"Every Living Being Has The Same Basic Wish."
Every living being has the same basic wish – to be happy and to avoid suffering. Even newborn babies, animals, and insects have this wish. It has been our main wish since beginning less time and it is with us all the time, even during our sleep.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
What we think, we become.
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.
To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
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.
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?
He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.
A jug fills drop by drop.
The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.
All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
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.
Wisdom To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
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.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
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.
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.