New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Buddha Purnima is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Gautam Buddha, who was the founder of world's fourth-largest religion Buddhism. Lord Buddha founded Buddhism around 2,500 years back in India. According to the Hindu calendar, the first full moon day of the Vaisakha month is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Gautam Buddha across the world. This year, Lord Buddha’s birth anniversary will be celebrated on May 7. It is believed that n this day Lord Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha Gautam in Lumbini (modern day Nepal).


This day is celebrated by Buddhists across the globe with full fervour and joy. Buddhists also come together to chant mantras, meditate, offer prayers at temples and donate alms to the needy. This auspicious day is also known as Vesak, Buddha Day, Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti. Some people also believe that on this day, Lord Gautam Buddha attained Nirvana under the Mahabodhi tree in Bodh Gaya.

So on this auspicious occasion of Buddha Jayanti 2020, here are some quotes from Gautam Buddha for a positive view of life:

Do not dwell in the past, Do not dream of the future, Concentrate the mind on the present moment - Buddha

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. - Buddha

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. - Buddha

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. - Buddha

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. -Buddha

To understand everything is to forgive everything - Buddha

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea - Buddha

A jug fills drop by drop - Buddha

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent - Buddha

No one can escape death and unhappiness. If people expect only happiness in life, they will be disappointed - Buddha

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve - Buddha

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind - Buddha

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path - Buddha

Neither my life of luxury in the palace nor my life as an ascetic in the forest is the way to freedom - Buddha

All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain? - Buddha

Posted By: Talib Khan