Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?
Better the man that conquer a thousand thousand men is the one who conquer one, himself.
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
And again, Subhuti, suppose a woman or a man were to renounce all their belongings as many times as there are grains of sand in the river Ganges and suppose that someone else, after taking from this discourse on dharma but one stanza of four lines,
Inflamed by greed, incensed by hate, confused by delusion, overcome by them, obsessed by mind, a man chooses for his own affliction, for others' affliction, for the affliction of both and experiences pain and grief
A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors.
On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
Not one or two, Subhuti, not one or two, but all the beings - men, women, animals, birds, trees, rocks. All the beings in the world. One should create such a determination that I will lead all of them into nirvana'.
A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.
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