Gautam Buddha, commonly known as Buddha, was a spiritual leader and a devotee. The name ‘ Buddha’ itself means ‘the one who is awakened,’ meaning who has known the reality or woken to tahe reality.
Gautam Buddha was an ordinary person who was formerly a prince named Siddhartha Gautama, who was born in the gardens of Lumbini. He used to be the kind of person who had never seen the misery of the world. He was totally unaware of the pain and suffering that people go through.
One day, wandering around the kingdom, he saw four sights, one after one. He saw a man bent with old age, then a man afflicted with sickness, a corpse, and lastly, a wandering ascetic.
These sights affected him deeply, but the fourth sight filled him with the urgency to find out what actually is the root cause of human suffering.
After that, he himself joined the ascetics and learned that life is in pain. Long after becoming a wandering ascetic and leading a life of begging and meditation, he attained enlightenment at Bodh Gaya.
In this article, we’ve shared some beautiful Buddha quotes on compassion.
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Buddha Quotes On Compassion
Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.– Buddha
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.– Buddha
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.– Buddha
All tremble at violence; all fear death. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.– Buddha
If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.– Buddha
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.– Buddha
Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.– Buddha
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.– Buddha
May all beings have happy minds.– Buddha
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. But once mastered, no one can help you as much.– Buddha
Buddha Quotes About Compassion
Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.– Buddha
Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.– Buddha
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.– Buddha
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.– Buddha
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.– Buddha
Those who cling to perceptions and views wander the world offending people.– Buddha
One is not called a noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.– Buddha
All conditioned things are impermanent—when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering.– Buddha
Let him not deceive another nor despise anyone anywhere. In anger or ill will let him not wish another ill.– Buddha
Beautiful Buddha Quotes On Compassion
Conquer anger through gentleness, unkindness through kindness, greed through generosity, and falsehood by truth.– Buddha
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.– Buddha
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.– Buddha
Faith and prayer both are invisible, but they make impossible things possible.– Buddha
Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.– Buddha
Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.– Buddha
You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.– Buddha
Love the whole world as a mother loves her only child.– Buddha
The way to happiness is: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, give much. Fill your life with love. Do as you would be done by.– Buddha
Buddha Kindness Quotes
One moment can change a day, one day can change a life, and one life can change the world.– Buddha
The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest.– Buddha
If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us?– Buddha
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.– Buddha
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.– Buddha
Frequently Asked Questions
What Does Buddha Say About Compassion?
In Buddhism, Compassion is referred to as Karuna. It is believed that the Buddha taught that being compassionate to others is something everyone should do, even if they find other aspects of his philosophy difficult to adhere to. Buddhists believe that we must show Compassion to all people.
What Is Buddha’s Most Famous Quote?
There are many famous Buddha quotes, and one of them is the following:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, and concentrate the mind on the present moment.
What Is Genuine Compassion?
Compassion brings us closer to the subject of our attention. The word “compassion” means to respect and acknowledge the dignity of the other as a human being. Our desire to help, if it is born from genuine Compassion, is based upon the realization that, as I do, the other would like to be free of suffering.
Is Compassion A Spiritual Gift?
Yes, Compassion is a spiritual gift that enables certain people to feel deep Compassion and empathy for those who are suffering in any way, physically, mentally, or emotionally, in order to have genuine empathy.
Is Empathy The Same As Compassion?
Empathy and Compassion are related to each other but not exactly the same. There are certain differences between the two. Empathy is understanding another person’s feelings or suffering and joining them in their suffering, or you can say it’s an attempt to understand how the other person is feeling.
Whereas, Compassion is understanding other people and taking massive action to do something for them. It could also be called an emotional response to empathy which creates a desire to help.
These are some of the quotes of Buddha about Compassion which taught us that being compassionate is the smallest thing we could do that will bring a big change in the world. If we do good for other people, it will always come back to us in many ways. And also, being compassionate to others brings joy and peace to yourself.
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