Buddha Quotes About Happiness


Do you have any favorite Buddha quotes about happiness?

So much has been said about the subject of happiness but the teachings of Buddha have helped me to fully understand what it actually means to be happy. Buddha has shown me that success or material things are not the key to success but happiness is rather the key to success.

Here are some of my favorite Buddha quotes about happiness and living a peace filled life:

Buddha Quotes About Happiness

Buddha Quotes On Happiness

1. “There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”

2. “Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.”

3. “With Great perseverance he meditates, seeking freedom and happiness.”

4. “May everyone be happy and safe, and may their hearts be filled with joy.”

5. “Happiness is welcome, agreeable, pleasant, & hard to obtain in the world.”

6. “For the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world.”

7. “If a man speak or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.”

8. “When you come upon a path that brings benefit and happiness to all follow this course as the moon journeys through the stars.”

9. “Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all.”

10. “Happiness is a journey not a destination, work like you don’t need money, love like you never been hurt, and dance like no ones looking.”

11. “Happily the peaceful live, giving up victory and defeat.”

12. “Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are, it solely relies on what you think.”

13. “How happy he is! For he sees that wakefulness is life. How happy he is, Following the path of the awakened.”

14. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

15. “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.”

16. “A man asked Lord Buddha “I want happiness.” Lord Buddha said – first remove “I” that’s ego. Then remove “Want” that’s desire. See now you are left with only “Happiness.”

17. “Solitude is happiness for one who is content, who has heard the Dhamma and clearly sees. Non-affliction is happiness in the world – harmlessness towards all living beings.”

18. “Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.”

19. “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”

20. “Now, Kalamas, don’t go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, ‘This contemplative is our teacher.’ When you know for yourselves that, ‘These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare & to happiness’ — then you should enter & remain in them.”

21. “Success isn’t the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.”

22. “Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.”

23. “When desire flows, Pleasure arises. Attached to happiness, seeking enjoyment, People are subject to birth and old age.”

24. “Hard to restrain, unstable is this mind; it flits wherever it lists. Good it is to control the mind. A controlled mind brings happiness.”

25. “Don’t give yourself to negligence, Don’t devote yourself to sensual pleasure, Vigilant and absorbed in meditation One attains abundant happiness.”

26. “In life we cannot avoid change, we cannot avoid loss. Freedom and happiness are found in the flexibility and ease with which we move through change.”

27. “If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.”

28. “Virtuous people always let go. They don’t prattle about pleasures and desires. Touched by happiness and then by suffering, The sage shows no sign of being elated or depressed.”

29. “What is the happiness ? Is it really happiness ? Nothing stable, just happen, stay and decay… Everything is impermanence, dissatisfaction and nothing can ever belong to itself.”

30. “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. Speak or act with a pure mind and happiness will follow you as your shadow, unshakable.”

31. “Not merely by rules of conduct and religious observances, nor by much learning either, nor even by attainment of concentration, nor by sleeping alone, do I reach the happiness of freedom, to which no worldlings attain. If you have not put an end to compulsions, nurse your faith.”

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