‘Buddha or Bust’ is a novel book by author ‘Perry Garfinkel.’ There are many things to talk about this book. On reading this book, you shall find yourself reciting some of the most intelligent quotes that Buddha spoke during his lifetime.
Most quotes were originally in Pali script. Pali is an ancient language used for trade during the times of Buddha.
One of the interesting things you may note while reading Buddha or Bust quotes is that they are self-explanatory. You can describe them in easy language without having the necessity of using Pali scripts. Further, they make universal appeal and are applicable to all sects and creeds. Following are two famous quotes that have caught everyone’s attention.
Buddha said, “You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself.” So is true when it comes to learning the essence of Buddhism. It is one of the most powerful quotes answering all the quests to a newcomer in Buddhism. Complete acceptance of the path is the way to cover it.
Here, the path refers to ‘Dhamma’, which is the path of righteousness. Most philosophers, who study ancient Pali seek solace in reading Buddha or Bust quotes in Pali language itself.
However, not everyone can read Pali. Thanks to Perry Garfinkel, whose novel work on ‘Buddha or Bust’ has made it easier for English speaking audience to understand the quotes of Buddha.
Another equally popular quote is, “You must each be a lamp unto yourselves.” It was the last and most propounding quote by Buddha. It selfdom speaks that you cannot spread Buddhism unless you are in light of it.
Another way to interpret this quote is that you cannot achieve divinity until you become light itself. It means that you yourself can free yourself from all your miseries. This quote came from Buddha during his dying hours.
Apart from these quotes, there are plenty of Buddha or Bust quotes, which are worth mentioning. However, they may sound simple in English, but each has a transcendental meaning. It is ideal to buy a good book to understand exact interpretations of these quotes.
There are plenty of books speaking about Buddha and his philosophies, however ‘Buddha or Bust’ by Perry Garfinkel is generally an offbeat book that speaks more about the man himself than his religion. It is recommended for people, who wish to know about Buddha without being blundered by religious philosophies. The book talks about truth, happiness, meaning and the man who found them all.