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.
He is able who thinks he is able.
Love the whole world as a mother lovers her only child.
What is evil Killing is evil, lying is evil, slandering is evil, abuse is evil, gossip is evil envy is evil, hatred is evil, to cling to false doctrine is evil all these things are evil. And what is the root of evil Desire is the root of evil, illusion is the root of evil.
Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as are those which a chick which has not broken its way through its shell might form of the outside world.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Embrace nothing If you meet the Buddha, kill the Buddha. If you meet your father, kill your father. Only live your life as it is, Not bound to anything.
Reverence, humility, contentment, gratitude and hearing the good Dhamma, this is the best good luck
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
It is to see the faults of others, but difficult to see once own faults. One shows the faults of others like chaff winnowed in the wind, but one conceals one's own faults as a cunning gambler conceals his dice.
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?
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
From the Dharma should one see the Buddhas, From the dharma-bodies come their guidance. Yet dharma's true nature cannot be discerned and no one can be conscious of it as an object
Life at home is cramped and dirty, it is difficult to live a spiritual life completely, perfect and pure in all its parts while cabinned
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words This is good luck
Better the man that conquer a thousand thousand men is the one who conquer one, himself.
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