As a bee without harming the flower, its colour or scent, flies away, collecting only the honey, even so should the sage wander in the village.
No one can escape death and unhappiness. If people expect only happiness in life, they will be disappointed.
Through one all are known, through one all are also seen
If beings knew, as I know, the results of sharing gifts, they would not enjoy their gifts without sharing them with others, nor would the taint of stinginess obsess the heart and stay there. even if it were their last and final bit of food, they would not enjoy its use without sharing it, if there w
Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.
Let the wise one control his thoughts, for they are difficult to perceive, often elusive, and they rush about frantically: a mind well controlled achieves peace and happiness.
As an elephant in the battlefield withstands arrows shot from bows all around, even so shall I endure abuse.
I will not look at another's bowl intent on finding fault: a training to be observed.
Freed by full realization and at peace, the mind of such a man is at peace, and his speech and action peaceful. He has no need for faith who knows the uncreated, who has cut off rebirth, who has destroyed any opportunity for good or evil, and cast away all desire. He is indeed the ultimate man.
There is one thing that, when cultivated and regularly practiced, leads to deep spiritual intention, to peace, to mindfulness and clear comprehension, to vision and knowledge, to a happy life here and now, and to the culmination of wisdom and awakening. And what is that one thing? It is mindfulness
The grudge you hold on to is like a hot coal that you intend to throw at someone, only you're the one who gets burned.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Realizing the doctrine of dependent-arising, the wise do not at all partake of extreme views
There are three things that cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.
Offensive acts come back upon the evil doer, like dust that is thrown against the wind.
Only he who crosses the stream of life wishes to know what is known as unknowable.
The one who wanders independent in the world, free from opinions and viewpoints, does not grasp them and enter into disputations and arguments. As the lotus rises on its stalk unsoiled by the mud and the water, so the wise one speaks of peace and is unstained by the opinions of the world.
We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it?
The true master lives in truth, in goodness and restraint, non-violence, moderation, and purity.
Will not be punished for your anger, your anger is the punishment.
Do not have as friends harmful people, the wise person does not associate with the worst of people. Have as friends virtuous people, the wise person associates with the best of people.
I knew that most people never see this reality because they attach to the material aspect of the world. Illusions of self and other fill their vision. I also realized there are those with little dust limiting their vision.
Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.
Yet the Teaching is simple. Do what is right. Be pure. At the end of the way is freedom.
To meditate is to listen with a receptive heart.
The seeker is that which is being sought.
A fool acquires knowledge only to his own disadvantage. It destroys what good he has, and turns his brains.
Seeing the similarity to oneself, one should not use violence or have it used.
Journey over, sorrowless, freed in every way, and with all bonds broken - for such a man there is no more distress.
If you find someone with wisdom, good judgment, and good actions; make him a companion.