Your Enemy according to Buddha

Eneny Buddhism Buddha quotes

In his teachings Gautama Buddha have mentioned the following as enemies of Human beings.

Sensual passions are your first enemy.
Your second is called Discontent.
Your third is Hunger & Thirst.
Your fourth is called Craving.
Fifth is Sloth & Drowsiness.
Sixth is called Terror.
Your seventh is Uncertainty.
Hypocrisy & Stubbornness, your eighth.
Gains, Offerings, Fame, & Status wrongly gained,
and whoever would praise self
& disparage others.
That, Namuci, is your enemy,
the Dark One’s commando force.
A coward can’t defeat it,
but one having defeated it
gains bliss.

– Gautama Buddha

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  1. The enemy is within ourselves, battling against it is a great achievement. Very nice quote.

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  2. Great quote, not one seen from the Buddha very often (well, not by me anyway). Thanks for the follow by the way.

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    1. My pleasure πŸ™‚
      Writing quotes is a good idea, you can always read them in hard time of your life. This gives a lot of motivation.
      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  3. Hunger & thirst are above all a basic necessity that alas can become a sensual passion only when one is ignorant & self-indulgent or a Lotus-eater. Nevertheless it’s still a good quote & above all a great blog-website

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  4. Tall order! thanks for following, nice mix you have here, will be dropping by too

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  5. I like the Buddha and I have copied this rather than reblogging, all the info is attached and everything comes right back here, even the comments. Thank you for stopping by

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  6. Glad to see the Buddha’s teachings on defending yourself from enemies within and without. This is part of the vegansamurai philosophy as well. Cheers:)

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  7. Love this!It definitely rings true for legitimacy and accuracy for we often abuse and take advantage of what we feel we need the most.

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  8. I love to read Buddha teachings and quotes. I have read many articles written by Lama Surya Das on meditation and Buddhism. Writings by Lama Surya Das are quite inspirational and motivating for human beings like me.

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