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  • As the Fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.
    (Buddha)

  • There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.
    (Buddha)

  • A jug fills drop by drop.
    (Buddha)

  • To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.
    (Buddha)

  • 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.
    (Buddha)


  • There is an unborn, a not-become, a not-made, a not-compounded. There cannot be any escape from what is born, become compounded. But since there is this unborn, not become, not-made, not-compounded, therefore is there made known an escape from what i
    (Buddha)

  • Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
    (Buddha)

  • 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 e.
    (Buddha)

  • Do not speak thus, Subhuti Yes, even then there will be of beings who, when these words of the sutra are being taught, will understand their truth. For even at that time, Subhuti, there will be Bodhisattvas. And these Bodhisattvas, Subhuti, will not
    (Buddha)

  • This life of separateness may be compared to a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning.
    (Buddha)

  • To support mother and father, to cherish wife and child and to have a simple livelihood this is the good luck.
    (Buddha)

  • Think not lightly of evil, saying, 'It will not come to me.' Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
    (Buddha)

  • We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
    (Buddha)

  • This Ariyan Eightfold Path, that is to say Right view, right aim, right speech, right action, right living, right effort, right mindfulness, right contemplation.
    (Buddha)

  • Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
    (Buddha)


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