Ajahn Brahm Quotes

Most popular Ajahn Brahm Quotes

Careful patience is the fastest way!
— Ajahn Brahm

patience

Life is a flow of unexpected moments.
— Ajahn Brahm

life

Pain is like the winter before spring.
— Ajahn Brahm

pain

Fear is finding fault with the future.
— Ajahn Brahm

fear

Life is an unfolding of the unexpected.
— Ajahn Brahm

life

Loving kindness is the key to prosperity.
— Ajahn Brahm

buddhist

The most important etiqutte is compassion.
— Ajahn Brahm

compassion

A life has a meaning, which you give to it.
— Ajahn Brahm

purpose of life

Life is what's happening while you're worrying.
— Ajahn Brahm

life

Love the whole of life, including the unpleasant.
— Ajahn Brahm
The quieter you become the more happiness you have.
— Ajahn Brahm

buddhist happiness

Peace is the most valuable commodity. And it's free!
— Ajahn Brahm

inner peace

The secret of life is... everything is out of control.
— Ajahn Brahm
Complaining is finding faults, wisdom is finding solutions.
— Ajahn Brahm
Wisdom never comes from thinking. Wisdom comes from silence.
— Ajahn Brahm

wisdom

People with too much knowledge can never understand the truth of now.
— Ajahn Brahm

present moment

We cannot change the world, but we can change our attitute towards it.
— Ajahn Brahm
We're all damaged goods like crooked trees. That's why we're beautiful.
— Ajahn Brahm
If you try to get rid of things you don't like, you'll have a difficult life.
— Ajahn Brahm

buddhist

Any place you don't want to be, no matter how comfortable, is a prison for you.

buddhist

The past is a prison cell with an open door. You can walk out any time you want.
— Ajahn Brahm

the past

When the weather is hot, keep a cool mind. When the weather is cold, keep a warm heart.
— Ajahn Brahm
Tragedy, difficulty and pain keep coming back because they are things for us to learn from.
— Ajahn Brahm

tragedy difficulties pain

Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.
— Ajahn Brahm

meditation

Love is not liking somebody. Anyone can do that. Love is loving things that sometimes you don't like.
— Ajahn Brahm

love

If you know how to let go and be at peace, you know everything you need to know about living in the world.
— Ajahn Brahm

how to live life

Everyone makes mistakes. The wise are not people who never make mistakes, but those who forgive themselves and learn from their mistakes.
— Ajahn Brahm

mistakes

We should always be grateful for the faults in our partner because if they didn't have those faults from the start, they would have been able to marry someone much better than us.

marriage relationships

Grief is what we add on to loss. It is a learned response, specific to some cultures only. It is not universal and it is not unavoidable. ... Grief is seeing only what has been taken away from you. The celebration of a life is recognizing all that we were blessed with, and feeling so very grateful.

sorrow