Phra Visuddhisamvarathera AM, known as Ajahn Brahmavaṃso, or simply Ajahn Brahm, is a British-Australian Theravada Buddhist monk. Inspirational Ajahn Brahm quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.
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Most Famous Ajahn Brahm Quotes
If you want to have a good time, be good.
If you want to have a good time, be good. Ajahn Brahm
Real beauty does not lie in perfection, but in embracing and accepting imperfection.
Love is the ability to embrace the imperfections of another, of ourselves, and of life. Ajahn Brahm
Love is the ability to embrace the imperfections of another, of ourselves, and of life.
Whatever you value, whatever you think is really important, that is what will develop and grow. Ajahn Brahm
Instead of having a fault finding mind, develop the beautiful attitude of gratitude.
What is more important, being right or living in harmony together? Ajahn Brahm
Whatever you value, whatever you think is really important, that is what will develop and grow.
What you see in others is what they will show you back. Ajahn Brahm
Water the flowers in your garden, don’t water the weeds.
If there is nothing you can do, then do nothing. If there is something you can do, then give it all you’ve got. Ajahn Brahm
What you see in others, that’s what they will show you back.
You can’t always cure, but you can always care. Ajahn Brahm
Always put happiness and joy into whatever you are doing.
Always put happiness and joy into whatever you are doing. Ajahn Brahm
Merit is not something you store up for a future life, it’s what you put into your heart for now.
Your real home is not the house you live in, but the stillness and peace in your heart. Ajahn Brahm
Real generosity is giving, expecting nothing back in return.
Suffering is asking from the world what it can never give you. Ajahn Brahm
Inspiration is a beautiful source of pure energy that uplifts your heart.
When the weather is hot, keep a cool mind. When the weather is cold, keep a warm heart. Ajahn Brahm
A lot of the time you learn the most from osmosis, by just hanging around good people.
Love is not liking somebody. Anyone can do that. Love is loving things that sometimes you don’t like. Ajahn Brahm
When you cultivate a beautiful mind throughout the day, you will have a beautiful mind in meditation.
When life is good do not take it for granted as it will pass. Be mindful, be compassionate and nurture the circumstances that find you in this good time so it will last longer. When life falls apart always remember that this too will pass. Life will have its unexpected turns. Ajahn Brahm
Your real home is not the house you live in, but the stillness and peace in your heart.
Better lite a candle than complain about the darkness. Ajahn Brahm
Forget about the results. Creating the causes; that’s your work. The results will come by themselves.
Why allow other people to control your inner happiness?
When you face the problem and bring it close to you, you have a chance to understand it. When you run away, your face is turned in the opposite direction.
We all deserve to get away and have some peace; and others deserve the peace of us getting out of their way!
You don’t need to give things a name just know them
Sir, if someone took a Buddhist holy book and flushed it down my toilet, the first thing I would do is call a plumber!
Don’t bend the truth to fit your beliefs, bend your beliefs to fit the truth.
Careful patience is the fastest way!
You can either be caught up in this world and in your desires or you can be free
The goal of this meditation is beautiful silence, stillness, and clarity of mind.
Suffering is asking from the world what it can never give you.
All you need to do is follow the instructions: Sit down, shut up, watch, and don’t get involved. Gradually, the meditation experience will open up all by itself.
Freedom is realizing that you can’t control life.
The secret of life is everything is out of control.
Pleasure is just a pause between two moments of pain.
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
And pain is just the space between two moments of pleasure.
Your job is to be free, not to carry around the so-called attainments or failures of the past.
Whatever disturbance there is, it only lasts for a few moments.
I often say that if you see a ghost, face the ghost nose to nose and say boo. The ghost will run a mile; it’s more scared of you than you are of it. When
But if you allow it to echo in your mind, it will keep on going for a long time.
Hell is a place with an open door. You send yourself there because of guilt.
If you know what love and forgiveness are, you can walk out any time you want.
It’s amazing how free you can be, if you don’t limit yourself to your past.
The nature of life is that it settles down and finds a balance all by itself.
Where there is a self, there are things belonging to a self.
Where there is no self, there is no sense of ownership.