No one can deny that Buddha has some very wise advice to give.

His teachings are truly timeless…after all, they’re thousands of years old. So many people, despite very different cultures and upbringings, find his simple sayings have a profound effect on their lives.

These are just a few snippets of the wisdom he gave during his lifetime. See what they can offer you, and if you can incorporate them into your life. You’ll be shocked at how powerful they can be.

1) Share Your Happiness

“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.”

2) Do Not Judge

“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.”

3) Have No Fear

“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”

4) Let Go of Anger

“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.”

5) Take Action

“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.”

6) Be Resilient

“Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.”

7) Look Within

“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. But once mastered, no one can help you as much.”

8) Find Your Purpose

“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”

9) Be Compassionate

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

10) Help Someone

“If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.”

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