Buddhist Quotes for Caregivers

Lowering human suffering is the essence of Buddha’s teachings. Unfortunately, the life of a caregiver involves a lot of pain and hard choices. That’s the nature of informal or family caregiving. The best way to practice Buddhism as a caregiver is by offering your precious time to your loved one. Self-control, calmness, compassion, and goodness are some of the core values of Buddhism. You can internalize these values into your life by being mindful when performing the tasks involved in caregiving. This article is all about Buddhist quotes for caregivers.

Here are the best Buddhist quotes for caregivers

If you’re determined to think of yourself as limited, fearful, vulnerable, or scarred by past experience, know only that you have chosen to do so.

Yongey Mingyur

Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.

Eckhart Tolle

The aware do not die;

The unaware are as though dead already.


Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.

Alan Wilson Watts

You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.

Eckhart Tolle

Even my Buddhist friends have been feeling despair and when they go bad, you know the end is nigh.

Anne Lamott

When life is empty, with respect to the past, and aimless, with respect to the future, the vacuum is filled by the present – normally reduced to a hairline, a split second in which there is no time for anything to happen.

Alan W. Watts

Everything is in your own heart.

Thich Nhat Hanh

We cannot expect any ecstasy greater than right here, right now—our everyday lives.

Kosho Uchiyama Roshi

Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.

Eckhart Tolle

If we stop being joyful and stop singing, we are caught in a kind of prison. The stars in the sky never build prisons.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.

Alan Watts

It took me some time to realize I wasn’t experiencing my experience.

Katherine Thanas

Because there’s no missing puzzle piece. And there’s no great mystery to solve. I’m perfect and complete exactly as I am. The world is perfect and complete exactly as it is. And my practice is learning to accept that fact regardless of what desire tells me.

Alex Kakuyo

Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.

Eckhart Tolle


Caregiving involves taking care of a family member with a chronic or terminal illness. Some conditions can bring about behavioral changes in the care recipient. They may act in a hostile or a mean way. You know you cannot take things personally but it’s not easy to separate facts from emotions. This is where Eastern teachings can help. You can become a mindful, more compassionate caregiver by reading Buddhist quotes.

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