In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.
What we think, we become.
Because a Bodhisattva who gives a gift should not be supported by a thing, nor should he be supported anywhere.The great being should give gifts in such a way that he is not supported by the notion of a sign and why Because the heap of merit of tha
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.
The good shine from afarLike the snowy Himalayas.The bad don't appearEven when near,Like arrows shot into the night.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
All acts of living become bad by ten things, and by avoiding the ten things they become good. There are three evils of the body, four evils of the tongue, and three evils of the mind.
My doctrine is not a doctrine but just a vision. I have not given you any set rules, I have not given you a system.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
On the contrary, Subhuti, those Bodhisattvas who, when these words of the sutra are being taught, will find even one single thought of serene faith, will be such as have honoured many hundreds of thousands of Buddhas, such as have planted their roots
The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest.
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
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.
All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.
Make a proper investigation first. Proper investigation is good for a well-known person like yourself.
Whoever counters the malicious with malice can never be free, but one who feels no maliciousness pacifies those who hate. Hate brings misery to humanity so the wise man knows no hatred
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Let the wise guard their thoughts, which are difficult to perceive, extremely subtle, and wander at will. Thought which is well guarded is the bearer of happiness.
Meditation brings wisdom lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
The Buddhas do but tell the way it is for you to swelter at the task.
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.
One thought leads to heaven, one thought leads to hell.
The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
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