A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
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I've never personally heard such a quote. But I cannot be 100% sure - having not read the entire Pali canon. To me it seems unlikely.fragrant herbs wrote:I read in a novel that Buddha said, "You are Gods yourself." Did he really say this? If so, where? Thanks.
Which book was it in and in what context was the quote given?
"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
Which novel by whom?fragrant herbs wrote:I read in a novel that Buddha said, "You are Gods yourself." Did he really say this? If so, where? Thanks.
Did the Buddha say that? Not in any of the early recorded traditions available.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723
Possible a very poor translation of Dhammapada v 160:
Nātha can also be translated as Lord or Master, so you are the Lord of yourself, you are your own master. There is no Lord or God who is your master. In other words, you alone are responsible for your own happiness and sorrow, and master of your own destiny.Attā hi attano nātho, ko hi nātho paro siyā.
Attanā hi sudantena, nāthaṃ labhati dullabhaṃ.
Oneself is one’s own refuge, what other refuge could there be?
With oneself well controlled one obtains a refuge hard to gain.