Jag har fått dille på citat på sistone (för övrigt älskar jag ordet ”dille”). Jag är inte buddhist (inte än, i alla fall) men ingen som inte är en player hater av stora mått kan förneka att den gode Siddharta Gautama aka Buddha sade en hel del jävligt snärtiga saker – eller ges credit åt dem i efterhand, i alla fall. En liten citatfest nedan.
”In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”
”However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”
”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.”
”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.”
”You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”
”Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”
”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.”