Buddhist Quotes to Ponder

“You only lose what you cling to.”  — Gautama Buddha

“Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, even the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” — Pema Chodron

“Treat every moment as your last.  It is not preparation for something else.” — Shunryu Suzuki

“It is my conviction that there is no way to peace — peace is the way.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

“Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for human survival.” — Dalai Lama XIV

“Without giving up hope–that there’s somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be–we will never relax with where we are or who we are.” — Pema Chodron

“Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience.  Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self.” — Sharon Salzberg

“Patience has all the time it needs.” — Allan Lokos