According to Buddhist practice, there are three stages or steps. The initial stage is to reduce attachment towards life. The second stage is the elimination of desire and attachment to this samsara. Then in the third stage, self-cherishing is eliminated
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought; what we think we become.
The tongue like a sharp knife ... Kills without drawing blood.
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?
Conquer the angry man by love.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
Pay no attention to the faults of others, things done or left undone by others. Consider only what by oneself is done or left undone.
The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.
The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways.
With gentleness overcome anger. With generosity overcome meanness. With truth overcome deceit.
One should not kill a living being, nor cause it to be killed, nor should one incite another to kill. Do not injure any being, either strong or weak, in the world.
The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.
Make an island of yourself, make yourself your refuge; there is no other refuge. Make truth your island, make truth your refuge; there is no other refuge.
These teachings are like a raft, to be abandoned once you have crossed the flood. Since you should abandon even good states of mind generated by these teachings, How much more so should you abandon bad states of mind!
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. Develop the mind of equilibrium. You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind: follow the calmness, the absence of pride.
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