It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
The greatest prayer is patience.
She who knows life flows, feels no wear or tear, needs no mending or repair.
You are the community now. Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don't give up.
Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all
Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.
Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.
Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.
Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.
Attachment leads to suffering.
Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.
True love is born from understanding.
If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us?
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There's only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.
Nothing is forever except change.
The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.
Purity or impurity depends on oneself, No one can purify another.
Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.
Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth. [<em>Verse 223</em>]
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading
Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.
Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one man seems nonsense to another.
Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
It is like a lighted torch whose flame can be distributed to ever so many other torches which people may bring along; and therewith they will cook food and dispel darkness, while the original torch itself remains burning ever the same. It is even so with the bliss of the Way.
A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.
If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.
There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.
You only lose what you cling to.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to everyone else