Vinaya Pitaka Quotes To Inspire Your Real Soul

Vinaya Pitaka Quotes

The Vinaya Pitaka is one of the three “baskets” or divisions of the Tripitaka, which is the traditional term for Buddhist scriptures. It contains the rules and guidelines for monastic discipline in Buddhism. Here are a few quotes from the Vinaya Pitaka.

Vinaya Pitaka Quotes

1. “Not by silence does someone confused and unknowing become a sage. But the sage is wise, and from right understanding free. The wise one, seeing the stain of his defilements, seeks for rest, finding the cessation of clinging.”

2. “One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.”

3. “If, bhikkhus, you cling to the pleasant, in the pleasant, as if it were permanent, sorrow will certainly follow clinging. If, bhikkhus, you do not cling to the pleasant, in the pleasant, as if it were permanent, no sorrow will follow non-clinging.”

4. “As rain penetrates an ill-thatched house, so lust penetrates an uncultivated mind.”

5. “Just as a beautiful flower, lacking in scent, cannot give the weary traveler pleasure, so the well-spoken words of one who does not practice them are of little benefit.”

6. “Better it is to live one day virtuous and meditative than to live a hundred years immoral and uncontrolled.”

7. “Avoid evil deeds, do good deeds, purify the mind – this is the teaching of the Buddhas.”

8. “A disciplined mind brings happiness.”

9. “Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.”

10. “One who acts on truth is happy in this world and beyond.”