I am not a Buddhist by Mitch Ditkoff


I AM NOT A BUDDHIST. THEN AGAIN, NEITHER WAS BUDDHA A BUDDHIST. AND SO, IN HONOR OF THE WISE ONE WITHIN US ALL, BEYOND ANY “ISM” OR “SCHISM”, HERE ARE SOME WONDERFULLY RELEVANT QUOTES BY THE BUDDHA — AS RELEVANT TODAY AS THEY WERE 2,500 YEAR AGO, LONG BEFORE THE ASCENSION OF THE 45TH US PRESIDENT:

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

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.”

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

“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.”

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

“In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.”

“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.”

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”

“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”

“All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?”

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