Gautama Buddha or Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha (Sanskrit: सिद्धार्थ गौतम बुद्ध; Pali: Siddhattha Gotama) was a spiritual teacher from the Indian subcontinent, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. The word Buddha is a title for the first awakened being in an era. In most Buddhist traditions, Siddhartha Gautama is regarded as the Supreme Buddha (P. sammāsambuddha, S. samyaksaṃbuddha) of our age, "Buddha" meaning "awakened one" or "the enlightened one." Gautama Buddha may also be referred to as Śākyamuni (Sanskrit: शाक्यमुनि "Sage of the Śākyas"). The Buddha found a Middle Way that ameliorated the extreme asceticism found in the Sramana ... more »
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Gautama Buddha Poems
Give up anger; renounce pride; transcend all worldly attachments. No sufferings touch the person who is not attached to name and form,
Let us live in joy, not hating those who hate us. Among those who hate us, we live free of hate. Let us live in joy, free from disease among those who are diseased.
Awareness is the path of immortality; thoughtlessness is the path of death. Those who are aware do not die. The thoughtless are as if dead already.
Best of the paths is the eightfold, best of the truths the four; best of the virtues is freedom from attachment; best of the people is the one who sees.
Who shall conquer this world and the world of death and the gods? Who shall find the clear path of truth, as a skillful person finds the flower?
As fletchers make their arrows straight, the wise make straight their wavering and unsteady thought, which is difficult to guard and difficult to restrain. Like a fish taken from its watery home
There is no suffering for the one who has completed the journey, who is freed from sorrow, who has freed oneself on all sides,
Stop the stream valiantly, drive away the desires, O Brahmana! When you have understood the destruction of all that was made, you will understand that which was not made.
If a person holds oneself dear, let one watch oneself carefully. The wise should be watchful during at least one of the three watches.
Good and Bad
A person should hurry toward the good and restrain one's thoughts from the bad. If a person is slow in doing good, one's mind will find pleasure in wrong.
Do not follow a bad law. Do not live in thoughtlessness. Do not follow wrong ideas. Do not be attached to the world.
Everyone trembles at punishment; everyone fears death. Likening others to oneself, one should neither kill nor cause killing.
Why is there laughter, why is there joy while this world is always burning? Why do you not seek a light, you who are shrouded in darkness?
Restraint in the eye is good, good is restraint in the ear, in the nose restraint is good, good is restraint in the tongue. In the body restraint is good, good is restraint in speech, in thought restraint is good, good is restraint in all things.
Comments about Gautama Buddha
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Give up anger; renounce pride;
transcend all worldly attachments.
No sufferings touch the person
who is not attached to name and form,
who calls nothing one's own.
Whoever restrains rising anger like a chariot gone astray,
that one I call a real driver;
others merely hold the reins.
Overcome anger by love; overcome wrong by good;
overcome the miserly by generosity, and the liar by truth.
Speak the truth; do not yield to anger;
give even if asked for a little.
These three steps lead you to the gods.
The wise who hurt no one, who always ...