Death Buddhism Famous Quotes & Sayings

List of top 55 famous quotes and sayings about death buddhism to read and share with friends on your Facebook, Twitter, blogs.

Top 55 Quotes About Death Buddhism

#1. Your existence is passing before you. Grains of sand in the hourglass. The Wicked Witch of the West has you in her castle and she's turned the hourglass over and the sand is running through. Will you be liberated or will you die? The only way you can beat death is liberation. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#2. They'll kill you in a minute rather than deal with truth. It's more convenient because then they can forget about it and rationalize your death. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#3. So I do fear death in the sense that I find the prospect of dying pretty scary. But I no longer fear that I will one day be annihilated and cease to exist. - Author: Brad Warner
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#4. The mind is a useful tool but not a very good friend. - Author: Stephen Levine
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#5. "The world is afflicted with death and decay, therefore the wise do not grieve, knowing the terms of the world," says an old Buddhist teaching. In other words: Get used to it. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#6. In fact, no form of death places a greater burden on society than suicide, for the act of suicide is the way a person seeks to resolve his alienation from a cooperative society. - Author: Shinmon Aoki
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#7. I've worked in the prison system, on death row and maximum security. I did that work for six years. I've worked with some of the most difficult people in our society. Buddhism was accessible and helpful for these individuals. - Author: Joan Halifax
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#8. We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it? - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#9. The afterlife is mostly a dream state where you confront the good and evil within you. The text repeatedly explains that the images the deceased sees and the sounds one hears are hallucinations created by one's own thoughts. - Author: Paul Lowe
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#10. All beings tremble before danger, all fear death. When a man considers this, he does not kill or cause to kill. - Author: Anonymous
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#11. Buddhism asks big questions about birth and death, cause and effect, emptiness and form, delusion and enlightenment. I just hope you're not actually thinking about any of that stuff, because Buddhism is fundamentally about something that requires no thought. - Author: Karen Maezen Miller
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#12. We have this recurring dream that we're human beings, that we have bodies, that we're in time and space, that there is birth and death. To awaken from the dream of life is to be conscious of eternity. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#13. Birth is okay and death is okay, if we know that they are only concepts in our mind. Reality transcends both birth and death. - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
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#14. Feel the wind. This wind blows from world to world and from life to death. This is the wind of dharma. Be in love with the wind. It is an intimate lover. It enraptures you. It blows you through eternity. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#15. You are on a vast wheel of birth and death. You have been through thousands of lifetimes, thousands yet to come. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#16. Only those few who are able to surpass their fear of death completely can fully experience the highest forms of life; not the mundane life of the mortal, but the godly life of the resurrected. - Author: Zeena Schreck
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#17. This is simple meditation, nothingness and everythingness, the color and the form, death and the void, the end and the beginning, a beginningless end with an endless beginning, Pretty clever if you ask me. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#18. When all that's left of us is the pure untainted consciousness without form, we'll know what it means when the last human breath expires. - Author: Zeena Schreck
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#19. A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation. - Author: Stanislav Grof
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#20. Enlightenment is to be outside the circle, the circle of death and rebirth. There is a circle inside you. If you meditate and focus on your third eye, you will see a circle of light. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#21. Don't run away from the world. The world is God. Don't run towards the world. God is the void. Don't be afraid of the complexities of this life, nor the stark simplicity of death. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#22. The samurais lived with death constantly. They wore a short dagger to take their own life if need be. At any moment they might have to do that, it was a part of their code. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#23. Ours is a society of denial that conditions us to protect ourselves from any direct difficulty and discomfort. We expend enormous energy denying our insecurity, fighting pain, death and loss and hiding from the basic truths of the natural world and of our own nature. - Author: Jack Kornfield
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#24. The world of time, of space and condition, pleasure and pain, birth, growth, maturation, decay and death, spinning, spinning, spinning this world, always spinning. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#25. Within an atom there can be a billion kingdoms, endless. But all of them are bound by the cycle of birth and death. They all come into being for a while and then vanish. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#26. No sane person fears nothingness. - Author: Robert A.F. Thurman
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#27. People sometimes find Buddhism pessimistic, saying there is too much talk about death. It's essential to understand that Buddhists don't contemplate death because they are morbid or depressed; they focus on death, mortality, and human frailty as a means of better understanding and appreciating life. - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#28. Yellow leaves hang on your tree of life. The messengers of death are waiting. You are going to travel far away. Have you any provisions for the journey? - Author: Anonymous
