Enlightenment must come little by little - otherwise it would overwhelm.
A motto of the human race: Let me do as I like, and give me approval as well.
Knowledge is not gained, it is there all the time. It is the "veils" which have to be dissolved in the mind.
Trying to force something is the best way to stop it happening.
The word 'choice' is a fraud while people choose only what they have been taught to choose.
You must empty out the dirty water before you fill the pitcher with clean.
Man (and woman) has an infinite capacity for self-development. Equally, he has an infinite capacity for self-destruction. A human being may be clinically alive and yet, despite all appearances, spiritually dead.
When a belief becomes more than an instrument, you are lost. You remain lost until you learn what 'belief' is really for.
The chicken had his wish, and was magically transformed into a fox. Then he found that he could not digest grain.
The stupidest man I ever met had a favourite saying.
'What do you think I am, stupid, or something?
Right time, right place, right people equals success. Wrong time, wrong place, wrong people equals most of the real human history.
Please, not again what you studied, how long you spent at it, how many books you wrote, what people thought of you - but: what did you learn?
Mediation - Before you learn how to meditate, you must unlearn what you think meditation might be.
The proverb says that 'The answer to a fool is silence'. Observation, however, indicates that almost any other answer will have the same effect in the long run.
Opinion is usually something which people have when they lack comprehensive information.
Study the assumptions behind your actions. Then study the assumptions behind your assumptions.
Worry is a cloud which rains destruction.
To 'see both sides' of a problem is the surest way to prevent its complete solution. Because there are always more than two sides.
You have not forgotten to remember; You have remembered to forget. But people can forget to forget. That is just as important as remembering to remember - and generally more practical.
Have you noticed how many people who walk in the shade curse the Sun?
Knowledge is something which you can use. Belief is something which uses you.
If, from time to time, you give up expectation, you will be able to perceive what it is you are getting.
If you can turn a murderer into a mere thief, you are making progress.
Anyone can see that an ass laden with books remains a donkey. A human being laden with the undigested results of a tussle with thoughts and books, however, still passes for wise.
From imperial, economic and ideological causes, many cultures are the inheritors, and hence the prisoners, of attitudes of scorn and disdain for other faiths – outlooks which are not ennobling to anyone.
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