World  Sacred  Scriptures



The wisdom of The Eight Great Awakenings Sutra

8  quote(s)  | Page 1 / 1




T he world is impermanent . Countries are perilous and fragile. The body is a source of pain, ultimately empty. The five skandhas are not the true self. Life and Death is nothing but a series of transformations-hallucinatory, unreal, uncontrollable. The intellect is a wellspring of turpitude, the body a breeding ground of offenses.




Buddhism Quote n°7998 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





O nce awakened, they even more energetically continue to cultivate the Path. Steeping themselves in kindness and compassion, they grow in wisdom. They sail the Dharma ship across to Nirvana’s shore, and then return on the sea of birth and death to rescue living beings.




Buddhism Quote n°7899 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





B odhisattvas apply themselves and deeply appreciate study and erudition, constantly striving to expand their wisdom and refine their eloquence. Nothing brings them greater joy than teaching and transforming living beings.




Buddhism Quote n°7886 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





W ith unflagging vigor, great people break through their afflictions and baseness. They vanquish and defeat the four kinds of demons, and escape from the prison of the five skandhas41.




Buddhism Quote n°7862 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 
41 Five skandhas: The five aggregates, which are matter (or body), sensations (or feelings), perceptions, mental formations, and consciousness.(??:????,??? / ?????????????????)





B odhisattvas practice giving. They treat friend and foe alike. They do not harbor grudges or despise amoral people.




Buddhism Quote n°7827 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





O ur minds are never satisfied or content with just enough. The more we obtain, the more we want. Thus we create offenses and perform evil deeds. Bodhisattvas don’t wish to make these mistakes. Instead, they choose to be content. They nurture the Way, living a quiet life in humble surroundings-their sole occupation, cultivating wisdom.




Buddhism Quote n°7815 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





T oo much desire brings pain. Death and rebirth are wearisome ordeals, originating from our thoughts of greed and lust. By lessening desires we can realize absolute truth and enjoy peace, freedom, and health in body and mind.




Buddhism Quote n°7812 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





G reat people resolve to cultivate the Great Vehicle, to rescue all beings, to endure hardship on behalf of others, and to lead everyone to ultimate happiness.




Buddhism Quote n°7744 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 



Page:  1





Share this Webpage on social media








Home




Reading options

By registering for free with the link below you will be able to:

While reading the sacred books :
- Bookmark Add a bookmark at any time to find your last page read.
- Cut/paste Copy / paste and save in a few clicks the passages you like in your quote collection.
- Reading Plan Save your reading plan

While reading the quotes:
- Add your favorite quotes to your collection
- Vote for your favorite quotes
- Email you a quote
- Bookmark Share your thoughts, beliefs or readings by adding quotes

But also
- Keep your reading preferences (font style, background, font size, etc.)

Subscribe for free





World Sacred Scriptures

The Dhammapada
The Diamond sutra and the Heart Sutra
The Bible
Corpus Hermetica
The Bhagavad Gita
The Laws of Manu
The Upanishads
The Holy Koran (External Link)
The Zohar (External Link)
Shri Guru Granth Sahib
The Avesta
The Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
Apocrypha of the Bible
The Dao De Jing
Tibetan Book of the Dead




Quotes from the World Religion


God Love All Beings






Scriptures 360

Bahai 360
Buddhism 360
Christianity 360
Hinduism 360
Islam 360
Jainism 360
Judaism 360
Sickhim 360
Taoism 360
Zoroastrism 360






Quotes by sacred scriptures






Quotes by authors






Quotes by schools of thought






Quotes by subjects






Search quotes by keywords

:

:





Bibliomancy :
a free and easy divination on line !


This form of divination was done by drawing from a randomly short selected text from sacred texts or saints writing, an answer to a critical question.

Ready ?

- Please write your question, select the source of the answers and click on GO.




Other tools

New versions of the Android applications to be downloaded for free on Google Play



World Religion Chronology

World Religion Sacred Picture Library

God Love All Beings

Best Of quotes

♥ Our Project ♥ ⇄ ♥ Your project ♥

♥ Follow the daily quotes on