If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.
The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
Master your words. Master your thoughts. Never allow your body to do harm. Follow these three roads with purity And you will find yourself upon the one way, The way of wisdom.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
How easy it is to see your brother's faults, How hard it is to face your own.
The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change. So that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger, but in wisdom, understanding and love.
Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn't more complicated that that. It is opening to or recieving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.
One torch can dissipate the accumulated darkness of a thousand aeons.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
The point of the spiritual revolution is not to become a good Buddhist, but to become a wise and compassionate human being, to awaken from our life of complacency and ignorance and to be a buddha.
Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.
If you haven't wept deeply, you haven't begun to meditate.
When it is impossible for anger to arise within you, you find no outside enemies anywhere. An outside enemy exists only if there is anger inside.
Dharma is not upheld by talking about it. Dharma is upheld by living in harmony with it.
An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Encountering sufferings will definitely contribute to the elevation of your spiritual practice, provided you are able to transform calamity and misfortune into the path.
Here in this body are the sacred rivers, here are the sun and moon, as well as the pilgrimage places. I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body
Rather than encouraging apathy through submissive responses, let us deliver the message loudly and clearly, that needles killing and suffering is wrong.
When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.
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