Buddhism has an abundance of peaceful yet insightful lessons that everyone can learn from. The important thing to remember is that kindness, understanding, and harmony can go a long way. If you’re looking for inspiration then look no further!

20 Insightful Lessons Buddha Can Teach You

1. Heal Everything With Your Love.

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”

2. Actions Can Speak Louder Than Words.

“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 man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”

3. Don’t Look Back On The Past, It Distracts From The Here And Now.

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

4. The Answer Is Usually What Your Heart Desires Most.

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”

5. Be Careful Of What You Say And How You Say It.

“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.”

6. Learn How To Let Things Go And Be Happy.

“You only lose what you cling to.”

7. Only You Can Make You Happy.

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

8. Happiness Is Contagious, So Be Happy!

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

9. Kindness Brings Harmony.

“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”

“Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.”

“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.”

10. Question Everything.

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

11. You Get Out What You Put In.

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speak or act with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon…. If a man speak or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.”

12. Fear Will Not Aid You.

“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”

13. The Truth Still Exists.

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

14. Self Control Is Key.

“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”

“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”

15. Believe, Never Doubt.

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”

16. Loving Yourself Is A Gift.

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

17. Know Who You Really Are.

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”

18. Spiritually Exalted.

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”

19. Envy Is Nothing Compared To Admiration.

“Do not be jealous of others’ good qualities, but out of admiration adopt them yourself.”

20. Achieve Inner Peace.

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

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Buddhism has an abundance of peaceful yet insightful lessons that everyone can learn from. The important thing to remember is that kindness, understanding, and harmony can go a long way. If you’re looking for inspiration then look no further! 20 Insightful Lessons Buddha Can Teach You 1. Heal Everything With Your...