trouble are also located there.” ~ Bhutanese  proverb

On Self-Awareness

“The nose didn’t smell the rotting head. (one doesn’t see one’s own faults or mistakes).” ~ Bhutanese  proverb

On The Power of Trust

“A trustworthy person steals one’s heart!” ~ Bhutanese  proverb

On Discipline

“Whatever joy you seek, it can be achieved by yourself; whatever misery you seek, it can be found by yourself. (state of your mind).” ~ Bhutanese  proverb

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