Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.
With gentleness overcome anger. With generosity overcome meanness. With truth overcome deceit.
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. A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
Few cross over the river. Most are stranded on this side. On the riverbank they run up and down. But the wise man, following the way, Crosses over, beyond the reach of death. He leaves the dark way For the way of light.
The fragrance of sandalwood and rosebay does not travel far. But the fragrance of virtue rises to the heavens.
Let them not do the slightest thing that the wise would later reprove.
Watch the thought and its ways with care, and let it spring from love born out of concern for all beings.
Born out of concern for all beings.
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind.
With good will for the entire cosmos, cultivate a limitless heart: above, below, and all around, unobstructed, without hostility or hate.
The creatures that inhabit this earth--be they human beings or animals--are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.
Whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings...that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
There is no fire like passion: there is no evil and hatred.
Mind is everything. What we think, we become.
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