Gautama Buddha (circa 560 – 483 B.C.E.), Siddhrtha Gautama in Sanskrit, Siddhattha Gotama in Pali, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, was a monk, mendicant, sage, philosopher, teacher and religious leader on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the northeastern part of ancient India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries B.C.E. Buddha taught a Middle Way between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the ramaa movement common in his region. Various collections of teachings attributed to him were passed down by oral tradition and first committed to writing about 400 years after his death.
Quotations attributed to Buddha…
The mind should be kept independent of any thoughts that arise within it. If the mind depends on anything, it has no sure haven.
Do not sit at home, do not go to the forest,
But recognize mind wherever you are.
When one abides in complete and perfect enlightenment,
Where is Samsara and where is Nirvana?
When I attained Absolute Perfect Enlightenment, I attained absolutely nothing. That is why it is called Absolute Perfect Enlightenment.
Suffering, if it does not diminish love, will transport you to the furthest shore.
Impermanent are all component things… nothing comes into existence but there is the seeds of its own dissolution.