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#29. The samurais were very interested in Zen because they admired the tremendous precision that the Zen Masters had, their lack of fear and pain and their absolute lack of fear of death. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#30. We should live every day like people who have just been rescued from the moon. - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
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#31. You are a fluid metaphor for existence. You are your own death and your own rebirth. Here is forever. It never changes. We bring perpetual oblivion until we change the world. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#32. Old age and death are in the natural course of things. There is nothing a doctor can do about them. - Author: Muso Soseki
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#33. Each one of you has created a sense of self. That's what the tonal does. Each one of you is taught a system of maintenance that has been developed by humankind from your birth till your death. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#34. You can live in the world and have friends, family and possessions. But don't take them all too seriously. Death removes everything. Feel death is every moment, as life is every moment. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#35. The erruption of feelings & emotions that follows a near-death exerience, or any event that causes us to stop & look deeply at the reality of our lives, is ripe with the potential for insight & clarity. - Author: Allan Lokos
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#36. When the Aggregates arise, decay and die, O bhikkhu, every moment you are born, decay, and die. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#37. Death is [ ... ] the blackboard on which life is written. - Author: Osho
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#38. Nirvana is a word that means enlightenment, being beyond the illusion of birth and death, the illusion of pain, the illusion of love, the illusion of time and life. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#39. Some perceive God in the heart by the intellect through meditation; others by the yoga of knowledge; and others by the yoga of work. Some, however, do not understand Brahman, but having heard from others, take to worship. They also transcend death by their firm faith to what they have heard. - Author: Anonymous
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#40. When you meditate deeply, you will see beyond life and death. You will see that you can't die and you can't be reborn. You are existence itself. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#41. Achala, worrying and scheming about your next life, before you have even completed this one, is not a good practice. Rinpoche - Author: Daniel Prokop
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#42. A maggot is just another life form. - Author: Shinmon Aoki
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#43. Whenever ego suffers from fear of death & your practice turns to seeing impermanence, ego settles down. - Author: Tsoknyi Rinpoche
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#44. When it comes time to die, you will not be afraid. By meditating, you will have already seen beyond life and death and you will see there is nothing to fear. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#45. People go through life blindly, ignoring death like revellers at a party feasting on fine foods. They ignore that later they will have to go to the toilet, so they do not bother to find out where there is one. When nature finally calls, they have no idea where to go and are in a mess. - Author: Ajahn Chah
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#46. The erruption of feelings & emotions that follows a near-death exerience, or any event that causes us to stop & look deeply at the reality of our lives, is ripe with the potential for insight & clarity. - Author: Allan Lokos
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#47. Letting go is the hardest thing. Everybody is so afraid. They're so afraid of eternity. They're so afraid of life. They're so afraid of what's on the other side of death. There is nothing but light. God is everywhere. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#48. Intruding upon a dimension rightfully ours, modern medicine robs us of the dignity of what people in the past regarded as most precious: that final moment of death. - Author: Shinmon Aoki
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#49. Pass the popcorn, please. Life is a film, theatre, a theatre of the soul. We play different roles on different stages. At death, we walk offstage. At birth, we walk onstage. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#50. Meditation is not for everybody. When you meditate you become conscious. Most people don't want to be too conscious because they are afraid of awareness, of death, and of being happy. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#51. The only real time as far as Buddhism is concerned is right now. Right now there is no old age or death because old age and death are descriptions of things as they are now when we compare them to things as they used to be. - Author: Brad Warner
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#52. Life is expressed in a perpetual sequence of changes. The birth of the child is the death of the baby, just as the birth of the adolescent is the death of the child. - Author: Arnaud Desjardins
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#53. I shall live here in the rains,
There in winter,
Elsewhere in summer, muses the fool,
Not aware of the nearness of death. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#54. I have seen people who practice yoga and Buddhism who are scared to death of the sorcery powers of others. This is absurd. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#55. Even the rich aren't often happy. Their wealth is at best only a temporary distraction. It doesn't make them immune to emotional and mental suffering, or to disease and death. They too must deal with loneliness, the deaths of loved ones and the frustrations and boredom of old age. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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