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Where is this quote from?

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Luke
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Where is this quote from?

Postby Luke » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:57 pm

I found this quote online which is attributed to Shakyamuni Buddha:

"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."

Did Buddha really say this? (There are lots of fake or at least incorrect quotes on the internet.)

If so, which part of the Pali Canon is it from?

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Re: Where is this quote from?

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:10 pm

It sounds bogus to me.

Here's a useful blog:
http://www.fakebuddhaquotes.com/
Though it doesn't include that particular quote.

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Re: Where is this quote from?

Postby santa100 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:33 pm

Maybe this from the Dhammapada ( http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html ):

"Greater in battle
than the man who would conquer
a thousand-thousand men,
is he who would conquer
just one — himself"

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Re: Where is this quote from?

Postby Kare » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:44 pm

It is from Dhammapada, v. 104-105.
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Re: Where is this quote from?

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:47 am


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Re: Where is this quote from?

Postby Luke » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:50 pm


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Re: Where is this quote from?

Postby santa100 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:49 pm

very true. If you simply tell teenagers what to do, they won't listen to you. But if you skillfully frame it as a challenge, you'll get their attention. Use their pride and ego to put them on the Noble Path..


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