A Few Buddhist Quotes

It is often thought that the Buddha’s doctrine teaches us that suffering will disappear if one has meditated long enough, or if one sees everything differently.  It is not that at all.  Suffering isn’t going to go away; the one who suffers is going to go away. (Ayya Khema)

Meditation is the most important thing.  It is essential in order to transform one’s spiritual life. (HH the Dalai Lama)

Not knowing how close the truth is, we seek it far away – what a pity! (Kakuin Ekaku Zenji)

Buddhism is really about awakening and liberating our awareness, rather than prescribing new institutional structures for that awareness. (David Loy)


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