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It is not possible to list every one of Buddha's quotable words on this website but here are a few that we have chosen - some may already be familiar to you!

Whenever you see things, just see

Our favourite -

Whenever you see things, just see.
Whenever you listen, just listen.
Whenever you know, just know
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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.

A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

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

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.

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

It is better to travel well than to arrive.



Whenever you know, just know

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships.

The secret of healthy mind/ body is not to mourn past, not to worry about the future or anticipate troubles but live in the present wisely.

Thousand candles can be lit from a single candle & the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.

To be diligent is a way of life. Foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.

To enjoy good health, to bring happiness to one's family, one must first discipline and control one's own mind.

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.

When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

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


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The Buddhist Flag
First hoisted in 1885 in Sri Lanka, is a symbol of faith and peace used throughout the world to represent the Buddhist faith.

Buddhist Flag Picture - Buddhist Flag Colours - The Buddhist Flag Sri Lanka 1885

Buddhist Flag Meanings
Blue: Universal Compassion
Yellow: The Middle Path
Red: Blessings
White: Purity and Liberation
Orange: Wisdom


 
Whenever you listen, just listen

The Dharma Wheel

Spokes of the Dharmachakra - "The Dharma Wheel" Meaning - The Dharma Wheel Symbol - The Dharma Wheel Image - 8 spokes representing the Noble Eightfold Path (Ariya magga)

In Buddhism—according to the Pali Canon, Vinayapitaka, Khandhaka, Mahavagga, the number of spokes of the Dharmachakra represent various meanings:

8 spokes representing the Noble Eightfold Path (Ariya magga).
12 spokes representing the Twelve Laws of Dependent Origination (Paticcasamuppada).
24 spokes representing the Twelve Laws of Dependent Origination and the Twelve Laws of Dependent Termination (Paticcasamuppada).
31 spokes representing 31 realms of existence (11 realms of desire, 16 realms of form and 4 realms of formlessness).


Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo is a Japanese Buddhist chant based upon the Lotus Sutra. Nichiren Daishonin (Feb 16, 1222 – Oct 13, 1282) a Buddhist monk who lived during the Kamakura period (1185–1333) in Japan. Nichiren taught devotion to the Lotus Sutra, entitled Myōhō-Renge-Kyō in Japanese, as the exclusive means to attain enlightenment and the chanting of Nam-Myōhō-Renge-Kyō as the essential practice of the teaching. Various schools with diverging interpretations of Nichiren's teachings comprise Nichiren Buddhism.
Nam - To devote one's life
Myoho - Myo is the mystic nature of life and Ho, its manifestation
Renge - "Lotus Flower"; which symolises the ballance of cause and effect
Kyo - Sutra, the voice or teachings of Buddha (The sound or vibration that connects everything in the ubiverse)


As the Buddha had never claimed to be a god, it is evident that he never prescribed the form of worship that was to be rendered to him. A legend, however, attributes to him the institution of this form of worship

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