One example of a quote about love that is suitable for a daily reminder is "You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection," from the Buddha. Another example is "Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it," by Harry Emerson Fosdick.Continue Reading
Born as Siddhartha Gautama in sixth century Nepal, the Buddha achieved a state of enlightenment through deep meditation. His spiritual leadership and teachings are the foundation for the religion of Buddhism. Siddhartha was the son of a king of a large clan called the Shakyas.
Siddhartha's father sheltered him from human suffering and religion in a life of opulence, until one day Siddhartha adventured outside the palace walls. What he witnessed inspired him to leave his life as prince behind and pursue a path of asceticism, which led to his enlightenment. Another quote from the Buddha about love is "Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule."
Henry Emerson Fosdick was an American pastor during the 20th century. He was a prominent figure in the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy during the 1920s and 1930s and one of the most well-known liberal ministers of that time. Fosdick labeled himself as a Baptist, but he was a guest preacher for other denominations as well.Learn more about Education