Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
No matter where you read it,
Or who has said it,
Not even if I have said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense.
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.
A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
There is no fire like passion
No crime like hatred,
No sorrow like separation,
No sickness like hunger,
And no joy like the joy of freedom.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
With good will for the entire cosmos, cultivate a limitless heart: above, below, and all around, unobstructed, without hostility or hate.
With gentleness overcome anger. With generosity overcome meanness. With truth overcome deceit.
Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.
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.
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind.
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.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
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.
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.
Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to everyone else
Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
What you think you become.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
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.
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