51 Examples of Buddhist Birthday Wishes (Heartfelt & Inspiring)

Birthdays are a great reason to send out wishes to friends and family. If you are looking for Buddhist birthday wishes to send to someone on their big day, this article has you covered. Take a look at some of these examples and find the one that’s right for your friend or family member.

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#1 Faith is the whole thing. The rest is just details.

#2 First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

#3 If a man holds on to his life, he will lose it; but if he gives up his life for my sake and the gospel, he will save it.

#4 In one who has right thoughts there is right knowledge and right actions follow easily without effort.

#5 Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

#6 God is the soul in all beings, all beings are in God.

#7 He who asks is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask remains a fool forever.

#8 Hope for nothing and you will never be disappointed.

#9 If you give your heart to the Buddha, he will give you his wisdom; if you give him your wisdom, he will give you his heart.

#10 There is no fire like greed, no crime like hatred, no sorrow like separation and no joy like peace.

#11 Those who do not live according to truth are unhappy and those who live according to truth are happy.

#12 For tranquility of mind, I dwell in the present moment.

#13 He is not a perfect man who never makes a mistake, but he who never makes the same mistake twice.

#14 It is by self-control that we gain mastery over others. It is by self-control that we gain mastery over ourselves.

#15 Let us not commit the dreadful fault of setting our hearts on things we are doomed to lose.

#16 Nip the shoots of evil with the hand of wisdom, like a lotus flower crushing its own seeds in its cup of water.

#17 One has long been known by one’s attitude toward others.

#18 The wise man is not disturbed by what he cannot change, the fool is constantly troubled by what he can change.

#19 If a man’s mind could see into the true nature of things, he would have no more confusion or doubts.

#20 Do not say that a thing is good for you unless you know it to be good for yourself.

#21 Look within and depend upon the wisdom of your own heart; then you will be a master of yourself and no one can harm you.

#22 Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

#23 For when the mind is not distracted, and the spirit is not disturbed, then you can see into your own true nature and become enlightened.

#24 For when the mind is not distracted, and the spirit is not disturbed, then you can see into your own true nature and become enlightened.

#25 Give up what you are to become what you will be.

#26 Giving all for others puts a smile on one’s face even in difficult times.

#27 Good works do not get good results, good thoughts do.

#28 If a tree is not of worth to the birds it is of no worth to men.

#29 If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

#30 It is only possible to repay evil with goodness. Happiness comes from the contemplation of impermanence in all things and develops wisdom and compassion from reflection upon our common destiny as human beings bound by ties of flesh and blood.

#31 Even though we have many faults, if our mind is pure, all faults will disappear.

#32 Everyone thinks they are clever. But the clever person knows deep down that the skillful person is more clever than he himself is.

#33 Faith makes us believe that we can transcend the present things and reach the future state though not in our present life-time.

#34 From now until you die, be honest and make others happy.

#35 If you do not find your happiness in this world then find it elsewhere and apply your efforts to work for others’ happiness.

#36 Do not seek for life, it will come to you when least expected. Live each moment as it comes.

#37 Every moment is an opportunity to practice meditation. Do not search for a better time to meditate, the best time is always now.

#38 Every experience is a lesson of some sort. Learn from every experience and it will transform your life into the infinite possibilities of enlightenment.

#39 Fear nothing, for fear leads to pain and pain drives one to forget their real nature and enter into further cycles of sadness and suffering.

#40 If we do not find fault with others, we should find fault with ourselves.

#41 Faith means that one should have confidence in things which are beyond the senses and reasonable proof of things which are beyond reasonable proof.

#42 The great secret of success is to go through life as though it were your last, for every moment of every day may be your last in this world.

#43 Those who lead others sure will be led themselves.

#44 The first step to a new beginning is to clear out the old baggage which hangs around from the past.

#45 Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.

#46 Giving is a delight, not only when there is something to give, but when there is nothing to give except oneself.

#47 How long will you remain a stranger to yourself? To benefit others you must first benefit yourself.

#48 If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or act with a pure thought, happiness follows him like his own shadow.

#49 If you wish others to be happy do not belittle any living being.

#50 The doctor of the body is medicine, the doctor of the soul is meditation. With these two doctors nothing can go wrong.

#51 Only by constant meditation on peace can there be any hope of deliverance from suffering and sorrow.

#52 Obstacles do not come because we want them to come; they come because we are attached to what we want.

#53 The power of thought creates life in all things that are born; therefore it should be controlled if one would live happily in this world.

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