Buddhism

Siddhartha

Purpose

“In a world become blind, I beat the drum of the Deathless.”

Veganism

“The eating of meat extinguishes the seed of great compassion.”

Action

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the length of the candle will not be reduced.”

Idealism

“When you have understood the destruction of all that was made, you will understand that which was not made.”

Individualism

“A fool associating himself with a wise man all his life sees not the truth, even as the spoon enjoys not the taste of the soup.”

Evil

“Let no man think lightly of evil, saying in his heart, “It will not come nigh unto me.” Even by the falling of waterdrops a pot is filled.”

Modesty

“”These sons belong to me, and this wealth belongs to me,” with such thoughts a fool is tormented. He himself does not belong to himself; how much less sons and wealth?”

Truth

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”