“He was a great spiritual, intellectual, social redeemer, a radical.”
- Keanu Reeves on the Buddha
"is to become happier...it's about promoting a state. And it's not an action, it's a process...We're all moving away from suffering and toward happiness.”
-Richard Gere on Buddhism
“By overcoming anger, hurt and attachment we become stronger; you bring these before the Buddhas, before the protectors, and purify yourself. "
- Steven Seagal
“Through Buddhism, we could gain wisdom and see our values more clearly. We can learn to see material needs, fame and wealth from different points of view. “
- Jet Li
"In the Buddhist religion you have to work for it yourself, internally, in order to achieve anything in life and set up the next life. It is all about what you do and you get out of it what you put into it
- Tiger Woods
"Now I know there's a force in the world. There's an energy that if you put out good and you put out love it comes back to you. That's a basic thing that works for me."
- Jennifer Lopez
"It's about studying what is going on in my daily life and using that as a fuel to go and live a bigger life,"
“But the philosophy I most identify with is Buddhism, because it’s the one that doesn’t say, ‘This is the only way.”
“Do you know what the three terrible karmas in Buddhism are? … the three terrible karmas are beauty, wealth and fame. Meaning that they're traps. They're the things that stop you from finding true happiness."
- Brad Pitt
"Peace and tranquility.."
- Leonardo di Caprio
"A change of direction happens when you take refuge and become a practitioner. For me, it's been about reassessing, reviewing and reprioritizing everything in my life. It's been about revitalizing my morality and my relationship to cause and effect, meaning what I do as a person - with my body, speech and mind - and how it affects all other beings. Each song is about my relationship to something, and it's also about the cause and effect of each of those relationships."
- K.D. Lang