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16 Inspirational Ajahn Brahm Quotes On Meditation, Life, Health & Happiness

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Ajahn Brahn is a British-Australian Theravada Buddhist monk. He is also the spiritual director of Buddhist Society of Western-Australia, spiritual adviser to the Buddhist Society of Victoria, just to name a few.

Here are some of his life-changing quotes that will change how you see life, how you meditate, and what happiness means to you:

“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.”- Ajahn Brahm

“Love is the ability to embrace the imperfections of another, of ourselves, and of life.”- Ajahn Brahm

“Whatever you value, whatever you think is really important, that is what will develop and grow.”- Ajahn Brahm

“What is more important, being right or living in harmony together?”- Ajahn Brahm

“What you see in others is what they will show you back.”- Ajahn Brahm

“It’s never his problem, her problem or my problem, it’s always our problem. We are in this together. That’s how you solve the problem.”- Ajahn Brahm

“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

“You can’t always cure, but you can always care.”- Ajahn Brahm

“Always put happiness and joy into whatever you are doing.”- Ajahn Brahm

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“Inspiration is a beautiful source of pure energy that uplifts your heart.”- Ajahn Brahm

A lot of the time you learn the most from osmosis, by just hanging around good people.”- Ajahn Brahm

“When you cultivate a beautiful mind throughout the day, you will have a beautiful mind in meditation.”- Ajahn Brahm

“Your real home is not the house you live in, but the stillness and peace in your heart.”- Ajahn Brahm

“It’s not important what you are meditating on, but how you are meditating.”- Ajahn Brahm

“Meditation is not about attaining more things, but about letting go of things and becoming more free.”- Ajahn Brahm

“Suffering is asking from the world what it can never give you.”- Ajahn Brahm

“The Time Is Now, The Place Is Here.”

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There is no perfect time to start something. The right time to start anything is now. If not now, when?

If you want to start something, don’t wait for the perfect time to come. There is no perfect time to do anything. The perfect time is now, not tomorrow, not next week, not next month, not next year. If you don’t do it now, when are you going to do it.

If you don’t take action to change your life, if you don’t take action to change your situation, your life will never change. You are the only person who can change your life. Dan Millman said, “The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the moment. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for.”

Yes, you can’t change the past, but you can do a lot of things to shape your future. You can shape your future if you want to. You can do it by taking the right actions today. You can change your future by paying attention to the things that you are doing now. Don’t waste your time with negative, unproductive people. They will ruin your life for you.

If you don’t plan for tomorrow, you will not have tomorrow. If you don’t plant the right seeds today, you will not reap the right fruits tomorrow.

You can do it. You are the only one who can make your life better. Start small. Take baby steps. Do one thing at a time. Meet with the people who can change your life, and stay away from those who can’t.

Don’t wait for the perfect time. According to Arthur Ashe, “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”