To the illumined man or woman, a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same.
An intelligent person does not take part in the sources of misery, which are due to contact with material senses. Such pleasures have a beginning and an end, and so the wise man does not delight in them.
One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men.
Those who are envious and mischievous, who are the lowest among men, are cast by me into the ocean of material existence, into various demoniac species of life.
When a man dwells on the objects of sense, he creates an attraction for them attraction develops into desire, and desire breeds anger.
The joys that spring from external associations bring pain they have their beginnings and their endings. The wise man does not rejoice in them.
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he becomes.
One who works in devotion, who is a pure soul, And who controls his mind and senses, is dear to everyone, and everyone is dear to him. Though always working, such a man is never entangled.
As a man can drink water from any side of a full tank, so the skilled theologian can wrest from any scripture that which will serve his purpose.
What is work and what is not work are questions that perplex the wisest of men.
The senses have been conditioned by attraction to the pleasant and aversion to the unpleasant a man should not be ruled by them they are obstacles in his path.
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