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.
When Fortune knocks, open the door,' they say. But why should one make fortune knock, by keeping the door shut?
Have you noticed how many people who walk in the shade curse the Sun?
The word 'choice' is a fraud while people choose only what they have been taught to choose.
Trying to force something is the best way to stop it happening.
When a belief becomes more than an instrument, you are lost. You remain lost until you learn what 'belief' is really for.
Opinion is usually something which people have when they lack comprehensive information.
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.
If you can turn a murderer into a mere thief, you are making progress.
It is not only a matter of not caring who knows - it is also a matter of knowing who cares.
Mediation - Before you learn how to meditate, you must unlearn what you think meditation might be.
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?
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.
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.
The chicken had his wish, and was magically transformed into a fox. Then he found that he could not digest grain.
When tomorrow comes, think tomorrow's thoughts.
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.
Study the assumptions behind your actions. Then study the assumptions behind your assumptions.
Materialism, attachment to things of the world, includes pride. Many religious people suffer from pride: taking pleasure or even delight in being good, or religious.
Worry is a cloud which rains destruction.
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