The Gospel of Buddha

Open Court Publishing Company, 1917 - 310 pages
Compiled from ancient records, this fundamental work on Buddhism contains the story of Buddha's life, his teachings, parables, and stories. A reprint of the classic work first published in 1894.

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Page 135 - Let a man overcome anger by love, let him overcome evil by good; let him overcome the greedy by liberality, the liar by truth!
Page 131 - ALL that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him, as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the carriage.
Page 135 - He who, by causing pain to others, wishes to obtain pleasure for himself, he, entangled in the bonds of hatred, will never be free from hatred.
Page 48 - There is a middle path, O bhikkhus, avoiding these two extremes, discovered by the Tathagata — a path which opens the eyes and bestows understanding, which leads to peace of mind, to the higher wisdom, to full enlightenment, to nirvana.
Page 132 - He whose wickedness is very great brings himself down to that state where his enemy wishes him to be, as a creeper does with the tree which it surrounds.
Page 245 - ... since everything that is born, brought into being, and organized, contains within itself the inherent necessity of dissolution?
Page 131 - Let no man think lightly of evil, saying in his heart, It will not come nigh unto me. Even by the falling of water-drops a waterpot is filled; the fool becomes full of evil, even if he gather it little by little. Let no man think lightly of good, saying in his heart, It will not come nigh unto me.
Page 131 - The fool who knows his foolishness, is wise at least so far. But a fool who thinks himself wise, he is called a fool indeed.
Page 238 - Alas ! I remain still but a learner, one who has yet to work out his own perfection. And the Master is about to pass away from me — he who is so kind ! '
Page 272 - My action (karma) is my possession, my action is my inheritance, my action is the womb which bears me, my action is the race to which I am akin [as the kidneybean to its species], my action is my refuge.

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