Gautama Buddha Quotations

Gautama Buddha (circa 560 - 483 B.C.E.)

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.

One Journey Quotations

Quotations attributed to Buddha…

How much confusion of thought comes from our interest in self, and from our vanity when thinking “I am so great” or “I have done this wonderful deed.” The thought of your ego stands between your rational nature and truth, banish it, and then you will see things as they are. He who thinks correctly will rid himself of ignorance and acquire wisdom. The ideas of “I am” and “I shall be” or “I shall not be” do not occur to a clear thinker.

Buddha (circa 560 – 483 B.C.E.)